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Zee Best Restaurant

Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+599 544 2477
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“crepes” (205 reviews)
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French, American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely little eatery with attentive staff and good food. A basket with croissants etc. is placed at the table, and you are being told: "whatever you take, you pay for". We took something sweet and an almond croissant, and ordered fresh orange juice, hot...More

Thank CaribbeanExperienced
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always go to get a pear pastry, my favorite. Also ordered mini quiche, yummy, reminds me of Panera. Light and fluffy

Thank Marty R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for breakfast. This is where we usually will stop for breakfast while heading to a beach on the Dutch side. Always consistently great food and service. Fresh pastries too. A+

Thank BillyJets
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local. We stopped by the bakery near the airport, but this is not the restaurant, so the owner had to go to the restaurant and let us follow him to downtown Simpson Bay. It is not easy...More

Thank RPS1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped there for breakfast before flying home. . Wish I would have ate there more. The pasties, crepes and fresh squeezed orange just wonderful!

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zee Best is the best. So good, that in one week in St. Maarten, we had breakfast there three times. Flavorful preparations, delectable pastries, and tasty baguettes, in a relaxed atmosphere make this a must.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The basket of pastries and croissants are very good. My husband tried the St. Maarten Omelette and I had the scrambled eggs with smoked Salmon on our first visit. The staff are very nice and service was quick. Our second day I got scrambled eggs...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here two days in a row to take excellent sandwichs to the beach. Wife loves the Turkey, cheese and green apple. i tried the roast beef with the horse radish cream and the chicken and peppers sandwich. All where nummy. We bought...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little bistro is hidden behind a bank at Simpson Bay Marina. The fact it was always packed for breakfast and lunch told is it is worth a try. Friendly service and excellent food. The Burger was on a baguette and tasty has a burger...More

Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard great things about this place and weren't disappointed. Our first morning on the island we made sure to make it for a breakfast. Most of our table had the savory crepes and they all enjoyed them very much. There was a cream like...More

Thank Jake H
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Do they take credit cards? In general, did you find that most places did or was it more of a cash only island? Just worry about carrying a lot of cash around. thanks so much.
16 March 2015|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Most places on the island take credit cards. Zee best restaurant I believe, takes cash only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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