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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
831-372-1125
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Oakland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lots of folks waiting to eat here. Got on the waiting list. Hostess said it would be about 45 minutes. It was closer to 30 minutes. That was cool. Our server was friendly and patient even though the place was packed. Unfortunately, the food was not good. My wife ordered hard scrambled eggs with their house potatoes. The eggs were... More

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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Googled for a breakfast place in Monterey and this came up first with good reviews. Servings will last you way past lunch. Everything is delicious including the cofee. Best (non hotel) breakfast we've had in a long time. Staff were not jolly but not snub as well, it could be the early hours. We'll definitely revisit this restaurant when we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Everything is very good. Dog friendly a PLUS👍.. Just stay away on the weekend and during tourist season.. There will be along wait..!! 😄

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Pensacola, Florida, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's always fun to stumble upon a surprise experience. As a result of golf and the car show, we were in Monterey for a couple of days. Breakfast is never a hard meal to overlook what with all the fast food places doing wraps and burritos. Sometimes through you need something else. First Awakenings is lost in a mall with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food was amazing! Everything tasted super! The staff was friendly and polite my order was made wrong and they fixed with no problem. They weren't mad they even gave me another item for free it was great customer service. The coffee was the best ever it's hard to find a good cup of joe at a restaurant.

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Oakland, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The byline in TripAdvisor is Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget. I agree with the first and last, but not Local cuisine, unless that is supposed to mean "tourist fare". In Monterey and Pacific Grove, Local cuisine has to be seafood, and the only seafood on the menu is a tuna salad sandwich. The food is OK,... More

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Another restaurant that we needed to experience while in Monterey due to Tripadvisor high ratings. We got a table at the outside patio. It was a chilly day but we were ready to sit outside because we came by the place the day before and noticed that it was packed. The patio has a fire pit but we were two... More

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Atascadero
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Being a huge fan of Eggs Benedict First Awakening has a huge variety. My favorite is the Turkey, Tomato and Avocado. Just around the corner from the Aquarium this is a great way to start your adventure. The Hollandaise Sauce is some of the best i have ever had. I get a side of sauce to dip my potatoes in.... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful breakfast here after going to the Aquarium. The portions were generous. This is very popular spot with a great location.

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granbury,tx
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Enjoyed breakfast here on a Thursday. Only a small wait. Food was great and prices were reasonable. Will return.

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