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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 270
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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 breakfast!

The hubbs and I came here mostly for nostalgia (lived nearby many years ago), but also for the awesome breakfast before heading to the aquarium. The french toast hit the spot, and I was able to pick up a First Awakenings coffee mug, to boot! Score!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Kathleen C
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Angelo, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The hubbs and I came here mostly for nostalgia (lived nearby many years ago), but also for the awesome breakfast before heading to the aquarium. The french toast hit the spot, and I was able to pick up a First Awakenings coffee mug, to boot! Score!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

It fills the basic needs for breakfast and the staff was nice and helpful. Food came extremely fast.

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

A great place to eat at, three other family members ended up here when we were here. Funny!!! Good was great for the price. Friendly staff! I can't wait to come back!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was in the Monterey area last weekend and opted to go back here for breakfast. I've been going to this restaurant for many years (back when it was First Watch), but I missed it my last two visits. It was quite busy at the time of my arrival and was seated immediately. I was offered indoor or outdoor and... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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262 reviews 262 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was the Yelp reviews that drew us to this place as we needed a leisurely breakfast in Pacific Grove, and we were quite impressed with the breakfast we had there -- it was one of the best ones we've ever had. We were seated promptly as we got there around 7:30am and the place was 3/4 full. Opting for... More 

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mill valley
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Breakfast here was yummy! Servers are friendly. It is busy and there is a wait to sit so prepare for that. But good environment outdoor environment. I would go here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A short walk from hotel on Cannery Row, this place has lots of breakfast choices. Very large servings, so there is a chance you may want to share. Bacon & cheese omelette was perfect, I substituted fresh strawberries for potatoes. Coffee was acceptable with a pot of cream on the table. Will probably come again while in town on business.

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This has become my regular place for breakfast when I visit Monterey. Their omelets are excellent, their portions generous, and their prices reasonable. Their menu offers plenty of choices so there should be something for anyone who likes breakfast. This morning I had their Blue Shroom - an omelet with portobello, avocado, blue cheese, etc. It was cooked perfectly, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

So pleased we did our research and found this brilliant cafe for breakfast. If only every town had a little independent that served up such wonderful food.....if we ever found ourselves back in Monterey this is where we would start our day.

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Citrus Heights, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love this place! my husband and I come here anytime we are in the area. their mushroom caps are to die for.... ive seriously considered making the drive down from sacramento just for the mushroom caps. lol. ive never had anything bad from here, great food, great service, and affordable. cant ask for more!

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?