Very few restaurants open early to serve breakfast on Saipan, and when it’s past 10 a.m. they move on to their lunch menu but here is one fastfood that serves a variety of breakfasts whole day — Tan Marikita’s Café inside Herman’s Bakery at Tun Herman Pan Road.
Driving along Airport Road took me and co-reporter Junhan to Herman’s Bakery as we were looking for a place to eat on Friday noon. He had always thought that the place was a bakery and I had to convince him there he was wrong.
We already missed the lunch specials, we were told so we decided to go for a late breakfast. I chose the Filipino breakfast of beef tapa, two well-done eggs, a serving of steamed rice, and a steaming mug of house blend regular coffee. Junhan ordered corned beef with onions breakfast which was served with steamed rice, sunny side up and Herman’s sweet bread served with butter and jelly, and a can of mango juice.
The beef tapa was tender, and the marinated flavors blended well into the meat. I thought I was not yet in the mood to eat but was surprised when I discovered I had almost finished everything on my plate.
Here is a place where you can order breakfast at 6 a.m., 2 p.m. or even 5 p.m. and nobody would care.
Jumpstart your day with any of the sumptuous breakfast selections including Tan Marikita’s Amotsa composed of fried rice and chorizos, two eggs and Herman’s Sweet Bread served with butter and jelly, or go heavy on a Chamorro Breakfast of steamed or fried rice, Portuguese sausage or spam eggs, and Herman’s Pan tuba. You can go for the Steak ’n Eggs served with rice, toast or hash browns, or the Filipino breakfast of steamed or garlic fried rice, tapa or longanisa or tocino, and egg.
Not in for a heavy breakfast? Then go continental with a Danish and croissant served with butter and jelly, orange juice and coffee, or an American breakfast of hash browns, eggs, bacon or ham, and toast served with butter and jelly. You can also go for the Short Stack or three stacks of pancakes with one egg and bacon, ham or chorizos, the Cinnamon French Toast, Omelets with your choice of Chamorro, Spanish, Western, Seafood or Vegetarian combination.
Tan Marikita’s Café also serves a wide selection of burgers and sandwiches with your choice of bread — white, whole wheat, potato, hoagie roll, cracked wheat or rye. Cap your breakfast with your favorite beverages like soft drinks, juices, espresso or café latte, hot chocolate, house blend regular or decaf, hot or ice tea.
At Tan Marikita’s Café, you get to enjoy not only the warm and inviting ambiance of the place but the pleasant smells of fresh-baked breads, or freshly brewed coffee tempting your taste buds.
Tan Marikita’s Café is named after Herman Pan Guerrero’s wife. Established in 1944, Herman’s Bakery has been serving the island with the best-tasting breads like the famous Herman’s Bakery Pan Tuba, Sweet Bread, Pan Toasta and other pastries that has become a favorite among many.
Tan Marikita’s Cafe is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Credit cards are accepted. For inquiries and reservations, call 234-1726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.