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Zee Best Restaurant

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Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+599 544 2477
07:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We found Zees and loved the outside eating... They bring a big basket of assorted pastries you pay for what you eat.the orange juice is fresh, they have Lipton tea thank goodness. The st. Maarten omelette was delicious. Despite a grouch elderly gentleman the hostess handled it with ease... I was shocked by a tourist not being relaxed and happy... More 

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My favorite breakfast place on the Island. Friendly and attentive staff, good french pastries and a good choice of breakfast (eg eggs) and lunch (salad or sandwiches) options. Moreover a good cup of coffee and some fresh juices. Service with a smile !

Thank L L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Let me say that when we arrived, it was BUSY. There were 2 servers taking care of this whole place and it was a full house with people waiting on line to eat there... and although they didn't have much time to spend at each table, they really hustled to get people their food. When our food arrived, it was... More 

Thank Laura K
Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Very rude server. No sign saying wait to be seated. No servers looked our way. When others went to a seat server snipped at them to wait out front. Then a customer was purchasing a large amount of pastries in a box to ship. She wanted to pay and the rude server told her she didn't have time to get... More 

Thank Chris E
Cupecoy Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

There are certainly no shortages of Patisserie's on the island, and I have been to most in the two years I have lived here. Zee Best is among my favorites. A selection of unique island desserts (my favorite, the Mango cheesecake), and if you feel the need to get a sandwich first, an absolutely wonderful delicatessen style sandwich. The place... More 

Thank Andy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Finding a restaurant with a wide selection for breakfast is harder than you would think in St. Martin. Luckily we found Zee Best on our trip to the other side of the island (for us) while heading to Maho beach and the planes. I ordered the ham, cheese and egg crepe, which was filling and delicious. To say they are... More 

Thank BrianT787
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Not open for dinner so be sure to arrive for breakfast/lunch. Cash Only here at this establishment Highly recommend the Chef Special Panko-breaded chicken Outdoor seating avaiable Parking can be an issue as this is a popular spot in Simpson Bay so just keep circling around and you should get lucky. Great and friendly staff Wifi available here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A tradition in St Martin. Must stop here at least once. The food and service are excellent as they have been going back to their streetside days in Marigot. Always a good breakfast!

Thank carl322
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Went here by myself for breakfast but really and truly you don't eat alone even though they're super busy they manage to keep you company and give you the best service! I love their pastries 😍😍🤗🤗

Thank Skieswish
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the coffee and customer service here. My husband ordered French toast which was quite different what we are accustom to here in the States. It tasted more like a dessert than a breakfast. It didn't taste bad. I consumed an egg white omelette with potatoes. Their version of potatoes is a hash brown triangle. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
French, American, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Del Lago | Behind Scotia Bank, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +599 544 2477
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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