Monday, December 17, 2012

Cafe Jubilee, Gozo

via @jessinmalta instagram

This is the 'original' Jubilee, located in Victoria Gozo. The one with the 'Thirst Come Thirst Served' umbrella on its vaulted, stone ceiling (how fabulous is that?)

There are three Cafe Jubilees in Malta and Gozo, located in Victoria, Gzira, and Valletta. I've frequented them all, and can't get enough of their eclectic decor, 1940's French music, and their pure and simple, delicious food. Nanna's ravioli is always a favourite, and so are the cheese platters, bagels, and sandwiches.

In my opinion, these restaurants have the coziest atmospheres on the island. And friendly service to boot. They also have free Wifi (ask for the password), and are the perfect place to settle down for a few hours with the Sunday paper, your laptop, or your lover.

Looking back, it was an appropriate time for Mike and I to visit Jubilee. The last time we shared a Jubilee cheese platter (which is always superb and always too big) we had just signed the lease on our new flat. It was celebratory cheese, and we were on cloud nine. We got the flat we always wanted, in a location we loved, at a great price. Life couldn't get any better.

cheese platter at cafe jubilee, via instagram @jessinmalta
This time we had also just signed a lease on a new flat. Because our old flat has sold to new owners. This cheese wasn't celebratory cheese, it was sad cheese. Delicious, but bittersweet.

Between the two of us we've moved 15 times in the last 7 years. And, truth be told, the whole 'nomadic' thing is not as glamorous as it sounds.

If only our housing situation was as consistent as that beautiful blue cheese served at Jubilee. 

- Jess


  1. So sorry you guys have to move! Hopefully you will find another perfect flat in its place. But this restaurant looks too cute for words... and that cheese platter... perfection!



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