Guam Diner Bytes: Pika's Cafe
Yes, Pika’s Cafe is finally open and serving a menu full of great grub! I stopped in for breakfast on Tuesday and found plenty of seating (unlike the previous Friday). I guess timing is everything. During the course of breakfast the place did start to fill up. The new location is twice as big and has an awesome view of Marine Corps Drive, St. John’s and even some ocean from a few choice tables.
Pika’s is definitely the go-to place with their impressive breakfast menu that’s created to cater to nearly every dining preference. There are a few new items on the breakfast menu and I actually tried something I’d had before with new options. The Benedict Dela Cruz ($10.50) has two poached eggs, Chamorro sausage, English muffin, hollandaise sauce, and is served with red potatoes. I was able to add Spinach and Tomatoes for $1.50. This is an excellent creation with a decent hollandaise sauce and flavorful sausage.
I ordered a new item, the “O.O.G. - Only on Guam” ($9.50), which has “tinalan katne” (dried beef), two eggs any style, steamed rice and “finadene” sauce. They have a really cute eye bowl they are using to put their donne in along with green onions and calamansi. The beef is sooooo tender! I just ate the meat and left the rice and eggs (sorry, needed it for the photo op). Other new breakfast eats include the Local Scramble – corned beef, eggplant, red potatoes, scrambled
eggs, served with rice and finadene, and the Ham and Fondue Omelet. Owner Lenny Fejeran brought me over a slice of their dessert of the day – the Pumpkin Cheesecake. This was one of those divine creations. I couldn’t help but eat it all!
My next adventure will be to have Pika’s Lunch! Congrats to Pika, Lenny, and their whole team on a successful move to this ideal and spacious location better suited to meet the demands of a voracious (but appreciative) public.