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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent delicious bacon,pancakes and eggs. Nice full meal I will definitely go again the next time I'm in town.

Thank DetBuford
Sacramento, California, United States
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First Awakenings, with locations in Pacific Grove and nearby Salinas, is a popular cafe specializing in breakfast/brunch and with a dog friendly patio. Come early on weekends as it can fill up! You'll find standard fare on the menu, and the service is friendly and attentive enough to keep your coffee hot & filled. Note: If you're not already in... More 

Thank John H
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to First Awakenings before our visit to the Aquarium. My omelet and my husband's eggs were excellent and service was great. No complaints. The restaurant is in a shopping center so there is nothing special about the location.

Thank Cynthia R
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Great variety to make everyone happy...pancakes to frittata to eggs Benedict and everything in between. Worth the visit, free parking behind the cannery...enjoy!

Thank D2ski
Ridgeland, MS
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First awakenings is tucked away, but it is a treasure. It is by far the best food we ate while on vacation in California. Because we wanted to taste two menu items we chose to split pancakes. One order of pancakes came with THREE dinner size pancakes. We asked for only one cinnamon apple and oatmeal pancake and we split... More 

Thank Deanna Warnock G
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

People brag about the pancakes - which are indeed varied and wonderful - but for me - the crepes are the best!!!! Today I had the "Go Lightly Crepe". It was to die for!!! Had a special sauce that was so wonderful!!! Cannot brag enough!

Thank Margaret C
Pleasant Hill, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, so even when I come here for lunch, I'll eat a breakfast. The only problem is that there are so many good options. It's hard to decide what to order. I haven't had a bad meal yet. The service is friendly. And the portions even filled up my sons.

Thank Katherine L
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My family LOVED this place! Waked from the hotel each morning and enjoyed a variety of hearty and some caloric breakfasts...LOL

Thank val462016
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Very popular breakfast place. Long lines are normal but they do a good job of moving people. Good selection of breakfast foods and decent service. Sometimes the pigeons outside can be a problem. But overall a really nice place to have breakfast.

Thank Worldtravelerdmb
West Chicago, il
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We got there early and good thing, the line was starting to form near the end of our meal. Had some reservations based on the decor and waiters uniforms (what is with the Hawaiian shirts...) but the food was so good! Husband has the ham and pineapple crepes and he said it was one of the best things he's ever... More 

Thank Sara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?