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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
831-372-1125
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Gautier, MS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfast! It would be an understatement to say they had very large pancakes and omelettes. Very reasonable prices. Go early or you will be waiting in line.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great place for breakfast / brunch / lunch. Pancakes are definitely worth tasting, but don't be tempted to order too many as they are HUGE. Located just around the corner from the Aquarium, it's an easy and seemingly popular destination.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The location of this restaurant is lovely - right near the sea front (not that you can see it from where you sit though). The food is lovely, with a great selection for meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My daughter and I stopped in Monterey for breakfast on our way down the Pacific Coast Highway. We were seated right away but I noticed as we sat there that it got a lot busier. The good was very good, pancakes are enormous. I had the Greek Fetish omelet and oatmeal with fresh berries. My daughter had scrambled eggs, pancake... More 

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Castro Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our favorite breakfast place in the Cannery Row area. It can get a little crowded with tourists, but it's worth it! Great classic breakfast items like eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes, etc. Nice little patio area, and connected to a small outlet shopping center. Also just 1 block away from the Aquarium!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Absolutely fabulous food! The omelets were terrific! We sat outside and the service was fast and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

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Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First Awakenings has an extensive menu and everything is great! I had Carnitas Eggs Benedict that was yummy. I had to share it because the helping was so big. Their skillets are also wonderful but could feed two. You can customize them to include just what you like. Pancakes come in many delicious flavors. I like the ones where they... More 

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San Diego, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice outdoor seating, even on a chilly morning. Service was friendly and attentive, food was delicious.

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Modesto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a hidden gem off the main tourist route! If you're looking for a GREAT breakfast at a very good price, this is it! Get there early, because it fills quickly! There was a waiting line, but we were seated pretty quickly. The service is great, and the food is fantastic! Large servings, so you won't go away hungry.... More 

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Fort Lee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

First Awakenings is my family's favorite breakfast spot. You can always count on fast service, large portions of food, great food at great prices!

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Additional Information about First Awakenings

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