We have been living in Malta a little over a month now and we have been doing our best to search for the little places which tourists might not always notice. This is partly because we are always looking for new places to visit, a good deal and to just not be treated and charged like a tourist.
Here is a list of a few places in St Julian’s that is definitely worth a visit when coming to Malta, either on a budget or to get a more local experience.
This bar has a typical English pub feel, complete with grubby menu’s and old wooden benches for inside seating. It attracts lots of local expats as well as Maltese with it’s friendly atmosphere, cheap cold beer and yummy well priced eats. You can get an English breakfast for as little as 4,50 euro, a burger for around 5 euro and a cold can of Carlsberg for 1,50. Service is always friendly and welcoming and definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a hearty place to have a drink.
I have only had the opportunity to visit Gochi once but the reason I have decided to write about it here is because it is lovely and so easy to walk past and miss. At first glance it looks like a cafe with only take away but upon entering you discover a lovely little seating area away from all the traffic and hustle and bustle of passing tourists. It is a little slice of peace within all the madness. They have a great selection of sushi as well as other asian dishes. Not to be missed!
Cork’s bar is definitely one of our favourite bars we have found so far in Malta. It has the most cozy, relaxed atmosphere with decor and music which makes you feel like you took a trip back in time with St Julian’s very own time machine. We discovered this bar on our first trip to Malta and we have been frequenting it since we have moved here. It is run by a very friendly englishman who is always happy to serve and have a chat. The bar also attracts lots of local expats so it is a good place to visit for a more living local feel. They have a good selection of cocktails and drinks all fairly priced. If you like a place away from all the crazy with a great vibe then this is the place to go.