Do we HAVE to eat breakfast at Diplomat?
Good morning--I am springing for my family of 5 to rendezvous with other family over Christmas holiday at the Westin Diplomat (Hollywood). When travel we often stay at places where there is free breakfast....so I am trying to plan ahead and line up some options for my teens so they don't stumble down to the Cafe at the Westin in the mornings and incur us $50 breakfast bills. Is there any coffee place, bakery, diner, anything somewhat reasonable and walking distance to the hotel? Thanks so much in advance for any help!
Well, theys a Seben-Eleben store 'bout a block and a half south of the Diplomat, on A-1-A. We'uns like their donutty things, and their samwiches in the plasticy containers are mighty fine vittles. The good folks there -- bless their hearts! -- make up some mighty fine coffee, and the walk might take a little of the early morning starch outta your young'uns. A breakfast there surely won't take much outta your wallet!
A short drive away is Grampa's Bakery and Diner.
Grampa's Bakery & Restaurant
17 SW 1st St, Dania, FL 33004
Georgio's is all of that, but OP wanted walking distance and that's a pretty good walk. Also a good walk are all of the breakfast options on the Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach. If you want a good walk, there are many inexpensive options there. Sugar Reef, also on the beach, is a little pricier, but has a very nice breakfast.
600 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019
In answer to my own question, post-vacation: there is a nice little place just south of the Diplomat on Ocean Ave, even closer than 7-11--it's called South Ocean Cafe, I believe, and has great Cuban coffee as well as pancakes, smoothies, sandwiches--just what we were looking for. Erratic hours, though, and they weren't always there when they said they would be open. But great coffee and breakfast!