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The Taste Factory

76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-544-2550
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (71 reviews)
“sandwiches” (100 reviews)
“galette” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:45 - 19:30All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dessert with Grandson. Very friendly proprietor. We purchased several pastries and he gave my grandson several cookies. Very clean nice family place.

Thank jhgrogan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pastries and breakfast food at good prices. They do serve lunch and dinner too, but we only went in the morning. I had the banana nutella crepes. They were so good I ordered a second round. The mocha frapaccino was not sweet at all,...More

Thank Mo J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been patronizing this shop since it opened. I placed a simple order to be picked up the next day before I headed back to the states. When I arrived it was like Curly, Larry and Moe were working behind the counter. No one...More

Thank rudegirlslp10031
TASTESXM, Manager at The Taste Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Customer, I remember very clearly your order. I was also there the day you came to pick it up and was quite upset at the staff and offered my sincerest apologies to you as I also recognized that you had been a regular customer...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I walked down the street every morning of our stay for coffee and fresh croissants! The pastries and quiches are wonderful as well as the sandwiches for lunch. If you want/need a great cup of coffee in the morning they open at 6:45 am

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful coffee and a crepe with aged ham, cheese and a sunny side up egg with a nice side salad. For a New Yorker, I don't think I need to say more. Their Nutella crepe was excellent with bananas and strawberries. They have pastries (I've...More

Thank stephsolanki
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We went to the taste factory after dinner one night. After 5pm its buy 2 deserts and get 3rd for free. The cakes and ice cream were soooo good , we went back 3 more times. Highly recommend

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice for breakfast...very enjoyable..You can get french toast eggs or outrageous pastries.Moderate prices and very clean. nice experience been there many times.

Thank zitigirl
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great bistro on the main road through Simpson Bay. The staff is friendly and helpful . The food is great , if a little pricey. Their baked goods are wonderful.

Thank tim0thymk
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat breakfast. I love their selection of baguette sandwiches and pastries. Also they have a good wifi connection.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Something for everybody. We got dinner entrees, dessert and breakfast sandwiches for the next day. I can't wait to return. Delicious salmon, French bakery items, and Haagen Daz galore. Yum!

Thank Chris K
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Jkandsu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't know. Saw several using tablets/laptops, but don't know if they were connected to wifi. We just enjoyed the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:45 - 20:30
06:45 - 19:30
06:45 - 19:30
06:45 - 19:30
06:45 - 19:30
06:45 - 20:30
06:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-544-2550
The Taste Factory offers the unique blend of an Artisanal French Bakery, Pastry and Viennoiserie with the comfort of a French Bistro for food lovers in the heart of Simpsonbay.

From crusty baguettes, melt in the mouth croissants, eggs and omelettes, savory crepes and buckwheat galettes or just takeaway sandwiches to the colorful display of pastries, the Taste Factory has something for everyone either to take out or to enjoy in the comfort of their air conditioned lounge style café, accompanied by an equally delicious range of freshly brewed coffees, teas, juices or any beverage of your choice.

Breakfast meetings, corporate lunches, cocktail receptions, or birthday parties can all be catered to here and tailor made cakes and pastries can be ordered for that special event, birthday or wedding as well as special or large orders is offered to all marinas – yacht provisioning of frozen items available.
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