Café culture is a big part of life in Malta, and locals absolutely love it – there’s no better way to spend a day than people watching, with a cup of coffee in your hand and a good book to read.
Sliema, and the streets around Two Pillows, is considered to be the capital of café life here on the island – there are hundreds of cafés to choose from, many with beautiful views of the sea, lovely outdoor terraces or cosy rooms where you can relax, meet with friends or get work done. In fact, working in local cafés is very feasible, as most provide good, free WiFi. The busiest streets for this purpose include Sliema Front andTigne Front, each of which has all sorts of al fresco and indoor cafés. Alternatively, Sliema’s backstreets are home to some good cafés too, and these tend to be quieter than the ones on the main thoroughfares – and more traditional.
Sliema is also one of the main shopping destinations in Malta and home to many of the top brands. You can easily spend hours here, wandering through the shopping streets and browsing through the centres and malls. The largest mall is The Point, which has plenty of designer and high street shops for you to peruse. Sliema itself, including Bisazza Street and Tower Road, is home to a number of independent brands, as well as the more popular European stores.
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We are the first boutique hostel in Malta. Modern design was blended with the old architecture including limestone walls, Maltese balcony, wooden beams and our lovely staircase.