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Do we HAVE to eat breakfast at Diplomat?

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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!

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  1. 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!

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    1. re: southocean

      Uh, thanks.....remind us to respond to your NYC inqueries.

    2. A short drive away is Grampa's Bakery and Diner.

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      Grampa's Bakery & Restaurant
      17 SW 1st St, Dania, FL 33004

      1. Georgio's Bistro & Market is on the Intracoastal Waterway and serves breakfast. Outside tables are on the water. Very good baked goods. Reasonable prices for breakfast.

        http://www.giorgiosbakery.com/home.php
        800 N. Ocean Dr.
        Hollywood, FL 33019
        Tele. 954-929-5550

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        1. re: rebus1805

          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.

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          Sugar Reef
          600 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019

          1. re: pilches

            Just what I was wondering; thank you.

        2. 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!