Wander off the main street, lose the tourists, and head up the hilly side streets to find Nenu. This artisan bakery is downstairs in a restored, classic bakery that was refurbished to preserve the art of Maltese baking.
I enjoyed the the Ftira bread topped with tomato, Maltese cheese, onion, anchovies, and capers all ‘fenced’ in with a sesame seed crust. It was a taste combination of salty and fresh; a mix between a pizza and calzone. I washed it down with an aromatic Maltese coffee which seems to be strangely hard to find in Malta! The owner brought me out one last Maltese specialty, a warm date fritter. It’s as if you are biting into a homemade fig newton—delicious!