Looking for a boozy, bottomless, vegan, or dog-friendly brunch in Malta? Check out my list of the best brunch spots on the island and enjoy!
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What’s the best brunch in Malta?
- Kingsway Boozy Brunch (Valletta)
- Hammett’s Bottomless Brunch (Sliema)
- Manouche A la Carte Brunch (St Julians and Valletta)
- Crust A la Carte Brunch (St Julians)
- U Bistrot A la Carte Brunch (St Julians)
- NAAR A la Carte and Vegan Brunch (St Julians)
- Dr Juice Healthy Brunch (several locations)
- French Bakery French Brunch (St Julians)
I love Breakfast Food and I love booze, so of course, Brunch is the best of both worlds.
What is brunch? Brunch is the ultimate guilty pleasure, allowing for a lazy weekend. Brunch is normally served around 12 pm, in between (or instead of) breakfast and lunch. The best brunch restaurants will have a variety of scrumptious dishes and drinks to choose from and share.
Going for brunch in Malta is a perfect weekend or public holiday activity for the spring and summertime. Sit outside and enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious food to start the day.
To be honest, brunch can be enjoyed all year and every day – like an all-day breakfast. You just need to know where to go, and I am here to help with that!
Top 8 Spots for Brunch in Malta
After living in Malta for years and enjoying my fair share of breakfast and brunches out, I have compiled my very favourites into this top list.
Before jumping into the list, I have to give a disclaimer that most of the restaurants mentioned are in St Julians. This is simply because the St Julians area is where I have had the most (and best) brunches during my years in Malta.
If you have any good recommendations, I would love to expand my horizon a bit with new locations too! But for now, let’s check out the best spots for brunch in Malta, featuring some St Julians, Valletta and Sliema favourites.
Malta Boozy Brunch
With brunch, you’ll often swap your coffee for a glass of prosecco or a mimosa. If you want a boozy brunch, I recommend going for a bottomless option where you pay for a certain amount of hours of free-flowing drinks. Luckily, there are some great options available!
1. Kingsway Bar & Cafe, Valletta
Starting off strong, Kingsway is currently my favourite brunch spot in Malta. I have always loved Kingsway and it became extra special after my fiancé and I had our champagne there after we got engaged. But out of all the food I have tried here, the brunch is number one.
Kingsway Brunch Details
At Kingsway, brunch is served until 4 pm. They have a brunch a la carte menu with 7 different dishes including smashed avocado toast and an English muffin with beef brisket. You can either order the dish of your choice (for about €10 each) and drinks on the side, or opt for the Boozy Brunch deal.
With the Boozy Brunch, you will get a selection of tapas to share, one main brunch item, and 2 hours of free-flowing drinks for only €35 per person. What I really loved about this deal is that you can switch between different drinks as you don’t have to pick one and stick with it. Drinks include beer, prosecco, mimosa, Aperol & wine spritzers.
The selection is great, making this easily the best bottomless brunch Malta.
Kingsway Boozy Brunch
Last time I went for the dish “The Squire” which is an absolutely amazing combination of chorizo, asparagus, creamed corn, fried egg and bread.
€35 (with drinks)
2. Hammett’s Gastro Bar, Sliema
Hammett’s is a classy and modern gastro bar located along the Sliema seafront. With a nice outside terrace and a large inside seating area, you can enjoy food or drinks here no matter the weather or time of day.
Hammett’s Brunch Details
I have been to brunch at Hammett’s several times, both “regular” and boozy. No matter the drink, I always opt for the delicious American pancakes for food. If you are not much of a sweet tooth, I would recommend the Eggs Benedict.
With the Bottomless Brunch at Hammett’s you can enjoy two hours of free-flowing Prosecco for your table and a brunch dish each at €24 per person. This is a perfect start to the day, especially if you are seated outside in the sun. Another bottomless brunch Malta option, but here you can’t choose any other drinks than Prosecco.
Hammett’s Bottomless Brunch
I love pancakes and always go for the “American Short Stack“, the best pancakes (and maple syrup!) in Malta.
€24 (with Prosecco)
A la Carte Brunch
While a set menu deal often works well with brunch, the options might sometimes be limited. If you are looking for a bigger selection of dishes and drinks to choose from, check out an a la carte brunch from my favourites below.
3. Manouche Craft Bakery & Bistro, St Julians and Valletta
Manouche is a French Bakery where I was dying to try the food. Looking at their social media, I was always amazed by the delicious baked goods and dishes they shared. And luckily, I was far from disappointed once I got a taste!
Manouche Brunch Details
Manouche doesn’t actually have a Brunch menu, but an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. The breakfast is now served from 8 am until 3 pm. The hours have been extended due to the high demand! From 12 pm there is also a lunch menu until 3 pm. And at the end of 2020, a new Manouche outlet also opened up in Valletta!
If you want to go for a great brunch early or late, I promise you it will be worth it. Simply take your pick and order from what is available. The breakfast menu at Manouche includes so many unique dishes. Here you can find a wide variety of omelettes, benedicts, french toast and more. Don’t forget to order some fresh baked goods on the side or to go!
I like to order a mix of sweet and savoury. Last time I had an Almond, Chocolate Croissant and a Brioche bun with Avocado, Egg and Bacon.
€2-€11 per dish
4. Crust Bakery – Bar – Bistro, St Julians
Crust Malta is a great spot for lunch, dinner, drinks or brunch. The restaurant is led by Chef Sean Gravina who really knows how to combine flavours and textures into a great dish.
