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About Cafe Malta
Cafe Malta is a neighborhood bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired fare. It combines a warm, relaxed atmosphere with a perpetually creative kitchen.
Named for the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Cafe Malta finds inspiration in the cuisines of Italy, southern France, Morocco, Greece and Spain, and in the Mediterranean tradition, Cafe Malta cooks seasonally and features a variety of local ingredients.
Austin, TX 78745
Mediterranean, French, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a wide variety of catering options. For information, please write to catering@CafeMaltaAustin.com
William Cannon & Brodie
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cafe Malta Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful Friday night dining experience. Great food with an awesome atmosphere. Malta truly is a South Austin Gem. The service was fantastic as well. I would recommend Cafe Malta to all of my friends, clients and colleagues. It really is a hit and never a miss.
This was our first at Cafe Malta but won't be our last. Although it is a bit noisy we still had an intimate dinner for two. The food is unique and very delicious. The service is fast without being rushed. It was a wonderful surprise for a neighborhood restaurant.
This was one of my go-to restaurants when I lived nearby. A little gem hidden in a strip mall! This time, however, I felt that the food had slipped a little. The brisket ravioli in particular were tough, bland and not very hot when they reached the table. My friend really liked the hangar steak, however.
Greeted by a server who said “welcome back”! Words never spoken to us before. We don’t dine out often, and when we can, date night is Cafe Malta night. Great service all night long.
The only non-5 star review was the special for the night. The lamb was sliced too thin, and was very dry. My husbands hanger steak was perfectly cooked and juicy in comparison.
Why on earth do you insist I write 50 words, I'm doing you a favor.
The other courses were good but the main meal - a full skin chicken leg with peppers was a bit disappointing. This time the appertif was a small vial of coke and red wine which seems off but I figure they must serve it somewhere in Portugal. Bean soup was good and tasted very fresh. The almond desert was fantastic.
If you are hard of hearing I'd say skip the tour de force and try to find a time that's quite.'
My husband bought a bottle of Pino Grigio - no idea what it cost, but it was fantastic.
Service was very busy but nice.
I gather that this is a family run enterprise -l ike all restaurants they need to manage, it's nice to resenber stay local.
Wife and I went for the Tour de Forks night featuring the Basque Region of Spain. The Kalimotxo aperitif (basically red wine and coca cola) hit the spot. Very refreshing. First course of tortilla de bacalao (wife) and pintxo de champinon (me) was superb. Second course of Garbure (both) very tasty, but the beans needed to be cooked a little longer. Third course of poulet basquaise (both), a browned and simmered chicken thigh, was tender and juicy but slightly bland in taste. Finally, the dessert, etxeko biskotxa, an almond cake was to die for. Reminded me of the Tarte de Santiago we enjoyed in Santiago de Compostela. A delicious ending to a very good meal. They have a good selection of wines, although I enjoyed a Estrella Damm beer. Our server, Sal, is the best. Very friendly, attentive and professional. This is our third meal featuring a region of Spain and we look forward to many more. Yes, my wife is from Spain and a great cook.
We thought of Cafe Malta at about 7pm on a Wednesday night for dinner. Had no trouble booking a reservation for 7:30. It is in our neighborhood. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowlegeable about the menu and the wines and took care to manage the pacing of our courses. We had plenty of time to enjoy our delicious appetizers before our main course was delivered. The portions are perfect! Enough to enjoy the creative cuisine, but not to overstuff you. We even had room for dessert! We will definitely be going back soon!
The ambience was perfect for a date night with my husband. The lights were low, the space small + intimate, and overall quaint. My husband had The Tom Pollens cocktail, which was phenomenal. Our server was attentive and warm while also giving us space to enjoy our date night. I would absolutely go back but I wasn't blown away by the food. I'm a vegetarian and felt it was lacking in vegetarian options. The option I did get was a small plate of sauted vegetables and a poached egg. Not anything special + it was gritty. (There may have been breadcrumbs.) My husband loved his gnocchi app and brisket ravioli meal. I have no doubt he'll be dragging me back.
Malta is our neighborhood bar/restaurant, so we go there often, but invited some friends who had never been out to dinner there last weekend. Malta did not disappoint! They loved the energetic but cozy atmosphere. We had a wonderful time and spent about 2 hours together sipping great wine and eating delicious food. The service was great - our server didn't "hover" or seem to rush us along so they could turn the table over. A great place all around. Our friends said they'd be coming back to Malta and so will we!
The folks next to us were REALLY loud which made conversation difficult. I realize that's not the restaurant's fault....except the tables are so close together. My entree was yummy - but I wish there were a few more selections re: the salads and entrees. Our server was swamped but totally outstanding!
We were fortunate to have Maria as our server. She was friendly, helpful, professional and made our visit a delight. Because we weren't rushed we had time to enjoy the good food. We are looking forward to attending our first Tour de Fork dinner in the near future.
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