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For Local Flavor, Breakfast at The Dandee Donut Factory in Pompano Beach

It's 8 a.m. at The Dandee Donut Factory on Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano. Under a brown-striped awning, groups of old guys in shorts and running  shoes sip coffee and eat breakfast sandwiches. Bougainvilla punctuates the parking lot, spilling over a divider. The factory sign juts into the sky, competing with towering palms. It's a riff on a 1950's road trip rest stop.

Inside it's bustling and bright. A baker pauses to chat in the kitchen. Regulars


shoot the shit while others read the paper. A father stops in before school, his kindergarten daughter in tow.

Though I came for a to-go order, I wished I could stay. The Dandee Donut

Factory may bake some of the area's most delicious donuts, but it also

offers a slice of local flavor.

Back at the office, the sour cream glazed are the first to go. I tend to

pick an old-fashioned, which are spongy and moist, misshapen once my

fingers make an impression in the round. To my surprise, my favorite bite is not a donut at all, but a flaky, glazed guava turnover: more grown up than a donut but no less sweet.

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