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120 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A variety of freshly baked croissants ,baguettes and bread to chose from. Amazing egg Benedictine for me. Tasty sandwiches omelettes etc. A huge selection of sweets is available . Only negative thing I have to mention is the sub-zero temperature that makes you shiver after a while. But that doesn't tarnish the whole experience much. A must try place.

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Thank Jirayr K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a hotel complex nearby (Villas Simpsons Bay). Walked over here for delicious almond croissants, chocolate croissants, good cappuccino's. They have nice fresh baguette sandwiches in the morning (for eating in or to take-out), lots of choice for breakfast (or lunch). Very recommendable place to start the day.

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Thank eelco2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The store is clean and bright. Nice selection of pastries. We tried a chocolate and almond coussaint they were fresh, flaky and tasty.

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Thank Ellen B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Thank pam o
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank KatieLandW
Bellingham, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank JoyDetlor
Napanee, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Chris G
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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?