This little time capsule of a bake shop and café, on the edge of Toronto’s Malta Village, is one of the few places to buy traditional treats like pastizzi, trizzi, qagaq tal-gasel and pasta hamara. It’s also been a meeting place for expats since it opened in the 1980s. Pastizzi are super-flaky puff triangles filled with cheeses, meats and veggies. A menu on the wall announces more complicated dishes—fenkata (rabbit stew), ftira (Maltese pizza) and timpana (think Maltese lasagna)—but these dishes must be called in ahead.
"The fresh pastizzi and brewed coffee are worth the drive. You will also find a great assortment of Maltese pastries and very friendly staff in a little shop that takes you back to the island... "
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