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“Sometimes a name is just a name, as is the case here.”

Zee Best Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: French, American, Cafe, European
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Sometimes a name is just a name, as is the case here.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2010

The eggs were fine, the ham a bit fatty. Presentation was nice enough for a breakfast I guess. Coffee was bitter and turned cold quickly. The hash browns appeared to be the pre-made frozen kind that you might buy in the freezer section of your supermarket. The service was definately friendly, which is always a plus, but the place is a bit busy. Even so, the wait wasnt so bad. The bread was uninspired and the croissants are basically the same everywhere. Frankly the Croissanterie in Marigot is a much better breakfast. Zee best may think they are the best, and apparently others seem to think so too, but just calling yourself the best doesnt make it so.

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Aurora, Colorado
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“The restaurant name says it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2010

This was our second trip to St. Maarten, and we had discovered Zee Best Breakfast place the first time there, and we knew we'd be back. Two years later, we were back again...twice for wonderful breakfasts. The new policy is that when they bring you the basket of wonderful pastries, they tell you up front that there is a fee for what you eat. The price range for each one is from $1.50 to $2.50, and it seems everyone you take is $2.50! But they were all still wonderful. The crepe omelets are perfect. The food is a bit pricier, but they had zee best breakfast choices. We went early in the morning, so we had no trouble getting seated. An issue we heard about is that the pasties provided each customer in the basket that are not consumed, continue on to the next customer, with new ones added. Tongs are provided, and if you come early, that becomes a non-issue!

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Ft. Lauderdale
1 review
“Zeebest is zeeeeelicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2009

Absolutely favorite pastries ever! My family and I had breakfast at Zeebest before we left the island and our only regret is that we hadn't discovered the restaurant earlier in the week. The savory crepes are fabulous, the almond croissant is to die for and the girls are super sweet and welcoming. We promise to come back every day the next time we are on island!

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New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Zee best was Zee WORST!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

Being a late riser I was drawn to the fact that I could sleep in and still get a good breakfast menu at noon.What a mistake...This was the worst breakfast we ever had! Our french toast was undercooked and doughy,the fresh fruit had canned pinapple and the basket of fresh pastries were stale.I was severely disappointed because I had read many good reviews...The service also left something to be desired as we waited over 10mins.for some coffee and juice.Maybe they are not on thier toes in the off season? Maybe they were having a bad day? Our visit was 10/20/09....

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Henderson, Nevada
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“Zee Best Really Is...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2009

My wife and I have been going to Zee Best for years and since it has been a few years that we had our last visit, it is good to know that it is still there... We can remember when the father (Pierre, if I remember right) ran the place and then his sons took over after he passed away.... Pastries and pizzas were always great...

Patti & Chuck
Henderson, NV

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