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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.

3421 W. William Cannon Dr., #127
Austin, TX 78745
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Brodie Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 853-9584

Website:
http://www.cafemaltaaustin.com/

Catering:
We offer a wide variety of catering options. For information, please write to catering@CafeMaltaAustin.com

Public Transit:
William Cannon & Brodie

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Casual (17)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (16)
Special Occasion (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite restaurant, delicious food, gret wines, outstanding service.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Food I outstanding and service is good. Finest restaurant in South Austin.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

It was cold sitting by window, service was a little slow for our table, left somewhat forgotten.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The special appetizer was very good--beef skewer with pesto-ganouche. Unfortunately my meal--the Bistro Steak--was FAR too salty; actually inedible. I did not send it back because we were with friends. My husband had the Brisket Ravioli which he found far too garlicky. I tried my friend's swordfish--it was moist if unimaginative. This may have been a one-off experience; we have been a few times before and enjoyed the food...will go again (hopefully I can convince my husband to do so!) and update then!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The special of the night was seared scallops with a preserved lemon crema...delicious!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Normally top notch but things seemed a little slammed on a holiday weekend evening. Most of the main courses were not hot except for that of the 7th and last plate. It could have been our waiter. But overall a very nice experience and everyone liked what they ordered.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I think the appetizers should be portioned better when considering your table. Serving 3 pieces of chicken to 2 people was a little irritating. Other than that the food was amazing and the waitress was great. Will definitely go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fabulous food and fabulous service. Highly recommend reservations!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

took the wife and kid for wife's b-day dinner. this is our third time at this restaurant and enjoy it every time. three of us walked out spending $105 w/ tip. Three mixed drinks (2.5 for me during h-hour), two appetizers, 3 entrees (2 hanger steaks and shrimp special), and one dessert(chocolate Chile creme brulee).

jeffro

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was very good and tasted fresh, service was excellent and the atmosphere reminded me of bistros in Europe!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and outstanding friendly service in a cozy neighborhood location

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great find in this part of Austin. Terrific food with generous portions very reasonably priced. Good variety of wines, brews and spirits. Nice people that make you feel welcome as well as full!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Beautiful presentation of the food:)

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We were here about 4 years ago and enjoyed. When we were i. Austin this week, they came up on top 10. So we booked and when driving into the parking lot recalled the restaurant. Fantastic!! Even better than we remembered. Drinks, app and meal we’re wonderful!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wife, daughter and I had Tour de Forks dinner from Aragon, Spain. All food was well prepared, in good portions and our server, Sal, was fantastic. Only suggestion my Spanish wife has is to include some good 'country style' bread with any bean or lentil soup courses. Spaniards, and many other folks, like to sop up the soup with bread. We eat here often, especially on Spanish featured nights, and are never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our party consisted of two couples, each celebrating a birthday. It was also the first time the couples had seen one another in six months. Needless to say, we wanted to catch up. Carmen understood our desires and gave us time and space to chat. As usual, the food was delightful. Three of us enjoyed fish dishes while the fourth had the pork shoulder. All four meals were delightful to look at and even more fun to eat. Because of our dual birthday celebration, Carmen treated us to a dessert of our choosing per couple. It was a wonderful experience with a restaurant we truly enjoy returning to and meeting up with great friends. I would be remiss to not mention that Cafe Malta uses locally sourced food and everything is obviously fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always great food at a great price. Can not beat the mussels.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We attend once a month and are never disappointed. Outstanding food. Bar and wait staff are excellent and have been with them for years. Mary is an outstanding waiter.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Some relatives from San Antonio were coming up to visit us for lunch, so I wanted to pick a restaurant in South Austin that they could easily find, and would offer interesting food. Cafe Malta was the perfect choice. The menu is varied, innovative, and rationally priced. It is not just the standard "Mediterranean" fare. There is obviously a lot of thought and skill going into the menu. There are a pleasantly large number of vegetarian selections -- ones that carnivores would even be interested in selecting. They offer a very well chosen and nicely priced wine list, as well as a full bar. The staff was quite friendly and helpful. The decor is quite pleasant -- you quickly forget that you are really in the middle of a strip center!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Cafe Malta is always a great place to eat. When my sister comes to town for Thanksgiving, she want to go to dinner there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice evening though not a fan of our tour of the world prifixe meal. When I made the reservation on opentable, I was not aware of the special menu. Had I known, I would not have made a reservation. Very disappointed in our meals :/

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Without a doubt, Cafe Malta is my favorite neighborhood restaurant in Austin. Their Tour de Fork tasting menu sampling Mediterranean food is a wonderful affordable secret. It is our favorite place to take friends when they come to town.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Business Meals, Seasonal
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Tour de Forks either had an uninspired night or things are falling off. My daughter, visiting from NYC, and I went for Egypt. She had all vegetarian options and I had all regular options. Not one dish was tasty and several were inedible. The meat was dry for my entree. Her “national dish” for Egypt was a bland and watery pond with odd macaroni and some insipid blond crumbly something over the top with less flavor than the watery stuff. Not up to par. The waiter also missed the mark. He brought the wrong things, brought glasses of wine when we had said we would get a bottle. On top of it all I’m paying $80 for the flavorless and insipid, barely edible meal/experience. And again their wine selections still are awful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was lovely. Maybe the waitress just got some very bad news so if it was just a tragic day than it should all be forgiven. I only mention this in the case of an ongoing pattern. I brought my friend for her birthday and it was anything but joyful. The server was somber, stern almost and very unwelcoming. Frankly, when I'm getting quick cheap food, I'm fine with that. But the bill at Cafe Malta is too steep to eat with that vibe..especially on someone's birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. We return frequently and always find the food and service to be consistently excellent. Always have unique specials but the regular items on their menu such as the Bistro are very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

If you're looking for "good", this is the place for it.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed finding this amazing casual fine dining establishment in South Austin for date night. Delicious food and fine ingredients - we will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome! One of our favorite places to go. Fun European Vibe. Great bar! Basil Panocotta is blissful

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful food, we had steak...you could sut it with a fork. Very attentive waitperson. I love this place. Great wine list and after dinner coffee.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Organic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We reserve this Mediterranean restaurant for special occasions. Ask for Carmen as your waiter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Noisy, happy local restaurant with interesting menu choices and tasty food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was average. Our fettuccine set in the warmer way too long. We asked for a booth and our hostess was less than enthusiastic. Noisy.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Minimum of vegetarian and vegan options, food not great, service is mediocre.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good quality dishes for a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere inside the restaurant. Very decent dinner experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was a very enjoyable meal until a bunch of kids showed up and ruined the ambiance

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cafe Malta is one of our neighborhood favorites for TGIF after a busy week, or couple get-away. Food is excellent, service is great, and the prices are fair.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went to a Tour de Forks night. The food took a while to be served and then it was cold. Wait staff were really busy so were not easily available to tell. We won’t attend another one.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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