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“Mixed bag..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Taste Factory

The Taste Factory
120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #23 of 85 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Senior Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Mixed bag..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a little jewel. The fixtures and decor are great, and the selection of food looks great. Coffee is a highlight and everything seems fresh and well prepared. However, though my wife's sandwich was excellent, I had a chocolate croissant that was distinctly unimpressive - chewy and altogether the wrong texture.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Clean and Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great food choices, clean and cool environment. fresh orange juice is available. Min $15 required for Credit card usage.

Visited December 2012
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Just a good restaurant nothing special. Service is good as it should be. Food qualtity is also perfect

Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I went for breakfast one day of a pastry and coffee. The croissant was very good. The coffee was terrible. Maybe it was just the milk they had on the island, but I never found a good cappuccino in St Maarten. The Taste Factory even used illy coffee, which should have been really good....

Visited December 2012
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Ontario
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“Return trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I'm proud to say I wrote this first review for The Taste Factory and reading all the following reviews, I'm delighted to see how much everyone loves the place. We were in Sint Maarten for the last 3 weeks (Late Nov. to Mid Dec. 2012) and went there 5 times. The service is excellent, the pastries are amazing and the coffee delicious. We had eggs for breakfast twice, and it's a great value. The place is spotless, with clean bathrooms and easy parking.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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