JP's Bagel Place

Last Activity: Jun 22nd, 2010



2649 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-9483
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Critic's Rating

Last Review: 06/22/10


Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholNone
Entree PricesInexpensive OutdoorNo
ReservationsNo DeliveryYes

Critic's Review

Its not clear why the name of this place is what it is; make no mistake about it, JP's is a diner. Or a coffee shop. But it ain't no Einstein's. Not that it really matters.

I suspect that JP's was what they had in mind when they invented the word "cramped". It's a small, uncomfortable space, where you can hear too much of the kitchen banter and you're way too close to other diners.


Each table has a menu on a hook on the wall, and you just seat yourself and hope that someone eventually sees you. Service is pretty spotty; one person who seemed to be a regular got a pretty snide remark when he called the waitress by name. The servers seem a bit disorganized. The place wasn't packed but they seemed to have trouble keeping up. By the time a server asked what I was drinking I'd already decided what I wanted; but she didn't ask. So I had to wait until the next time she rotated over. The first disappointment was no splenda; only pink and blue.

One thing you can say about JP is that it's cheap. They have all of the expected breakfast staples and a few more; including potato pancakes which are a nice change from the usually tasteless diner spuds. I ordered the Breakfast Special, which is 2 eggs, sausage (or ham or bacon) with potato pancakes (or regular pancakes). They even have sour cream for the potato pancakes.


The food is decent. The potato pancakes are a nice change of pace and go well with eggs.

If JP's Bagel Place where the only place in a small vacation town I'd say it would be perfectly fine for breakfast; maybe even charming. But on mid Hollywood Blvd and many other choices nearby, unless you're looking to save a dollar its a bit uncomfortable for me to recommend.

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