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120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We went there twice while on vacation. The food is very good, the wait staff service is inadequate. Both times we went there, several people were behind the counter socializing and no one acknowledged us, We sat down at a table, waited a few minutes and finally had to go to the counter to request service. The place was not... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

My friends and I went here for brunch. The french toast was very good, as were the side of potatoes that I ordered. The interior is nice - modern, relaxing atmosphere. It is somewhat over priced in my opinion, as one of my friends ended up paying $15 in extras - the orange juice/bottled water was $5, the potatoes were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I enjoy the coffee and a piece of bread personally. We did order lunch and I do have to agree with the service it was slow and honestly he just seemed not to listen to the order. (It was wrong in some specifics) I would recommend for a relaxing area to drink coffee and get a sweet treat. It's in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The food was not bad. My husband had an omlette which was pretty good. I had the pancakes, which consists of 1 pancake. I also had the crepes. They tasted like flour. UGH. The basis of my bad review is that on top of the prices on the menu, there is a TAX listed on the check. St. Martin has... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I went there for a quick coffee with my husband before catching the flight back home. We stopped there for coffee (good coffee) and I just HAD to eat the almond croissant. It was so so so good! We had to leave quickly before we ordered 10 of them! Eat the almond croissant and you will not regret it!

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Thank MABS89
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I liked the look and feel of this place when we walked in, nice design, contemporary. Did not like the service, not congenial at all. There were some dirty tables that was attracting flies, it took them long enough to clean them. This french bakery sells several types of sandwiches on french baguette (like turkey, cheese, ham, roast beef, tuna... More 

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Thank Wallacia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Long lines and no one attending to tables. Food was ok but clearly did not make up for the lack of service.

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Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

We visited several times during our stay. The food was wonderful each time, great sandwiches, omelets and the chocolate chip pancake is AMAZING! The staff does not help attract return customers.

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Thank Erin J
Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Today we went there for breakfast and ordered pastries, coffee and breakfast plates. The seats were comfortable and child friendly. The service was slow as was the same for another couple who went there for lunch today. I ordered the apple French toast and my husband ordered the almond. It was average in taste and $6. My kids ordered pastries... More 

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Thank Natalie S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

There prices are ridiculous and the pastries are ok. There are plenty of other bakeries with better quality and much much cheaper prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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?