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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (49 reviews)
“potatoes” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little more pricey than a cafe but definitely worth it! More of a California cuisine spin on the breakfast items. Definitely good portions, you won't leave hungry. Try to go early since it does get filled pretty quickly with "regulars". Quick, efficient service, friendly...More

Thank Warren N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here Easter morning and although they were extremely busy, the service was excellent. And the food so good.

Thank roadwarriorstwo
Reviewed 11 March 2018

today, March 11th 2018, we went for brunch at this restaurant. it was our first time to eat here and our friends had raved about the food, so we gave it a try. it was all that we expected and more! I had one of...More

Thank mickhayes
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I just love this place! The huge breakfast portions, the friendly servers and the vibe! Really the breakfast or lunches are great food. My favorite is the eggs Benedict. The hollandaise is so yummy and eggs cooked to perfection....yum! The servers are always around filling...More

Thank cadenning2
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food, service, and environment have always been excellent! The value of your money spent is very worthwhile and I have never had a bad meal in all these years!

Thank snb097
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had breakfast there and it was delicious ,and everyone there are very friendly and make you feel right at home,so if you are in Salinas,California stop in and see them you will enjoy it👍

Thank GoBlueCalifornia
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The food is really good and the atmosphere is rustic, but nice, especially if you can get by a window.

Thank B9290VQwilliamb
Reviewed 18 February 2018

It is not often you can just walk in for a meal at First Awakenings. There is usually a good crowd at almost any hour they are open. The service makes up for any wait you experienced and the food.,Oh my gosh it is wonderful....More

Thank George W
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were seated but friendly smiling staff right away. The menu is vast including crepes! The service was friendly but a little spotty. It took our server a while to come back and get our order. When we asked for water, they said they would...More

Thank magicraider
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Fav. place to eat out 4 breakfast, menu has a great selection. It fills up fast, so get there early or deal w/a packed place! Very nice how they offer coffee to those waiting.

Thank Angela H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-784-1125
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