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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
831-372-1125
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 302
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy, comfort food

While my breakfast was flavorful and yummy (eggs and potatoes) a collegue order a blueberry pancake which made me immediately jealous. The service was terrific, and I recommend the pancake. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
R J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

While my breakfast was flavorful and yummy (eggs and potatoes) a collegue order a blueberry pancake which made me immediately jealous. The service was terrific, and I recommend the pancake. Has both indoor and outdoor seating.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have eaten here for decades and have NEVER been disappointed. Everything is delicious from their "Bluegerm" pancakes to their Huevos Rancheros. Service is fast and friendly and the location is just off Cannery Row within yards of the ocean. BUT, they are ALWAYS CROWDED so make reservation or you'll pass out from hunger!

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Joshua Tree National Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this breakfast place this morning, and unfortunately found it to be average at best. The good: The service was fast, and even though we got there early, the tables filled up pretty quickly. We definitely appreciated having our own pitchers of water and coffee. The hash browns were also good, and the hot sauce that came with the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A short walk from Cannery Row, this is a very nice breakfast spot. The blueberry pancakes were huge and full of fruit. The crepes and waffles were excellent as well. A great way to start the day!

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a breakfast / lunch restaurant located near Cannery Row in Pacific Grove. They have indoor and outdoor seating. We have only had breakfast, so cannot rate lunch. Today the weather was fantastic as was the egg omelet. I have tried the pancakes and waffles, equally superior. The coffee is also very good. They take reservations at the door... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In the decades I've lived here, I have had breakfast/lunch at an uncounted number of restaurants. For the best food at the best price with the friendliest service, ample portions, this is the place. I have so many positives to say about this restaurant. When my relatives come to town, this is where we go. Oh, I thought of one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great little place for breakfast. Good service and great food. Really cute with indoor and outdoor seating. Pancakes that are bigger than the plate!!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Second time here, and didn't disappoint. Pros: -Specialty pancakes are superb!!! And HUGE. -Dog friendly. Always a plus for pet owners - Great service. Love the fact that they leave a coffee carafe at your table so don't need to ask for refills Cons: - Parking can be a headache...just like any other popular places - Crepes were not a... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As regulars we come quite a bit. I had the Bacado omelet and my wife had the crepegg Hawaiian. Fresh, hot, huge servings. Never disappointed.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Heard a lot of rave reviews about this place and it did not disappoint! Had the raspberry pancake with eggs and turkey sausage....could not finish the whole thing...oh, and potatoes....all of it was FABuLous!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-372-1125

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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