Whether it’s breakfast, brunch or early lunch – a weekday or weekend treat – these 10 fantastic eateries from across the island give us all the motivation we need to get up and out of bed! Ease yourself into the day with these perfectly indulgent dishes from classic eggs benedict, the ultimate fry-up to the pancake stack of your dreams. We’re spoilt for choice!
1. Iniala Harbour House | Valletta
Breakfast at Iniala Harbour House is served on their stunning rooftop restaurant overlooking the Grand Harbour. From the classic to the contemporary, the restaurant offers a versatile mix of freshly baked breads and pastries, together with seasonal, regional and international signature breakfast dishes to please all palates. Each dish has been carefully crafted to offer an elevated take on timeless breakfast classics as well as bespoke dishes inspired by traditional recipes from around the world.
2. Hilton’s Vista Lounge and Terrace | St, Julian’s
Overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea and surrounding fortifications, Vista certainly lives up to its namesake. Whatever the purpose of your visit – a coffee, a speciality tea, fresh pastries, or a light meal – Vista is the perfect option for you!
3. The Black Egg | Ta’ Xbiex
This trendy eatery aims to provide their guests with a refined brunch experience surrounded by chic interiors, good vibes, scrumptious food and great cocktails! Not to mention the stunning view of the capital city from their sunny spot on the Ta’ Xbiex Seafront. Check out their signature dish; The Black Egg – a base of sourdough, avocado, black poached eggs and pomegranate, or opt for their take on the classic Eggs Benedict served on a sourdough muffin, spinach, poached eggs, hollandaise and guanciale.
4. Marelli Café | Birkirkara
This cute little bruncheria makes food that looks so good it has us drooling onto our screens! Known for their brunch and lunch, they change up their specials regularly throughout the working days, and enjoy coming up with new dishes made from scratch! Top favourites on the menu are the Fried Chicken Benny; a buttered brioche bun, baby spinach leaves, buttermilk fried chicken poached eggs topped with hollandaise, crispy onions, scallions and sweet soy sauce. Or for something sweet – the Pistachio & Ricotta French toast; cornflaked brioche slices, fried in butter with whipped sweetened ricotta topped with pistachio cream!
5. Dr. Juice | Gzira & Pama Outlets
Firmly established in Malta’s food scene, Dr. Juice have made a name for themselves in consistently serving up natural good food on the go. “We know that food & movement are medicine and that balance is always key. We keep seeking better ways to inspire others and become the best version of ourselves.”
Opening hours of shop (Grab and Go items) 7am-8pm daily
Hot Kitchen (brunch option) for walk ins and Dr Juice App (collection basis) 8am-3pm every day
Delivery for WOLT & BOLT: 9am-3pm
Contact +356 21341218 & find them on Facebook and Instagram
6. Farmer’s Deli Organic Bistro | Attard
Brunch at the Farmer’s Deli Organic Bistro is a decadent affair that sets a bright tone to the day. The Chef’s pantry is the grocery itself, adjacent to the Bistro, offering exclusively organic ingredients. With breakfast staples to share, from free range poached and scrambled eggs, avo on sourdough, lots of bubbly and cold-pressed fresh fruit juices, to more specific items, like the vegan & gluten free miniature cupcakes, plant-based English breakfast & glam Espresso Martini, within the peaceful surrounding gardens of Villa Bologna.
7. Two Buoys Bistro | St. Julian’s
This perfectly situated bistro prides itself in giving you the Melbourne experience of food, style, vibe and service in Malta. Located on the beautiful St. Julian’s seafront, you can feast while soaking up the sun and enjoying the view. Brunch favourites include the Brighton Breakfast Platter; muesli, fresh orange juice, avocado toast and egg with tomato and beetroot hummus and the Port Melbourne Pancakes; gluten-free pancakes served with bacon, maple syrup and ice cream.
Open Wednesday till Saturday from 9am-11pm and Sundays from 9am-7pm
Call on +356 21222221 & find them on Facebook and Instagram
8. Java | Naxxar
In contrast to its busy surroundings of Naxxar’s bustling centre, Java offers a peaceful and intimate escape for foodies. Dedicated to breakfast and brunch, Java is a top pick for speciality coffee and a breakfast that hits all the spots. Top picks from the menu include their vegan Veggie Bagel, JAVA Egg with bacon, and the Smoothie Bowl!
9. Danny’s | Qormi
This young and energetic team have a great background in the industry working in a number of top restaurants over the island. It shows that they pay close attention to detail and also take pride in offering top quality service. The majority of the items on the menu are made in-house, both food and beverages which requires a lot of time and dedication towards their craft. Brunch specials include the ‘Avocado & Eggs on Toast’ – try this with some delicious extras such as their in-house cured Salmon! Or the ‘Eggs your way’ with their thick cut honey-pepper bacon – a perfect mix of smokey and sweet flavours.
10. Samizu | Pieta
What better spot to sip a frothy cappuccino and tuck into a full English Breakfast (complete with the HP sauce no less) than on Samizu’s stunning patio, overlooking the newly renovated Valletta Marina. And for those who wake up feeling more adventurous try their ‘Crepes Ricotta e Pepe’ – crepes filled with sweet sheep ricotta and pear puree, cooked in a light sugar syrup flavoured with orange zest and grand marnier. Yes please!