Sometimes the best way to start a morning isn’t with a full English breakfast or a generous stack of pancakes from the IHOP, but rather, is with a hot fresh brew made conveniently behind the counter just for you. Today, we’ll be looking at the best places in Guam where you can get your morning caffeine fix.
1. Coffee Beanery (Pacific Place)
First opening in 1998, the Coffee Beanery has risen in popularity and become one of the best breakfast spots in all of Guam for many reasons, and its’ title really doesn’t let itself down.
The fresh Arabica coffee beans used for beverages here are handpicked freshly by a ‘master roaster’, meaning that you can rest easy knowing the executives of this place aren’t just chancers, but are genuine coffee enthusiasts who have been in your boots once upon a time themselves.
No coffee costs more than $6 here, whether it be a mocha, cappuccino, caramel latte, or just a regular latte. For those in search of a cooler beverage on a hot summer’s day, delicious smoothies and iced teas are also available here.
2. Honolulu Coffee
Before you ask, yes, this café is absolutely located in Guam despite its’ title. Its’ namesake is actually a reference to the ingredients used, as they are sourced from Hawaii and also run a chain business over there. So, perhaps rather peculiarly, this is a place where you can get a taste of Hawaiian coffee culture… Whilst relaxing in Guam. Such a bizarre combination meant we felt obliged to include this place on our list.
Apart from that twist, we also recommend this coffee shop to tourists due to being located in the plaza mall, so you’re likely to be going past it whilst on a shopping spree without needing to go out of your way. It’s easy, accessible, and quite different from our other picks on this list, but you’ll have to go there and judge it for yourself!
3. Slingstone Coffee & Tea
Many people are either a coffee person or a tea person, but here, that conflict doesn’t matter as it brings both together on a budget for you to either have tea and coffee alike or just one.
This small business offers drinks in a whopping five different sizes, accommodating to all thirsts and physical capacities. Medium Americanos, lattes, and cappuccinos will set you back less than $5 each, with Mochas costing slightly more due to using the company’s ‘signature roast’.
Oh, and what may be a real game-changer for some of you is that this coffee shop welcomes pets. If you’re away with a dog, then your canine companion will be overjoyed to not have to wait outside for this one.
4. Blended Café
Perfectly bringing together both food and drink for any time of day, Blended Café attracts many tourists and overly positive reviews due to the quality and variety of consumables sold.
Taro cheesecake and fried rice are two prime examples of the extent of the food menu here, serving both freshly baked treats as well as light hot meals.
With regards to coffee specifically, it’s the same situation – You can have iced coffee or a steaming hot fresh brew depending on what you feel you need to start your day off the right way.
One other thing that may sway your decision is that if you are in Guam for business purposes, Blended Café has a strong and free Wi-Fi connection meaning that you can both work and drink whilst out and about.
5. Brewed Awakenings
It’s often hard to find coffee shops that can compete with the big chains like Costa and Starbucks, but here we have Guam’s answer to large coffee suppliers.
Brewed Awakenings, according to reviewers, serves exceptional cream and sugar with its’ brews which gives the coffee sold just that extra little spice to make it all the more worth sipping.
Aside from being one of the bigger names within Guam, we also recommend Brewed Awakenings due to its’ atmosphere, which is praised due to the friendliness of staff and the good selection of music playing overhead – If you just want an easy-going breakfast experience, this is the ideal spot for you.
We also recommend that you try their waffles with your coffee, as they are loaded generously with cream, strawberries, and certain other customizable options to leave an early – or late – morning impression on your tastebuds.
6. Marriott Café
In spite of its’ nice, Marriott Café is still designed and operates on a similar basis to a standard restaurant. Furthermore, this café serves meat and vegetables from not just China, but also from all across Asia and Africa, making for a more multi-cultural dining experience.
If you’re staying in Guam for anything more than a couple of days, be sure to visit Marriott Café on a Wednesday afternoon, for this is when their affordable dim sum supper is served. If you’re looking to get into foreign food, there’s no better place to start than here with this option – Dim sum allows you to try small portions of many fantastic light Chinese dishes.
The one thing to bear in mind with this place is that due to stocking food from so many different places across the world, you’ll find dishes don’t come particularly cheap at any time of day, so you may be better off giving this place a miss on a budget.
7. Infusion Tea & Coffee
The penultimate pick on this list goes to a coffee shop with a more vintage and unique vibe, making it an interesting contrast to the modernity of the streets of Guam around it.
Reviewers who have been to this spot speak highly of the honey served with their coffee due to both its’ delicious taste and health benefits. This is a place where you’ll find low-calorie beverages and light lunches in order to accommodate stricter diets and budgets.
We recommend that you try their chai tea lattes, as several reviewers have even gone as far to state that these are the best beverages in the entire region. This is certainly the place to be if you’re looking for quality coffee in a classic atmosphere.
8. Turé Café
Closing off our list today goes to a coffee shop that deserves praise for its’ professionally crafted website, effective advertisement, and overall persuasiveness in making us want to book a special trip to Guam just to try their coffee.
For over a decade, this café has reinvented breakfast by reimaging traditional dishes and using natural ingredients to make their coffee.
If you’re new to Guam and wanting to do a little bit of research first, this business’s website makes it abundantly clear what’s on the menu and how much each item costs, making it an easy dining experience before you have even stepped out of the door to venture there.
All espressos, lattes, mochas, and coffees of the day will set you back by $7 each at most, and there’s also a generous selection of frapes, iced coffees, smoothies, and toppings such as whipped cream and macadamia nut.
As we said at the beginning, coffee can make all the difference between starting a day the good way or the bad way. It’s more important than some may realize to get your beverage just right, so we hope that this concise list will assist you on some level when in need of a caffeine fix in Guam, regardless of if it’s business or leisure.