Whilst I almost never remember to eat it, breakfast remains my favourite meal of the day. As today was a public holiday, we headed out early to take a walk around Valletta and treat ourselves to something nice to start the day. I get more excited by finding good breakfast spots in Malta, than any other kind of restaurant and Kingsway Valletta is set to become a firm favourite.
First of all, Kingsway Valletta looks great. When we were looking for a great breakfast spot, it instantly jumped out to us with their clean tables, comfortable chairs and golden and glass front, with some mouthwatering pastries displayed in the window, enticing us in.
Breakfast in Valletta
Kingsway is an upmarket cafe in Valletta. They have a breakfast menu, lunch items, drinks, coffees and cocktails. They also had a specials menu which included some gourmet breakfast options and everything sounded so delicious. Whilst there wasn’t a huge choice (too much choice is always a bad thing in my opinion) it was still really hard to decide what to get but we were both very happy with our breakfast at Kingsway Valletta.
Kingsway Valletta: Food
Between us we tried one gourmet breakfast (Maltese bread with roasted pumpkin hummus, Halloumi, tomato and red onion salsa plus a poached egg) and one standard menu item of thick cut Maltese bread with smashed avocado, goats cheese, pumpkin seeds and, of course, a poached egg. Both of us were very happy with our choices. This is what I love about cafes and restaurants with a slim selection, they do a few things but they do them really well.
My only comment would be that for me, the egg yolk was quite watery but poached eggs are the kind of things that come out differently even if you do the same thing each time. Despite the watery yolk, the food was great and I can’t wait to go back and try their waffles and bagels next!
As for drinks, the fresh orange juice was delicious (and actually fresh, unlike a lot of places in Malta) and we were impressed with their Bloody Mary which was super tasty and with a good kick of spiciness.
The thing that struck us most about our breakfast in Valletta was the service. There seemed to be only one guy serving and the place was packed but the service was amazing. A tiny bit slow at times maybe but we weren’t in any rush and the level of competence and friendliness more than made up for it. They clearly care about their customers and hire only the best staff, which is a big reason why we know we’ll be going back.
So next time you’re looking for a great cafe in Valletta or are looking for the best breakfast spots in Malta, I’d absolutely recommend Kingsway Valletta. Check out their website and the official Kingsway Valletta facebook page!