Famous around the island, Cafe Jubilee pops up in all your searches when searching for a cafe, breakfast or a drink. Waking up on an early Sunday morning, we walked to Cafe Jubilee in Valletta.
Old traditional English pub, the place is too dark for a morning treat. Too dimmed, it lacks the positivity one expects on an early Sunday morning. So we opted to sit outside and have the couple choices they propose for breakfast other than all the menu.
Café Jubilee was established in 1998. The first outlet was opened in Victoria, the capital of Gozo which is Malta’s sister island. In the face of fierce and ever-growing competition, this café was such a success that a second outlet was opened in Valletta, the capital city of Malta, in 2000. After a period of consolidation, a third cafe was opened in Gzira. At the same time, the International Division of Café Jubilee was established.
Food for tourists! Beetroot bagel with low quality salmon. Ingredients that fall into pieces when you grab the sandwich. No flavor and a lack of acidity and taste. The Croque Madame has the flavors you need, the crunch, the creaminess, the acidity of the mustard sauce and a sunny side up egg on top. But the overall taste feels touristic. I couldn’t have more than a bite.
Then came dessert, honey walnuts cake with a side of bottled whipped cream. Very hard textured, microwave heated, dry and lacking everything. It needs to be softer, juicier and more balanced. It falls into pieces unpleasantly.
Food for tourists, not a place I recommend.