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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (46 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I go to the Salinas location about once a month to treat ourselves to a special meal. They have another location in Pacific Grove also. Everything on the menu is fantastic! Their hollandaise sauce is the best. The pancakes are huge. The...More

Thank timothyspinner
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Delicious food, great service! Portions are large in size and everything I've ever had has been yummy!

Thank Nettenkidz
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This place has something for everyone, ingredients are very fresh and portions are generous. Nonetheless it strikes me off how highly this place ranks- this is still simple food, nothing to write home about and not a place I would go out of my way...More

Thank BemusedBee
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I visited for breakfast at 7am. First I have to say they open on time. Not at given as it might appear to many. I sat at the bar. Nice and tidy restaurant. I was immediately welcomed by the staff who took my order. I...More

Thank Leonardo Sergio d
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked down the street from the Steinbeck Center and ate at First Awakenings at the recommendation of the cashier at the Center. The service was friendly and provided the right amount of “touches.” I ordered the Sizzling Oriental Salad, large enough to share, and...More

Thank Ed0379
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Arrived a little after 8 and there was no line so we were seated immediately. Lots of choice on the menu. I ordrered summer oatmeal which was served with a strawberry yogurt and some fresh berries and granola bits. This is avery large portion and...More

Thank CRM13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When in Salinas area for breakfast, I ALWAYS go here. Best in town, great service, though very busy. Weekends are jammed, but worth the wait. Best pancakes and omelets in town. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had a nice family breakfast here. The food was hot and really tasty. So many choices on the menu. It was had to choose.

Thank John F
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to both locations for many years. They both consistently serve one of the best breakfasts on the peninsula! The staff is friendly and many have been there for many years.

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have been here a few times and enjoyed it each time. Menu has a good selection of items to choose from.

Thank LuigiCalifornia
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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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