It’s only been nine days since Starbucks launched in Malta, but if early signs are anything to go by, it certainly promises to be a successful venture for the global coffee chain.
Photos taken yesterday evening show the Valletta Waterfront outlet absolutely packed, with queues stretching all the way to the entrance. The baristas were left breathless, dashing around the counter to try and keep up with the flow of orders.
Maltese coffee lovers have long been crying out for Starbucks to open up on the island, and their dreams were finally answered on 1st June, when the db Group – which secured the coffee chain license – opened an outlet in Valletta. More Starbucks outlets are expected to open in the near future.
As expected, items are a bit on the pricey side.
A regular (tall) café americano will set you back €2.50, while a latte costs €3, a cappuccino costs €2.70 and an espresso costs €1.95.
If you are willing to go a bit gourmet, you can also try a cold brew latte, an iced cappuccino, a double shot iced coffee, a nitro cold brew or, of course, one of Starbucks’ famous trademarked Frappuccinos.