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Zee Best Restaurant

Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+599 544 2477
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“crepes” (206 reviews)
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French, American, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Very prompt service, portions were ample, and good free wi-fi. However, the basket of fresh pastries (and they are quite good!!!) really didn't help me stay on my diet! Resist if you can ... and indulge if you must. The breakfast crepe was quite filling...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Everyone says you have to eat at least one breakfast here and I know why! They have the best! Open only until 2 p.m. but serving breakfast all that time. If they were open until 3 we would have popped in a couple of times...More

Thank michellemJ7146VB
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

During our week stay in St Maarten with good friends, we went to Zee Best for breakfast. It had been recommended by other friends who lived in St Maarten for a couple of years. It was also on our resort's "places to eat" list and...More

Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This place used to highly recommended. Now the food is simply average. Nothing special. During my last visit we ordered omelettes. What we got was edible and that is about it. I could probably whip up better omelettes at home (and I am not much...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Not was it used to be.. Service is horrible and food is.. disgusting. Many places much better around! Sucriere, cappucino.. or even go to burger king.. that would be better!

Thank niccoo59
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Last time my wife and I were in St. Martin 3 years ago we stopped here for breakfast and it was very good so we made sure that this trip we would stop again. They bring you a basket of assorted rolls before your meal...More

Thank badcr125honda
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I have seen so many reviews about this place that i honestly thought it was going to be a unique experience, yet to be honest it was a total letdown. The food is not good , the place is not good, the hygiene of the...More

Thank Ramzi H
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Horrible service, stale pastries, bland food. Ordered savory crepes; they were dry and taste of card board. Seemed like they were made in advance and just reheated. The service was extremely slow .

Thank JPMAC69
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We've been having breakfast at Zee Best for 20 years. The staff is always cheerful, efficient, and friendly. Unique practice of placing a basket of delicious pastries on the table regardless of whatever you order. Of course you pay for what you take! My wife...More

Thank David M
Reviewed April 20, 2017

After too many fruity drinks, their savory ham and cheese omelet really hit the spot. Good service as well.

Thank Leslie M
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Do they take credit cards? In general, did you find that most places did or was it more of a cash only island? Just worry about carrying a lot of cash around. thanks so much.
March 15, 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
$5 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  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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