Culturally speaking, breakfast is not the most popular meal among the Maltese. Which is not to say you’ll struggle to find anything from characterful corner cafés to sophisticated restaurants opening early on in the day; indeed, there’s something to suit every taste and budget. Read on to find out the best places to grab anything from a full English to something more traditional.
Everything at Debbie’s Caffe is a treat to the eyes and, equally of course, to the palate. Located in the heart of the island’s northernmost town, Mellieha, Debbie’s offers customers a vast selection of breakfasts, including European and American pancakes, a healthy selection of gourmet sandwiches, weekly specials and homemade cupcakes and desserts. Ingredients often used in local seasonal sweet food are here creatively re-imagined and served in a beautifully decorated interior. Chances are your first visit will not be your last.
Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieħa, Malta. +356 2765 4101
A favorite of Valletta’s white-collar workers, Reno’s Café is a long-standing family-run joint. It stemmed from the family’s 1930s confectionery business, the history of which comes across in little glimpses of printed material framed on the walls. Reno, the animated owner, is an ever present sight, sure to help you navigate your way through a long menu of their affordable ftira (local flat bread sandwiches) filled with an equally long assortment of delectable ingredients.
Address: 10, Zachary Street, Valletta, Malta. +356 2124 5333