Il-Baxa Café Bar Rabat

Date of last visit: 22.03.2012 for lunch

The Location:  in Main Street Rabat which is the street that leads to the Parish Church.  When on Saqajja Hill take the narrow road on the right to the petrol station, and walk / drive right till the end of the street.

No of Victims: 2

The Damage: EUR 12 (not even!)

The atmosphere:  tranquil setting, French background music – I would say it is a place where you get away from it all!

The Service:  Very good, very helpful staff….and most of all they are passionate at what they do !!

The Menu: The menu comprises mainly of snacks such as dips to share, baguettes, ftiras, sandwiches, salads and wraps.  On the day we visited they had home-made minestrone soup as a daily special, which smelled really nice and which the couple across our table seems to have really enjoyed.  Prices are very reasonable and you realize that especially  when your food is served…here is what we had…

Our Food:  We opted for two different ftiras and shared.   Presentation was a feast to the eye.   A nice (really!) salad dressed with balsamic vinegar reduction, pesto and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds accompanied our ftiras.  I do not remember the exact names of the ftiras we chose but I do remember the ingredients and yes I can still recall the amazing tastes!!

Ftira 1 – Maltese roll stuffed in layers of grilled Maltese sausage, fresh basil, grilled aubergines, marrows, green peppers and cheese and Ftira 2 – an Gozitan style open ftira with cheese, onions, maltese sausage, thinly sliced potatoes and topped with fennel seeds.  We were really happy with our choice, and loved Ftira 1 (especially).   For drinks we had water and coffees.

Verdict:  A place to visit again…soon!!   Have you been yet?


Address: 41, Main Street, RBT 1010 Rabat, Malta

Telephone. : +356  27551552


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