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Zee Best Restaurant

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Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+599 544 2477
07:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The omelette and the Caesar salad were both delicious with large portions. The meal took 20 minutes to arrive but this may have been due to one of the many power⚡️outages recently although they did have a generator. Staff were friendly.

Thank gordon m
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Zee Best is probably the most popular breakfast spot on SXM. It offers something for everyone- decadent croissants, french toast and sweet crepes, to savory crepes, omelets and or fruit/granola/yogurt... Fantastic coffee and iced coffee... Same cooks and waitresses for years, they will take good care of you.

Cape May, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on the last day of vacation on our way to the airport and wish we would have done so sooner on the trip as I would have eaten breakfast here everyday had I known it was so delicious. Excellent coffee and breakfast cocktails too. The croissants and danish were fresh and delicious. We also tried crepes and... More 

Thank Mary-Jo R
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zee Best?? Definitely NOT! ZEE WORST! This place was highly recommended by a friend who has traveled numerous times to st martin, so I decided to try it out with my boyfriend right before we left for the airport, in hopes of finishing off our trip to saint martin on a really good note. We ordered two egg white omlettes,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, kids and I have been going to this breakfast nook for >25 years. The management has changed (miss you, Roger) and there is now a new main venue (Simpson Bay, not Marigot), but the quality of the croissants, pastries, quiches, and other menu items is unrivaled. Delightful setting, great/ friendly staff. Love going back again and again for... More 

Thank jrjkw1
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent baguette sandwiches made to order. A wide choice of cheeses and cold meats. Friendly and helpful counter service. A convenient spot to stock up on eats before a flight. Take out only.

Thank Michael B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've 5-starred Zee Best three times over the years, but this year something seemed to be missing. The service was robotic, meaning the wait staff went through the motions, but didn't have the friendly personality of years past. The greetings as we arrived were forced and there were none of the friendly "thanks and come again" kind of words as... More 

Thank Mungospike
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On an island expressing its half-French heritage and filled with wonderful patisseries, this place lays no claim to being "zee best". Keep driving and go to other places.

Thank Mpols
Victoria, Canada
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359 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a full breakfast, with sit down service, you found it. Plastic chairs to sit on but beyond that it offers excellent meals, fantastic service and very good value. Parking on site or nearby. Enjoy.

Thank Harold W
St. Catharines, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited 2 times and had a fantastic breakfast both times... Not a place to visit though if your in a rush... they are on Island time!

Thank Tammythetraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
French, American, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +599 544 2477
Established in 1983, Zee Best is a household name for vacationers and residents. Serving artisanal French Pastries freshly prepared in our bakery every morning, you will find as well, a great coffee selection, fresh juices, heavenly crêpes and everything you could imagine made with eggs from benedicts to omelets!The most important meal of the day can also be the most delicious. Open for the early risers or sleepy heads, St-Maarten best breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm everyday (Simpson Bay and Port-de Plaisance location). Voted best breakfast place in St Maarten / St Martin 7 years in a row, Zee Best also serves lunch from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Come in and experience what breakfast and lunch are all about!Open 7 days a week, Zee Best, and its friendly staff, is "Zee" place to befor breakfast and lunch in St Maarten!

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