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Zee Best Restaurant

Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+599 544 2477
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“crepes” (156 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 Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Lots of people recommended this place and we had breakfast here one day as a result. Decent coffee and pastry. However staff a bit surly; coffee not the best; overlooking a dull square, furnishing dowdy; rather expesive. There are just so many nice coffee shops...More

Thank Jangala
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at Zee Best based on recommendations and we loved it! They bring a basket of six different beautiful French pastries to the table and earn you that you will be charged for whatever you take. That didn't stop us from eating the entire...More

Thank Licia P
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here multiple times during our vacations in St. Maarten. The pastries are the best part of this restaurant and highly recommend the crepes! This place is a must when in St. Maarten.

Thank Sandy72639
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I loved it! My husband and children felt it was very average. The pastry basket is awesome! I had the omelette and thought it was very good my family had the French toast and did not care for it....

Thank Welove G
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a breakfast place to eat at during your visit in Simpson Bay this would be a great choice. Prices are reasonable, selection for breakfast is good and the quality of the food was good.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had brunch here last Sunday. While the pastries were good, be aware as they do charge you for each one. Food was okay but not outstanding. Service was slow and we were seated in a hallway by the parking lot. We found out at...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The take out location was so fresh and tasty that we went to the restaurant in Philipsburg. The basket of fresh pastries was so tempting that we almost did not have room for breakfast . . . Almost!! Never disappointed here. A must stop on...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an amazing place to come for breakfast. They offer some really nice dishes and have a great array of pastries. Highyl recommend.

Thank Paulrob2012
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We really enjoyed the food here. We stopped twice for breakfast and were not disappointed. They place a basket of pastries on the table and you pay for what you eat. Besides the pastries we had the quiche and the omelet wrapped in a crepe....More

Thank SeasideSeven
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went here because they served breakfast until 2PM. Pretty rare on this island. We were very satisfied with the eats. The food was fresh and tasty. The only downside is that when I asked for water, I was given a bottle that I had...More

Thank NJDad2015
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15 March 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
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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 Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  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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