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Zee Best Restaurant

Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+599 544 2477
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“crepes” (154 reviews)
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French, American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The take out location was so fresh and tasty that we went to the restaurant in Philipsburg. The basket of fresh pastries was so tempting that we almost did not have room for breakfast . . . Almost!! Never disappointed here. A must stop on...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an amazing place to come for breakfast. They offer some really nice dishes and have a great array of pastries. Highyl recommend.

Thank Paulrob2012
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We really enjoyed the food here. We stopped twice for breakfast and were not disappointed. They place a basket of pastries on the table and you pay for what you eat. Besides the pastries we had the quiche and the omelet wrapped in a crepe....More

Thank SeasideSeven
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went here because they served breakfast until 2PM. Pretty rare on this island. We were very satisfied with the eats. The food was fresh and tasty. The only downside is that when I asked for water, I was given a bottle that I had...More

Thank NJDad2015
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went there and was disappointed. They bring over a basket of pastries that we picked over and they wanted to charge us for it until i said hey we didn't eat any of it. Service was SLOW and just try getting a second cup...More

Thank zitigirl
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a run of the mill bakery pretending to be a French Patisserie. Nothing was fresh and appeared to have been brought from another location. Our first stop - yes we gave them a second chance - since they were near the car rental...More

Thank Lighthouse-Runners
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in early Monday morning (7am) for a quick breakfast.. Croissants and a raisin cinnamon roll.. DELICIOUS!!! Clean, safe.. Would definitely go back..

1  Thank BeReal1977
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Can't miss Zee Best -- love their coffee (just right!) & have trouble choosing between the fresh yogurt/granola, 3-cheese omelet, or quiche/fruit -- but always have a chocolate croissant! Tip: We personally don't like having a basket of croissants in front of us -- would...More

1  Thank Lynne17Jack19
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

You gotta love a breakfast restaurant that starts you off with a big basket of croissants and pastries....you're charged for what you eat while you're waiting for your breakfast. Don't eat too much because the meals are yummy...especially the crêpes. Mimosas, hearty French roast coffee,...More

Thank KiaranL
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We went here for a late breakfast hoping for a selection of fresh pastries. What a find! The four of us had something different from apple pastry to crab sandwich on a fresh baguette. It was all sooo good!

Thank Dakrist
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15 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  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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