St. Martin: Zee Best

By grace.g.yang ยท March 16, 2011
Under: Brunch,Desserts,Lunch,My Life,Travels

On our first full day in St. Martin, we drove to brunch at a spot I’d read about in multiple travel guides and blogs. A lot of people raved that Zee Best had great croissants and their breakfast was the best on the island so Ken and I decided to drive to the restaurant, which was about 30 minutes away from our resort (there are multiple locations on the island but we visited the one in Simpson Bay):


Everyone said their almond croissant was the best they’d ever had, so of course I had to order one:


The almonds were a little soggy and the croissant wasn’t flaky or buttery enough. Also, the almond creme in the center was very sweet and since they sprinkled the croissant with powdered sugar, it was too sweet to eat. Ken ordered the chocolate croissant:


Ken’s croissant was also flimsy and didn’t have nearly enough butter or chocolate; there were literally two little pieces in his croissant! For our main courses, I ordered the banana French toast (which was made with almond croissants):


The croissants didn’t have enough of an egg coating and it was actually quite dry, even with the mashed up bananas.

Ken ordered the savory crepe with ham, mushrooms, and an egg, sunny side up:



The buckwheat crepe was a tad rubbery and none of it was seasoned enough; it tasted very plain and the textures were all very similar. Ken couldn’t finish his because he was still feeling sick from the night before so I ate the crepe, which was slightly better than the croissant French toast I ordered.

Birds came to visit us throughout our meal:


And the view was much better than the food we ordered:


After lunch, we headed to the grocery store to try and pick up some fruit (which ended up being very expensive). We spent the afternoon lounging around the resort, playing in the water, and enjoying each other’s company.

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