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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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  • 285
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Great Breakfast $$$

Huge breakfast that will last through till dinner!!! The blueberry pancakes are about 12 inches round ONE is plenty!! Great staff and service. Hungry Man's (Woman's) breakfast!! :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jerryk33
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Roseville, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Roseville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Huge breakfast that will last through till dinner!!! The blueberry pancakes are about 12 inches round ONE is plenty!! Great staff and service. Hungry Man's (Woman's) breakfast!! :-)

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Monterey Peninsula, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great, honest American food. Be careful if you order the full stack of pancakes! Seating both inside and out, dog friendly patio. Good place for families. Too bad they are only open for breakfast and lunch.

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Their menu is unique with items that we've never seen before. We were seated outside near a gas fire pit which kept those nearby nice and warm. The food was excellent, we ordered an omelet and breakfast crepe, which come with their very yummy potatoes. Totally enjoyed our meal, it was excellent!

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently moved to the city of Monterey and chose this restaurant one morning by chance, and BOY did we hit the jackpot!! Food was ridiculously delicious... portions were ginormous... staff was friendly and welcoming... restaurant was very neat and tidy, and pricing was very reasonable. All of these things factored into our experience. Talk about sensory... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had breakfast here twice-once with combo dish, the other a la carte. I had eggs over easy and they were perfect both times!! The potatoes were burnt and the sausage patties looked like cooked liver instead of pork patties. The link sausage was much better.

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Tehachapi, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food here is truly amazing. The quality - Excellent. The portion size - Unbelievable. The service - Excellent. All I can say is you must try this place. You might even consider sharing a meal the portions are so large that way you don't waste any food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

I've had a few breakfasts here, and never been disappointed. Fire pits outside make it cozy even on a chilly morning, and there's lots of seating inside as well. Bluegerm pancake! So good.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Definitely hit the brunch spot - HUGE portions though! One pancake was literally the size of the plate. It was delicious but I certainly couldn't finish everything. Also nice to have outdoor seating when it is sunny out.

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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place was recommend to us by a friend who frequently visits the area and it definitely lived up to the recommendation! There were many great gluten free options. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. It was crowded at peak brunch time, but the service was great and they keep the tables turning.

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Ventura
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had read all the great reviews & waited 40 mins to be seated. The waitress was great but our food was average . I had the French Toast with eggs & sausage & by boyfriend had the pancakes with eggs & sausage, it was good but when it reached us it was warm at best. It was pricey &... More 

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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?