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.

Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >