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The Taste Factory

76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
+1 721-544-2550
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (74 reviews)
“sandwiches” (99 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

One of the best places for breakfast and after you've eaten later in the day, their two plus one free desserts are almost like being in Paris. HAVE to go, when they rebuild

1  Thank hardejk
Reviewed July 14, 2018

My sister and friend brought home fresh baguettes, chocolate-almond croissants, and a napoleon - Scrumptious!

1  Thank djmt13
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

They are unfortunately closed post hurricane 😩just want to update travelers what’s open and what’s not.

2  Thank complete1959
Reviewed September 30, 2017

place is fine and clean and the pastry and croissants were fine but the coffee is below par. I went twice, a few days apart. staff was uninterested in me and the coffee tasted as if the portafilter was not cleaned out properly, the flavor...More

1  Thank Christ110923
Reviewed September 25, 2017

looking at the sea whilst eating breakfast is always nice. I was the blazing sun and the coffee that woke me this morning. I eat light as I knew that day was a scorcher. inexpensive food. .

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Stopped in for dessert with Grandson. Very friendly proprietor. We purchased several pastries and he gave my grandson several cookies. Very clean nice family place.

Thank jhgrogan
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Excellent pastries and breakfast food at good prices. They do serve lunch and dinner too, but we only went in the morning. I had the banana nutella crepes. They were so good I ordered a second round. The mocha frapaccino was not sweet at all,...More

Thank Mo J
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been patronizing this shop since it opened. I placed a simple order to be picked up the next day before I headed back to the states. When I arrived it was like Curly, Larry and Moe were working behind the counter. No one...More

Thank rudegirlslp10031
TASTESXM, Manager at The Taste Factory, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Dear Customer, I remember very clearly your order. I was also there the day you came to pick it up and was quite upset at the staff and offered my sincerest apologies to you as I also recognized that you had been a regular customer...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

I walked down the street every morning of our stay for coffee and fresh croissants! The pastries and quiches are wonderful as well as the sandwiches for lunch. If you want/need a great cup of coffee in the morning they open at 6:45 am

Thank Renee K
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful coffee and a crepe with aged ham, cheese and a sunny side up egg with a nice side salad. For a New Yorker, I don't think I need to say more. Their Nutella crepe was excellent with bananas and strawberries. They have pastries (I've...More

Thank stephsolanki
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August 30, 2017|
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Response from Jkandsu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I don't know. Saw several using tablets/laptops, but don't know if they were connected to wifi. We just enjoyed the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Welfare Road | Sint-Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Martin / St Maarten  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-544-2550
The Taste Factory offers the unique blend of an Artisanal French Bakery, Pastry and Viennoiserie with the comfort of a French Bistro for food lovers in the heart of Simpsonbay. From crusty baguettes, melt in the mouth croissants, eggs and omelettes, savory crepes and buckwheat galettes or just takeaway sandwiches to the colorful display of pastries, the Taste Factory has something for everyone either to take out or to enjoy in the comfort of their air conditioned lounge style café, accompanied by an equally delicious range of freshly brewed coffees, teas, juices or any beverage of your choice. Breakfast meetings, corporate lunches, cocktail receptions, or birthday parties can all be catered to here and tailor made cakes and pastries can be ordered for that special event, birthday or wedding as well as special or large orders is offered to all marinas – yacht provisioning of frozen items available.
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