Coffee Care Restaurant & Bar - A Favorite Saipan Hang-Out
Restaurant Review by Ken Stewart, The Guam Food Guy
Coffee Care Saipan enjoys a reputation for serving more than just rich espresso beverages - far more! Their menu includes great salads, pasta, unique sandwiches, pasta creations, seafood, and exotic meat entrees. Located on the road winding up to Capitol Hill, Coffee Care is open from 7am - midnight, Monday through Saturday, and from 8am - midnight on Sundays. Their breakfast selection includes omelettes and huevos rancheros, as well as blueberry pancakes with big berries served in a way you don't see too often.
People rave about their Bruschetta Campagnola. I sampled the Three Alarm Gambas (baby prawns sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic, 3 kinds of chilies, Worcestershire sauce and wine, $7.95, mild or spicy). These were awesome! I was really impressed by the Cafe Club Sandwich ($7.95), which has roasted turkey breast, Italian bacon, lettuce, tomato, mustard and mayo on toasted cracked wheat bread and Swiss cheese. The turkey vegetable soup was notable,too, with great flavors and fresh parmesan cheese in the middle.
Coffee Care enjoys an inspired ocean view and is filled with an amazing variety of art, with many pieces created by local artists. You can purchase colorful cups and plates, as well as coffee beans from their store. I have to return to sample some of their pasta dishes, like a Basil Pesto or a Diavolo (olive oil, garlic, onion, peppers, chilies and wine), or maybe their Lamb Bourguignonne (loin of lamb stuffed w/prawns and seasoned with rosemary, thyme and dijon mustard, pan-roasted in olive oil and finished with a mushroom demi-glace sauce), or even something light and flavorful, such as their Thai Spicy Shrimp Salad! Ahhh, so many choices - so much bliss! Such is the fate of those who dine at Coffee Care, a fabulous Saipan dining destination.