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Aug. 22, 2002 – St. John residents and visitors have a new option for breakfast on St. Thomas' East End: Coral World, which serves lunch 365 days a year, is now adding continental breakfast to its menu.
So if you have a need to shop or see a dentist on St. Thomas and want to make a day of it, you could begin the day after the ferry ride with breakfast and some marine scenes at Coral World, and then go do your business.
According to Paul Willis, Coral World's food and beverage manager, the marine park will cater to early morning Coki beachgoers, as well as neighborhood residents, and hotel visitors. The breakfast menu includes Danish pastries, muffins, croissant sandwiches and bagels served with an assortment of jams and cream cheese, juice, coffee and teas.
Breakfast will be served daily starting at 8 a.m. at Coral World's Beach Café, located outside the park gates in the entrance arcade. "It is a quiet area overlooking the water and shaded by Royal palms and a giant Banyan tree," says Willis, and because of its location, patrons can enjoy breakfast without visiting the park, although, he adds, "we certainly hope they will choose to visit."
Lunch service at the Beach Café and inside the park at the Shark Bar starts as early as 9:30 a.m. Menu items include sandwiches, the popular grilled chicken wrap, burgers, and jumbo hot dogs. For lighter fare, patrons can try the Caesar salad, veggie burger, and pizza. Popcorn, ice cream, chips, and other snack foods are also available. Very soon the park will add French fries and chicken wings to its lunch menu.
To satisfy requests made by local visitors, taxi drivers and staff, Willis said they will offer local specialty dishes on a trial basis on Sundays in September.
Coral World's catering department can also help plan special functions, such as breakfast and lunch meetings, cocktail receptions and dinner parties. "We have a full range of menus from casual to formal, and are happy to tailor them," said Willis.
Guests are not the only ones at Coral World to find a good meal, Willis says, "even the fish here eat restaurant quality food!" To watch or participate in a fish feeding presentation, guests can visit on any day. Daily fish feedings start at 9:45 a.m. each morning and take place every 45 minutes until 4:00 pm.
Coral World is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket booth closes at 4:00 p.m. For more information call 775-1555 ext. 247.
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