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Coffee, croissants and tarts at The Coffee Room N-106

IMG_7594 (2)ENTERING the Coffee Room N-106 was like stepping into a fabulous private room adorned with exquisite decorations.

While a group of Russians was having coffee and a lively conversation at one of the tables, a friendly food staffer guided me and my companion to the table near the counter and handed each of us a one-page menu. I ordered cappuccino and quickly scanned the sheet hoping to see croissants. I was not disappointed. Our food staffer said the croissants were freshly baked and kept warm, and he was right.
My companion ordered Napoleon Tart which was served a few minutes after his latte macchiato. My companion was not exactly a lover of desserts or anything sweet and it was amusing to see him quickly finish his Napoleon Tart. At first glance, it looked like an ordinary pudding but we were told the tart wIMG_7625as made of 21 very thin layers of puff pastry and alternate assorted delicious fillings and served in just the right size — big enough to fill you and small enough to make you want more.
I tried a bite, thinking it was too sweet for my taste but it was not. It was very good and I had to stop before I finish it. I went back to my croissant. It was warm, crunchy and flaky and not at all oily. It was the kind that melted in your mouth.

The Coffee Room offers a variety of coffee including espresso, double espresso, Americano, double Americano, cappuccino, café latte and latte macchiato — all from $3.75 to $5.50.
It also serves other beverages: signature teas, milk, orange juice, fresh orange juice, apple juice, Aqua Panna, S. Pellegrino and Coca Cola in a bottle.
Napoleon Tart

The Coffee Room likewise serves a selection of sandwiches: cream cheese, salmon, tuna salad, chicken loaf, roast beef and vegetarian.

Sitting hot and freshly baked on the shelves are various flavors of muffins, including blueberry, chocolate, the muffin of the day and assorted mini-muffins.
There’s also biscuit caramel, biscuit chocolate, chocolate cookies and candies.
The Coffee Room and its clear glass walls provide a relaxing ambiance with its blend of quaint   and modern decoration.*?

The glass-topped tables are paired with rattan-backed chairs, frames on the walls, brass and gold statues, bright and colorful rugs on the floor, lanterns on the walls and tables, and glass jars on the counter. There are also tables and chairs outside for those who want their coffee outdoors.
Latte Macchiato

Businessman Igor Karapetyan, general manager of K Family LLC, owns the coffee shop and the building. He was personally assisting and serving customers when we came in.
The Coffee Room N-106 is located on the ground floor of the Family Commercial Building in Garapan across from the Bank of Saipan.
It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Sunday. Credit cards are accepted. For inquiries and reservations, call 233-3106.
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