Unbeknownst to many, Saipan and Guam’s No. 1 neighborhood restaurant caters, too.
Shirley’s Coffee Shop, known for its fried rice, has a catering service that offers everything in its bountiful menu and even dishes by demand.
Dining supervisor Angelito Catungal said the restaurant has always prided itself on its catering service, with Shirley’s Coffee Shop a favorite of local and tourists alike on Saipan.
“We don’t really advertise our catering service. It’s mostly through word of mouth from our satisfied customers. But you really get quality and not only quantity in our catering. It’s food from Shirley’s, so you’re always guaranteed that the food is really good,” he said.
Shirley’s Coffee Shop’s catering service costs $12 per person at a minimum of 50 persons. It includes four main courses, excluding fried rice, your choice of salad or soup, and iced tea.
The package also includes two waitstaff, who will stay for three to four hours, and set up the buffet spread, like putting up the chafing dishes, tablecloth, iced tea and iced water dispensers, paper plates, plastic spoons and forks, and even napkins.
So far, the No. 1 choices for their catering service is a package of fried chicken, chop suey, spaghetti, and mahi-mahi, Catungal said.
Customers have also requested dishes like dinuguan, menudo, and afritada—dishes not found in the Shirley’s Coffee Shop menu.
To make reservations for the catering service, Catungal advises customers to call Shirley’s Coffee Shop at least a week in advance.
For more information on Shirley’s Coffee Shop’s catering service, call either the restaurant’s Garapan branch at 233-4519/20 or its Susupe branch at 235-5379/80.
Shirley’s Coffee Shop was founded in Guam in 1983 by the restaurant’s iconic namesake, Shirley Lai. According to its website, the restaurant provides a casual dining alternative on Saipan and Guam.