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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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Malta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
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Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have to confess this is one of my favorite places. It has a great atmosphere for woman. I take romantic dates there, business dates there, and my assistant there...they all love it. Even my buddies love it. The food is ALWAYS of the first rank, and the service is small and personal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Spicy
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

The Valentine’s Day 5-course Dinner was a delight, once again! We dined there last year for Valentine’s Day and knew we would make it a regular event. The food and wine pairings were outstanding as was the service. We enjoyed great conversation during the nearly 2-hour seating and the courses came with impeccable timing which allowed for us to really enjoy the moment. In addition to our opportunities to dine throughout the year, I will definitely make Valentine’s Day reservations again next year!

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

always first rate food, drinks and service...always friendly...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great valentine’s lunch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service has always been strong, but everything else continues to get better and better. Especially their specials and wine list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent Mediterranean dishes, great service, fabulous wine by the glass and cozy and romantic

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Really enjoyed our first visit there. Food was very good but portions were small. Loved the ambience—a pleasant surprise given the location of a strip mall (with a Taco Bell and an Exxon out front!) We will return.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always fresh, always incredible, and a constantly changing menu so always a surprise to be found! Super friendly staff. Best cocktails too!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always love this place. Try the “I can explain everything” cocktail and the brisket ravioli.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have eaten at Cafe Malta 3 times in recent months. I like the food and friendly, local, nice food atmosphere. I think it’s a great find !

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Cafe Malta and come back as often as I can. It never disappoints. I brought a couple who had never been before and they were very impressed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The tour de forks was an excellent value. We introduced friends to the restaurant who will become regulars, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

a bit disappointed in the starter or appetizer hummus as the veggies were not fresh and the flatbread was burned.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We brought a group of out-of-town friends with us. We shared that this is our favorite neighborhood place and everything on the menu will taste great. And Malta delivered. I checked the plates when all were finished and it looked like each had licked the plate clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Café Malta offers fresh, inventive dishes inspired by the food of countries of the Mediterranean. Great daily specials. Decent, moderately priced wine list. Plates are not huge so you can have or share an appetizer without guilt! The special dinners twice a month look interesting.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our friend’s birthday get together. We all love this place, especially the mussels.

Always enjoy coming here.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Casual date night..... love this place always

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great with steaks salads and fish. Always too hot in there. Service was not up to par we were having a good meal. She missed out on a bigger ticket. We wanted to keep going but she never asked a probeing question to get us to try more things. Or more wine or another coffee.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our 3rd time at Malta but our first time for dinner in over a year with some friends. It was not a very good overall experience due to the high noise level and the poor service from the waitress. When we walked in, we were pretty shocked by the very high noise level. The waitress was telling us about the specials and we did not hear a word. She pointed us to the black board so we could read them but I forgot my glasses. The waitress was not motivated to be there and serve us. We had to force info. out of her and she finally admitted that she had only been there a month. I had to wave her down a few times to please bring us some water and more drinks. She did not check in on us much. Café Malta is too much of a nice place to have staff that does not promote or market the restaurant in a positive and good way.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Met with neighborhood friends for dinner. We had never been and were very impressed with the overall upscale vibe and fantastic food. Portions a little on the small side but adequate especially given the quality of the food. Delicious. Craft cocktails were also an added plus. Would recommend .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We moved to South Austin over 6 years ago from Virginia. Without a doubt, this is our favorite restaurant for all occasions. The menu is fantastic and always changing, concentrating on Mediterranean cuisine. The food is fresh, no freezer on premises. Their Tour de Forks menus are a great way to sample a specific cuisine. Can't recommend this place too much.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 4, 2018

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 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 16, 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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 (Austin)·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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 13, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Beautiful presentation of the food:)

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 6, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 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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