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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for a Date (20)
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Casual (18)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 12 hours ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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food5
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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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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was quite good, the menu is limited but overall impressed.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Cafe Malta is always fantastic! Great, unique menu that changes, and very creative dishes. It's got a nice bar and wine list, and it's small enough to feel kind of cozy. The only criticism I have is that it can be a bit noisy.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a great visit to Cafe Malta

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good service but the food was luke warm and portions small. Food was creative and my dish was high quality but my friend said the brisket ravioli was stringy. The environment was very noisy. Mostly the food not being hot turned me off.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food! More French than Mediterranean - not Malta food.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed the restaurant several times over the past few years. We like the food and atmosphere, which feels quite European to us. The menu is always creative.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love this place!!!! Great food, great service and the daily specials are always something creative. Be sure to order the Mussels - they are amazing!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We love the ambiance and the service at Cafe Malta, but the food is clearly the star here. Make a reservation early, and be prepared to be happy and full!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We have always had a great experience at Cafe Malta. The food and service is above expectations!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and really friendly atmosphere. Fig tart with chocolate was amazing.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Hosted 5 business associates for dinner. The happy hour drink menu is solid and a good value. All were complimentary of the food. And it was indeed good. Service was inattentive, reducing the enjoyment of the entire experience.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our first time will not be our last. Our food and service were top notch. Already planning a return with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 17, 2017

An excellent meal as always. Great date location to have a good conversation over great food.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Five stars is a little high overall, maybe 4.8 if you want to get picky. Still, this is a really good restaurant that we enjoy. Highly recommended, obviously.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very interesting menu and excellent vine selection. Service was excellent as well. We'll be back for the Tour de Forks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I love Cafe Malta. We have done large party birthday dinner. Most recently we went to eat before a show at the Long Center. Service was great, the food was amazing. Timing was perfect. I just love this place.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Hidden gem. My third time and everything once again was perfect- delicious food, expert advice, nice feel. Shout out to Sal, our amazing waiter!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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