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 and a la carte (Valletta)
- Hammett’s bottomless brunch and a la carte (Sliema)
- NAAR bottomless, a la carte and vegan brunch (St Julians)
- Manouche a la carte brunch (St Julians and Valletta)
- Crust a la carte brunch (St Julians)
- U Bistrot a la carte brunch (St Julians)
- Dr Juice healthy brunch (several locations)
- Frensh Bakery takeaway brunch (St Julians)
I love breakfast food and I love booze, and brunch gives the best of both worlds.
What is brunch? Brunch is the ultimate guilty pleasure, allowing for a lazy weekend or decadent celebration. Brunch is normally served around 12 pm, in between (or instead of) breakfast and lunch.
Saturday and Sunday are the ultimate brunch days, but some restaurants offer their brunch menu every day of the week. Going for brunch in Malta is a perfect weekend or public holiday activity for the spring and summertime. To be honest, brunch can be enjoyed all year and every day – like an all-day breakfast. Sit outside or nestle in and enjoy refreshing drinks and some delicious food to start the day.
The best brunch restaurants will have a variety of scrumptious dishes and drinks to try out and share. With so much to choose from, you just need to know where to go, and I am here to help with exactly that!
Top 8 spots for brunch in Malta
After living in Malta for years and enjoying my fair share of breakfast and brunches out and about, I have compiled my very favourites into this top list.
Before jumping into the list, I want to give a quick note that most of the restaurants mentioned are located in St. Julian’s. This is simply because the St. Julian’s area is where I have had the most (and best) brunches during my years in Malta.
Without further ado, let’s check out the best spots for brunch in Malta, featuring some favourites in St. Julian’s, Valletta, Sliema and more.
Bottomless brunch in Malta
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 set amount of hours of free-flowing drinks. Luckily, there are some great options available!
1. Kingsway Bar & Cafe, Valletta
Starting off strong, Kingsway is my absolute 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. Out of all the food I have tried there, the brunch is number one.
Kingsway brunch details
At Kingsway, brunch is served until 6 pm every day. They have a brunch a la carte menu with 8 different dishes including a classic smashed avocado toast and some more unique options. A new menu was introduced in November 2021 with some new dishes to try out. 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 €40 per person. What I really love about this deal is that you can switch between different drinks as you go and don’t have to pick just one and stick with it. Drinks to choose from include beer, prosecco, mimosa, Aperol & wine spritzers.
The offer and selection of food is great, easily making it the best bottomless brunch in Malta.
Kingsway Boozy Brunch
The brunch dishes at Kingsway are fit for royalty with unique flavour combinations and a beautiful presentation. Pictured: “The Squire” (no longer on the menu).
€40 (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
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 on a sunny day.
Are you ready to join Hammett’s brunch club? It’s another great bottomless brunch option in Malta, but note that here you can’t choose any other drinks than Prosecco in the set deal. Of course, you can simply order a brunch dish and the drink of your choice without opting for the bottomless option if you prefer something else to drink.
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 short stack to eat. If you are not much of a sweet tooth, I would recommend Eggs Benedict or one of the Hammett’s Specials.
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)
3. NAAR Restobar, St. Julian’s
Another restaurant offering a bottomless brunch offer is NAAR. Here you can enjoy a great sea view and chilled out, dog-friendly atmosphere while taking advantage of a great brunch deal.
NAAR brunch details
Malta has a lot of vegan-friendly restaurants with NAAR being a great option for brunch. The breakfast and brunch menu at NAAR includes juices and smoothies, toasts, eggs, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and morning cocktails. With several vegan brunch dishes available, everyone is spoilt for choice.
On weekends, a bottomless brunch deal is offered at €35 per person. This includes a breakfast dish of your choice, two fluffy American pancakes and free-flowing drinks. Like at Kingsway, there are several drinks to choose from: Prosecco, Mimosa, Bellini, Gin and tonic and Sex on the beach.
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-€12 per breakfast dish, €35 for the bottomless deal
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, you can check out an a la carte brunch option from my favourites below.
4. Manouche Craft Bakery & Bistro, St. Julian’s, Sliema and Valletta
Manouche is a French Bakery and bistro that knows all about high-quality food. Looking at their social media, I am always amazed by the delicious baked goods and dishes they post.
Manouche brunch details
It all started with a bistro in St. Julian’s in 2017. From there, the brand quickly gained huge popularity and at the end of 2020, a second location opened in Valletta. Since then, new locations have kept opening up and the bakery can now be found in five different spots.
For their Paceville location exclusively, Manouche offers a long weekend bottomless brunch deal. With this, you can enjoy a classic brunch dish, something sweet and a morning pick-me-up drink for €29.50 per person.
For the other locations, Manouche doesn’t actually have a brunch menu, but an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. Due to the popularity and high demand, breakfast is served from 8 am until 3 pm. From 12 pm there is also a lunch menu until 3 pm.
If you want to go for a great brunch no matter if it is early or late, Manouche is a good choice. Simply take your pick and order from what is available on the menu and at the bakery counter. 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
5. Crust Bakery – Bar – Bistro, St. Julian’s
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
6. U Bistrot, St. Julian’s
Similar to Manouche, U Bistrot doesn’t have a specific brunch menu. But I want to include it on the list as you will find a long breakfast menu here, serving every day until 12 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 from. The price per dish is ranging from €5 to €10.
The bistro is lovely decorated on the inside, but if the weather is good, I recommend sitting outside. Soak up some sun and enjoy the view of Ballutta while eating your delicious breakfast.
U Bistrot Brunch
Again, I opt for pancakes. In my opinion, they are not as mouth-watering as Hammett’s pancakes, but still good!
€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 9 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 something more unique – all healthy and flavoursome!
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. Julian’s
Another breakfast, brunch and lunch option on the go and one of my favourite places in Malta is Frensh bakery. Nothing beats strolling down to Ballutta Bay to pick up some fresh (French) croissants, bread, tarts and more.
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. You can also call to book your order in advance.
Sadly, Frensh bakery is temporarily closed from the 8th of August 2022. I am awaiting news on when, where and if the bakery will open again.
Fill a bag with croissants, baguettes, tarts, sweets and more and pair it with some fruit, vegetables and cheese.
€1-€5 per item
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. Not being a vegan myself, I have to admit that I have not searched much for a vegan brunch in Malta. But after checking, I can say that all the places already mentioned in this guide are offering vegetarian and vegan options, or the option to make a dish fitting for your dietary restrictions. This should hopefully leave everyone spoilt for choice!
Dog-friendly brunch in Malta
Are you 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 Frensh Bakery (which is not a restaurant), you can bring your dog to any of the Brunch restaurants mentioned. And for Frensh 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.
In conclusion, 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. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already!
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