Rock Island café: A pizza-lover’s hangout

If it’s pizza, relaxation, conversation and satisfaction you’re looking for, the best place to go to, not only in Palau but in Micronesia as well is Rock Island Café, one building you could not miss which is located across the Palau High School gymnasium. Here is a place where tourists from all parts of the world mingle with students and locals to satisfy gustatory demands with delicious pizza, swap stories over glasses of coffee, tea or beer, or simply pass time nibbling on finger foods and other services the restaurant offers. “The tables here had been mute witnesses to so many victories, parties, celebrations, whether in sports or any other events that had been celebrated here,” a regular said. Rock Island Café is aptly named by the owner High Chief Yutaka Gibbons after the famous Rock Islands where he spends most of his time when he’s not at his office, says Sinobo Merep, the company’s secretary/treasurer. Stepping into the doorway of Rock Island Café is an experience customers relish, and they keep coming back, not only for the pizza, sandwiches, salads, and soup but for the casual dining atmosphere. The place is another variation if you just want to relax and unwind from the daily pressures of life. A tourist or a local can have many choices of activities in Palau from diving to snorkeling to other water sports or inland recreation but at Rock Island Café, one will enjoy Palau’s best pizza, like cheese pizza, pizza with one or five or as many toppings as you would like to have, and combinations like the house special, beef eater, meat lovers, bacon cheeseburger, vegetarian, and Hawaiian delight. Rock Island Café also serves a wide variety of choices of international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. only on Saturdays.

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