Sunday, May 20, 2012
Bakery Review - Sarafina's - Marigot, St. Martin
Would you believe me if I told you that there is an amazing French bakery in the Caribbean? Technically it is in France, in Marigot, on the French side of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, and is called Sarafina's.
We were on a three hour island tour with a taxi-van, and the driver said he'd be happy to take us, but that we should know that we may not want to leave after tasting it. There are breads everywhere. An entire case of cakes, another of gelato, and a very long case of pastries and sandwiches. We got croissants and some assorted cookies, and the croissants were a true highlight.
The clientele is clearly a mix of all different nationalities, residents and visitors, and it was very busy. Some of the workers spoke French, others English, and I must have heard four languages just sitting around in the dining area. I would say this is a place not to be missed if you ever find yourself on the island (and seriously, get away from the port, take an island tour, it is such a better way to learn about the place where you are!).
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