Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Very Valletta Afternoon at Angelica & 282 Coffee Garden

We spent a relaxing afternoon cafe-hopping in Valletta last weekend. I have been itching to try Angelica's, which opened last summer on Archbishop Street shortly before we moved to Canada. I'm so glad we finally went. You can't beat the atmosphere in Angelica on a chilly winter day - great music, warm, and oh-so-cozy. 

Angelica (strangely) doesn't serve tea at lunch time, so we ended up with a parma ham sandwich on crazy-good bread, chicken and smoked ham quiche, and two Cokes. Coffee was being served, so as tea drinkers we felt a bit cheated. Cokes just didn't hit the spot. But I would like to go back anyway and sample more of their homemade sweets (red velvet cupcakes, carrot cake, chocolate and salted caramel tarts) and their local specialties (qarabaghli mimli/stuffed marrows, rabbit pie, and locally made artisnal bread) hopefully when tea is being brewed!

To satisfy our tea fix we headed over to a good, cheap favourite - 282 Coffee Garden on Republic Street - for jasmine green and lemon sugar crepes. And a lot of people watching.

Bellies full, we ended the afternoon at St. George's Square. We arrived in time to watch the fountains erupting to classical music, and to see an older couple join hands and waltz around the square. It was one of those very Valletta afternoon's. I love this city.

- Jess
 angelica's, valletta

1 comment :

  1. I've been to Angelica once this past fall when my cousin was visiting. It was a rainy afternoon so not great for sightseeing around the city so we tucked into Angelica and sat down and enjoyed one of their red velvet cupcakes. OMG- sooo good! But I have to admit, it was quite rich and I almost had trouble finishing the one small cupcake! Boo on the no tea though for your visit.


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