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120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Do not let the name throw you off, and not even on the french side but pastries are top notch. crisp croissants which is near impossible on a tropical island. great staff, wonderful space. My local the 3 months i spend on island.

Thank pam o
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Went here a couple mornings for baked goods for our large group, everything we tried was very good and the chocolate croissants were so fresh and flaky! Also the fresh squeezed orange juice was delicious! The staff could not make change for two $20 bills our change was $9.50 not sure why we were not paying with large bills seemed... More 

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Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The pastries are tasty IF you get them fresh. One thing I don't like its the pre- made sandwiches which they warm after you've ordered. I prefer them freshly made. Other than that its a nice place for coffee and french pastries.

Thank KatieLandW
Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I like this place for breakfast , the croissants are fresh and yummy , the desserts are also very fresh

Thank jasmin1_md
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped in at the Taste Factory for a tea and snack while coming back from a drive to Cupecoy. It's bright and airy with both deep comfy chairs or standard tables and chairs to sit in. Glass cases on two sides of the room are overflowing with everything from sandwiches to salads, quiches, flaky pastries, cakes and more. Behind... More 

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Napanee, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped in for a treat and a beverage at The Taste Factory in Simpson's Bay SXM on our latest visit. It was late afternoon so in some ways we were lucky that most of the selection hhad been pared down. The selection can be overwhelming and cause you to over do it. There are many glass cabinets stretching along... More 

Thank Chris G
north jersey
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We love their cake and quiche selection, but NYC prices. Beignets are excellent The curry chicken sandwich was unfortunately not at all spicy, stick with the French side for this

Thank tripter21
Long Beach, California, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We found the best bakeries were in the French part of the island (e.g., Marigot). This was the only Dutch bakery we could find. It was pricey, and the service was grudging. It's close to the airport, and plentiful parking in the lot next door.

Thank Andy H
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We ate breakfast here and enjoyed it. My husband got the standard eggs, bacon, etc. I got a breakfast crepe. The best thing we got though was the "ben yay". Don't know how to spell it. We learned to reserve them the day before for pick up the following morning. If we didn't do that, they were usually all gone... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Everything is delicious. I love the almond croissant and I get it everyday for a week while I am here. I prefer the almond croissant without the chocolate. The torsade chocolate, napoleons, turkey sandwich, baguettes, mini croissants, brioche and pineapple tarts are all excellent.

Thank NY2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?