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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” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (50 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 1 week ago

This is one of those kinds of places where you can go for a good American style breakfast. Eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, all the good stuff. Keep an eye out for the daily specials, they tend to be very good. Staff and service are good, just...More

Thank Evelyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good lunch and breakfast place. Large menu so anyone should find items that suit. Family run in very nicely kept up historic building. A very short walk from the Steinbeck center. Worth a stop in you are driving past Salinas on !)!. take main...More

Thank Barbra B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a quick breakfast before visiting the Steinbeck Center. Being a Sunday morning it was quite busy but managed to squeeze in after not too long. Mushroom and blue cheese omelette was excellent and filling. This together with a side of bacon and...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

The service is always pretty good, the breakfast delicious but nice, thick bacon, & if you go on Saturday, you can go to the Farmer's Market too!

Thank alysgrandma2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

First Awakenings is the epitome of good breakfast/lunch restaurant. The staff is always courteous and accommodating. The prices are reasonable and the food is always delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

Thank GraceGonzales
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The food and staff are great and worth a visit. It's located on a downtown corner near the Steinbeck Center. As a result of their popularity as a breakfast spot there are usually lots of people waiting for a table.

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I often drive from Santa Rosa, Ca to the Central Coast and I always time my trip to arrive in time for brunch (they close at 2pm). This last trip was with tweens and teens and we ate there coming and going. Everybody was very...More

1  Thank gardenerSonomaCounty
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Since moving to this area we have been trying different places to put on our "go to" list for different things. We now have one for breakfast and possibly lunch. FA is in the old downtown of Salinas and our wallet Ramon was especially knowledgeable...More

1  Thank MyrnaM6080
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a lively place, bustling with local clientele, and friendly service. The menu choice for breakfast is extensive and for lunch too. We enjoyed a chicken avocado sandwich which came with a lovely chopped salad, and little cup of fresh fruit. It was s...More

Thank Bee H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There for breakfast and never disapppinted. Great service and quality food. It is always worth the wait for your table, might be a long wait but it is always worth the wait

Thank 662jamesf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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