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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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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and the portions are huge (so consider sharing). We had brunch here before heading to the aquarium, which is literally across the street. We showed up at about 10:15am on a Saturday and were told it was about a 20-minute wait. I think it ended up being about 10 minutes. It's located in a complex with... More 

Thank MissyLate
San Ramon, California
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181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked over for breakfast from our hotel and enjoyed a great breakfast! There is dining inside and outside (large patio); we dined outside because the inside dining room was already full before 9am. We were promptly greeted and brought a pot of coffee, which was very good! They have an extensive menu; I ordered the Crepe Eggs (California with... More 

Thank Shirley S
el dorado hills
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They also do lunch however we walked in mid week at 9.30 had no wait sat outside and were served very promptly and professionally. The menu is very varied and I had the carnitas scramble which was excellent and the rest of my party had pancakes. Everything can be shared, I thought it was excellent and the cost was low... More 

Thank guernseyman
Las Vegas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central location just off Cannery Row with abundant seating including a large patio. Great coffee and the food was excellent. The portions are large and worth the price especially considering the quality of the eggs, potatoes, and oatmeal we all enjoyed.

Thank fungus49
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited First Awakening on a Thursday morning, around 9am, and it wasn't crowded at all. Walked right in, sat down and they brought our coffee out right away. Our food was tasty and came very quickly! Prices were fair and we enjoyed the dining environment.

Thank Brittany H
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Asilomar Conference Center for 4 days and ate off-site. This was by far the best breakfast we had during our stay on the Monterey Peninsula. Lots of food and a very good price. The menu was full of very interesting sounding breakfasts. Hard to choose what was going to be good.

Thank Tim G
Monterey, California
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here once and would prefer to keep searching for additional breakfast spots. The food was good but nothing special as far as breakfast goes - it was also a bit expensive for what we got. Seems a popular spot, which I honestly think may be due to location. There are some local breakfast places that have much better... More 

Thank Jennadah
Santa Rosa, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying on Cannery Row, First Awakenings is a can't-miss choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We sat outdoors on the patio on a beautiful Halloween morning. The food and service were outstanding. Portions were large, so be sure to inquire before you order.

Thank zrdc
Stockton, California
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great breakfast before walking to the Monterey Bay Acquarium. They do not take reservations, but do accept a name and # in party in advance, so our wait was not long. They had coffee to self serve for thoses waiting. Service was great, friendly, and efficient! Food was fresh, ample, and great veggies in omlet. We were... More 

Thank BDD_11_12
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I stopped here on a visit to Monterey on a Tuesday and choose this place because of the high ratings. We shared their special of the day, the Carnitas Benedict. It was the best benedict we have ever had! The service was excellent with pleasant staff, fast service, without over doing the check backs. The place is... More 

Thank Roy S

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?