One of the unusual things about restaurants in Malta are the ceilings, decorated with the strangest options. Often they are mirrors, reflecting the customers below. In the case of the Jubilee cafe, you can find all sorts of things on the ceiling - pages of newspaper, open umbrellas, old bicycles ... it gives a cozy feel to this dark pub with the friendly staff. They have hot and cold dishes, great pasta (I tried the one with pesto sauce and local cheese) in generous portions, at low prices. The restaurant is located in the heart of the historic centre and is also ideal for an evening drink.
Although this restaurant can only seat 35, it's worth trying to get a table. The atmosphere is very English, with proper, upright waiters, impeccable service and dark wood furniture with mirrored ceilings. The menu, which changes every day, can be read on a large blackboard hanging on the wall. The philosophy is to slow food, quality products, and average prices. You can choose between several Mediterranean dishes made with fresh products, from pasta to meat. The sheep's cheese souffle I tasted was delicious. The desserts - mine was a cheesecake - were delicious and homemade, in generous portions.
Even at the entrance of the city of Valletta one can find food stalls, places to try tasty, traditional and cheap. This is the case in Fontana, little shop is open only god knows how many hours. In it you will find the typical products of any patisserie (meat and vegetable pies, etc from 0.50 euros) but also many sweets. I think it's strong point is you can not just eat for two quid, but you can also have dessert. And who says desserts aren't a sweet memory to share at home. The quality - price ratio is excellent. Also in Fontana you can buy drinks and other food, perfect to make the return journey by bus. You will find it, at the gates of the city on the right, a few meters from the main bus station.
In the same Republic Street, Valletta Gran Via, you'll find the bar tables and Restaurant barrels. The King's Own, is a friendly place for something to eat. It has an extensive wine and beer selection to try, with lots of specialties. The rabbit and squid dishes should be mentioned, and there's a variety of homemade pasta, dessert, tiramisu, etc. Due to its location, it's not exactly low cost, but still has affordable things like, for example, the Greek salad that you can order for less than €4. It has free WIFI for customers, cigarette machine, and large TV where football matches and other sports events are shown according to the occasion.
The Gusto Snack Bar was enormously popular during my stay in Malta. The Gusto Snack Bar is very nice and has been well-renovated. The staff is very helpful and the food, which is mainly Maltese specialties for the most part, is very cheap, I recommend it to students, and all tourists in general.
At the end of the port of Marsaxlokk you will find food prepared locally. This includes octopus and garlic. Average price per person is €27 with desserts and coffees. Fantastic terrace and indoor lounge. I recommend it. ;) :)
As the sign says, Mint is a cafe whose characteristics are: fresh and homemade. In Mint you can eat delicious snacks, my preference, chicken with brie and kiwi (4.50 €), oven baked pies, moussaka ... and for dessert a wide variety of cakes and sweets (3.50 €). All handmade in their own kitchen on that very day, the pies are delicious, the best I've ever tasted. The offer varies by day, a very relaxed atmosphere. You can sit inside or outside on the terrace. Free wi-fi internet accesss for customers.
If you want to have dinner or lunch in Sliema on the promenade of the natural pools, there are three snack bars. In my opinion, the best of the three is the first one that you reach coming from St. Julian. All of them have very good pizzas and sandwiches, and everything comes with potatoes and salad. It's definitely not gourmet dining, but it has good quality and lots of quantity and it's delicious. Enjoy!