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The Taste Factory

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French, Sandwiches
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120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good French pastries

The almond croissants were delightful and not over powering. if you want something richer the chocolate croissants were lovely. The creme filled items had the best filling a true cream custard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Laurelrxnc
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Again, great food, awful service. Unfortunately, I have to go there about every other month. The waiters must not be happy with their boss as they spend their time chatting, arguing, and on the phone. I don't understand it, quality of food is good so the cooks must be happy?

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Asheville, North Carolina
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The almond croissants were delightful and not over powering. if you want something richer the chocolate croissants were lovely. The creme filled items had the best filling a true cream custard.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After visiting SXM for many years this year was the first time I went to the Taste Factory. It was fantastic. The first day I just got coffee and a croissant which were both fantastic. They use ILLY coffee here and that is one of my favorite commercial brands of coffee so I was pleased. I came back here 2... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

breakfast here cannot be beat. esspresso & tarts or americano coffee and flan. perfect. and a great value.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife & I stopped here primarily for a quick pastry until we could catch our flight-out, but decided to order very hearty crepes when we saw their menu. Mine had two scrabbled eggs, cheese, and a ton of bacon in it. Everything in it was cooked to perfection. The crepe was tasty in of itself. The bacon was just... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I stopped into The Taste Factory on the first or second day of our trip to St Maarten and were impressed with the delicious food. It was so good that we came back for breakfast/lunch two more times during our week stay. The staff was very pleasant and the AC nice and cold! A great little eatery!

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San Clemente, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We broke our own “never-go-twice” rule with Taste Factory. We tried four times. With pastries and baguette sandwiches available starting at 6am, we shouldn’t have been surprised to stop here late and sometimes find it closed. But we scored twice: once for desserts to take back to the resort and once for a Croque Madame breakfast and sandwiches to take... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and niece went there to pick up some pastry and bread for breakfast. Instead of explaining and helping the customer, the workers there just rolled their eyes whenever my wife asked for something they didn't have (or understand). They were simply making fun of her and being sarcastic with their answers. This happened on 2 consecutive days. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We really enjoyed eating at this place for breakfast, because the food is a really good value and freshly prepared. Great vegetarian options and a amazing selection of pastries and sandwiches. Very good coffee and freshly squeezed juices.

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a daily treat for us when we were in St Maarten. The french pastries were delicious! The coffee was very good. We had breakfast twice and the prices were reasonable. They also opened at 6:45am which was nice.

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Address: 120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
Cuisine: French, Sandwiches

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  • Address: 120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Sandwiches

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