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“St Maarten on CRACK!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zee Best Restaurant

Zee Best Restaurant
Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+599 544 2477
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Ranked #17 of 85 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: 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!
Keller, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“St Maarten on CRACK!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We've made a point to run into Zee Best to grab a pastry or 12 to enjoy during our stays in SXM! The staff is so friendly and the food is just mouth watering delish! The chocolate and almond croissants are to die for! We are looking forward to sitting down and enjoying their highly praised brunch! See you Soon Zee Best!! NOM!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Windsor, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lives Up To Its Name!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Came here for breakfast, in search of good pastries and a decent cup of coffee. My dining partner and I were immediately greeted and told to sit wherever we like on their patio. It's interesting to hear so many different languages being spoken in one small restaurant (the servers are multilingual) and I felt it added to the atmosphere.

The service here was very good. The servers were efficient and friendly. We were given a basket of pastries (they charge for each one you eat) which were very delicious. The pain-au-chocolate was a good choice!

I ordered Eggs Benedict and coffee.The Eggs Benedict came with back bacon rather than peameal bacon, but it was still excellent. The coffee is fantastic. Portions were generous, but not overwhelming. I was surprised by how quickly we were served- our meals were on the table within 10 minutes, piping hot and fresh. I asked for more coffee and had a fresh carafe within 45 seconds.

Zee Best also has a bakeshop near Princess Juliana Airport, which I intend to visit soon.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Loveland, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lunch before flying home was "zee best"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We chose to eat lunch here before heading to the airport. We had enjoyed the bakeshop near the airport and so wanted to try the restaurant. I had a chicken crepe and my husband had a nutella & banana crepe. Our friends ate out of the basket of pastries that were brought to the table. You pay for the number that you take out of the basket. Everything we had was delish.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hard to beat for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

In the Caribbean, light fare is king! Zee Best is the spot for fresh baked pastries, croissants and crepes (if you must have an omelet, they make those too.) Grab a baguette and hit the beach. What started as a sidewalk cafe in Marigot, the capitol of the French side, eventually expanded to the Dutch side. The name Zee Best came from the original owner, Roger, who would encourage passerby to stop and have "zee best breakfast in St Martin". A not to be missed treat for any visitor to SXM!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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st maarten
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We love eating at Zee Best.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Myself and my family do enjoy having breakfast at Zee Best. The staff is friendly. The food is great. I never had a bad experience at that restaurant. I must say we usually get seats we dont have to wait to long for our food our drinks. Our pastries are always fresh and many flavors to choose from. My family and i love eating at Zee Best for breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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