By Cassie Brady
Hungry for something new? Read our round-up of the five newest restaurants to open on Guam!
Pancake time! IHOP (International House of Pancakes) is best known for their fluffy pancakes topped with flavored syrup of your choice. Breakfast is served all day, including waffles, french toast, crepes, eggs and bacon (to name a few), from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. The menu also includes lunch and dinner items, as well as local and Filipino specialties. With IHOP being in 50 states and across the world, the customers just keep comin’ back for more. Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes, here I come…
IHOP is located at 353 Chalan San Antonio, Tamuning, Guam (between Cost-U-Less and Guam Premier Outlets (GPO).
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Figaro Coffee Company
Figaro Coffee Company isn’t your average coffee shop. You may recognize this franchise from Manila. Filipino and local breakfast is also served all day. What else goes well with a cup o’ joe? You guessed it — pastries and cake. Good luck trying to choose! Although they are Philippines-based, you can feel the Italian/European concept, especially since the cafe is named after “Figaro” in the opera, “The Barber of Seville.” Stop by Monday thru Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Figaro is located in Tamuning off of Marine Corps Dr. next to Pizza Hut.
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Brown Bag Cafe (new location)
Looking to eat something on the healthier side but worried that it will taste bland? Brown Bag Cafe has you covered. With options from salads, sandwiches and spinach wraps to pizza, pasta, and brown rice dishes, you are sure to find something both delicious, and nutritious! The chicken adobo is a must order — savory brown rice with chicken and vegetables that melt in your mouth. If you don’t eat meat, not to worry! Most items can be made vegan. Need something to kick start your day? Try the “Wheatgrass Shake” (hydroponically grown) or the “Island Harvest,” a detox beverage filled with vegetables, coconut and spirulina. For a more refreshing kick, try the “Cucumber Freeze.” Visit Brown Bag Cafe Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brown Bag Cafe is at a new location, now in Agana at the Julale Center off of W. O’Brien Dr.
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Eat Street Grill
Eat Street Grill is located at The Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of Tumon. Stop here for breakfast and choose from five different types of egg benedict, french toast, waffles, pancakes, island-style fried rice, or bacon-cured pork belly. Co-owner, Darren Talia says, “Trust me. Everyone will fall in love with this bacon,” and insists it’s “the highest quality bacon available in the country.” After doing a little shopping at The Plaza, head over to Eat Street Grill and dine indoor or on the patio for lunch or dinner and try the handmade gourmet burgers or BBQ ribs. Also featured on the menu is smoked salmon rolls, coconut shrimp, handcrafted Northern Thai spicy sausage and a variety of rice bowls. Wash it all down with one of their craft beers, wine, or cocktails.
Eat Street Grill is located at The Plaza in Tumon next to Beachin’ Shrimp and Hot Diggety Dog.
PHOTO SOURCE: theplazaguam.com
Takoyaki Cafe Tama
Takoyaki Cafe Tama is one of the newest additions to Tumon. The cafe specializes in Japanese soul and street food, offering takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (cabbage-filled pancake), and yakisoba (fried noodles). Also on the menu is a variety of appetizers, salads, and even steak. Vegan options are available too. Takoyaki Cafe Tama is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Located at 1355 Pale San Vitores Rd. between Westin Resort Guam and Guam Reef Olive Spa in Tumon.
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