Rice coffee hitch at the airport

 I come from a non-coffee drinking family but when I got out of the nest, coffee kicked its way into my life and decided to stay. I’m not really a big time coffee addict because I can go for days without, and I’m easy to please. Give me a 3-in-1 instant coffee (San Miguel please :-D)  and I’m good to go. Instant coffee is so convenient, although I splurge on my favorite Caramel…

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Reef coolers at the Hyatt's Splash Bar

     TUCKED away behind the poolside waterfall of Hyatt Regency in Garapan is a nook that not everyone knows about, especially if you don’t venture beyond the swimming pool. The Splash Bar is located in between artistically carved boulders with superb views of the swimming pool and the waterfall. I have been to this nook several times but last Saturday was the first time that I stayed and decided to try something from…

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Coffee, croissants and tarts at The Coffee Room N-106

ENTERING the Coffee Room N-106 was like stepping into a fabulous private room adorned with exquisite decorations. While a group of Russians was having coffee and a lively conversation at one of the tables, a friendly food staffer guided me and my companion to the table near the counter and handed each of us a one-page menu. I ordered cappuccino and quickly scanned the sheet hoping to see croissants. I was not disappointed.…

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Coffee, crepes and more at The Shack

WELCOME to The Shack, the newest rave in the island where ‘hunters, fishermen, politicians and other liars are welcome.’ Although it’s still on a soft opening phase, The Shack has become a trending household word as the satisfied diners try their unique dishes and go back for more. It was my second time to visit The Shack for lunch yesterday, and was looking forward to something new. A friend and I had The…

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Late night coffee at the Sands

THE craving for coffee hit me while driving home from the movies on Saturday night, and at past 10 p.m., my choices for a place to eat or hang out were limited. Most restaurants close at 9 p.m. so if you get hungry after that, good luck. Driving slowly around Garapan while looking for a possible place to have coffee, the dimly lit signboard of Sands Coffee & Bar caught my attention. I…

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Coffee and Jazz

FOR weeks now, I had been watching out for the opening of a new Russian restaurant in Garapan but when I passed by on Friday I saw a new sign that stated “Jazz & Coffee Bar” beside the restaurant. I just had to check the place out, which I did on Saturday evening.

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Of tea, snow and pearls at Cha

IF you’re looking for a place where you can quench your thirst and beat the summer heat, try out this hip place called Cha. Squeezed between a row of fastfood restaurants in Garapan, Cha is slowly but surely creating its own niche as a new hangout for the young and old alike.Since Cha opened last month, it has started to become a household word for specializing in tea and pearls. Unlike regular tea…

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