Crust Brunch Details
At Crust, you will find a modest brunch menu covering all the classic dishes. Try a staple Smashed Avocado Toast or Eggs Benedict, or opt for something different with a Sweet French Toast or Breakfast Tagine. If you don’t feel like a classic brunch dish, you can choose from the lunch menu where you’ll find salads, burgers and more.
In addition to the tasty dishes, Crust has a full menu of drinks to enjoy with the food. Try one of the three unique brunch cocktails or an old favourite. Remember to book in advance, especially if you want to sit outside in the sun!
I have tried a few dishes at Crust, but nothing beats the “Sweet French Toast” which is a perfect combination of Banana, Peanut Butter, Berries and more deliciousness.
€8-€13 per dish
5. U Bistrot, St Julians
Similar to Manouche, U Bistrot doesn’t have a specific brunch menu. But I wanted to include it on the list as you will find a long breakfast menu here, serving every day until 12:30 pm.
U Bistrot Brunch Details
At U Bistrot you can go for sweet or savoury, healthy or naughty. There are many classic breakfast dishes to choose between, ranging from €5 to €10. The bistro is lovely decorated on the inside, but if you are lucky with the weather, you can soak up some sun and enjoy the view of Ballutta while eating your breakfast.
U Bistrot Brunch
Again, I opt for the pancakes. In my opinion they are not as mouth-watering as Hammett’s pancakes, but still good!
€5-€10 per dish
Vegan Brunch in Malta
If you are vegetarian, vegan or have any special dietary needs, it is worth researching before you decide on a restaurant. Luckily Malta has a lot of vegan-friendly restaurants with NAAR being a great option for brunch.
6. NAAR Restobar, St Julians
Not being a vegan myself, I haven’t searched much for a vegan brunch in Malta. But one of my favourite lunch spots just so happens to have an extensive vegan menu for brunch!
NAAR Brunch Details
The breakfast and brunch menu at Naar includes juices and smoothies, toasts, eggs, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and morning cocktails. With 5 vegan brunch dishes available, everyone is spoilt for choice.
If you prefer a later brunch or fuller dish, you can choose from the main menu which serves up salads, burgers, sandwiches and more.
At NAAR you can enjoy the sea-view while enjoying a delicious salad, burger or classic breakfast/brunch dish.
€5-€10 per dish
Malta Brunch On the Go
While brunch is a great meal to enjoy at a restaurant, you can also pick up some treats on-the-go and enjoy it at home. Or grab a brunch favourite on your way to work, to start your day off right!
7. Dr. Juice, Various locations
If you are looking for a healthy, quick and delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go, Dr. Juice is a great choice. With 7 locations across Malta you’ll find a juicery nearby, but did you know that the Gzira Dr. Juice Restaurant serves brunch?
Dr Juice Brunch Details
At Dr. Juice you will find a great variety of juices, smoothies and food to-go. Pick your favourite and take it home or sit outside somewhere for a healthy takeaway brunch.
But if you are looking to sit down for a proper brunch from Dr. Juice, visit the Gzira restaurant. Here you can choose from the regular juices and food from the counter, as well as a full menu with brunch dishes. Try the classic smashed avocado & egg or some exciting matcha avocado pancakes!
Dr Juice Brunch
Do breakfast and brunch on the go or in the Gzira restaurant. Healthy, delicious and hip!
€7-€13 per brunch dish
8. Frensh Bakery, St Julians
Another breakfast, brunch and lunch option on the go and one of my favourite places in Malta. Nothing beats strolling down to Ballutta Bay to pick up some fresh (French) croissants, bread, tarts and more. Frensh is easily my favourite bakery in Malta.
Frensh Brunch Details
Even though you can’t sit down to eat at Frensh, this spot offers some delicious brunch food. That is why I love to stroll down and buy some things for takeaway to eat at home or in Ballutta Square.
Try a bit of everything and go for a mix of sweet and savoury. As this is a very popular spot though, I recommend being early to avoid the worst queues.
Fill a bag with croissants, baguettes, tarts, sweets and more and pair it with some fruit, vegetables and cheese.
€1-€5 per item
Dog-Friendly Brunch in Malta
Looking for the best dog-friendly brunch in Malta? Well lucky for you, all the places listed above are dog-friendly restaurants!
With the exception of French Bakery (which is not a restaurant), you can bring your dog to any of the Brunch restaurants mentioned. And for French Bakery, you can take something delicious to-go and enjoy it in Balluta Square.
So if you are looking to bring your pooch to a nice weekend brunch, check out the following spots for a dog friendly brunch in Malta:
- Kingsway (Valletta)
- Hammett’s (Sliema)
- Manouche (St Julians and Valletta)
- Crust (St Julians)
- U Bistrot (St Julians)
- NAAR (St Julians)
- Dr Juice (several locations)
- French Bakery (St Julians)
Conclusion: What’s the Best Brunch in Malta?
All of the 8 brunch spots listed above are personal favourites of mine that I would recommend anyone to check out. But if you are looking for the best brunch in Malta, I also want to highlight the best out of the best.
DineWineLove awards Kingsway in Valletta as the absolute best brunch in Malta. This is based on the amazing boozy brunch deal offered, the unique dishes on the menu, as well as the fabulous location in the heart of Valletta. Check it out if you haven’t already!
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