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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
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
Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A few of us were in town visiting a friend and we decided to check out the Aquarium. Our friend suggested a late breakfast at First Awakenings since it was nearby and we didn't have to deal twice with parking. Immediately upon arriving I could tell we were lucky we were visiting late morning on a Friday - the place... More 

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Modesto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food is good and plentiful here with a pot of hot coffee left at your table for you. The only downside are the birds. Very large pigeons fly around the restaurant trying to steal your food. If you need to leave the table have someone guard your plate...

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We loved our breakfast at First Awakenings. It seemed like a popular place with a long line. After a 25 minute wait around 1pm, we were seated by the outdoor fire pit. I loved how they left coffee urns and water pitchers at the tables- it allowed us to serve ourselves without bothering the staff. A nice touch. The hungry... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I would plan for a wait time to eat at this popular location. Ordered my meal to go and took it to the nearby trail to enjoy the ocean views. A special request was made for my meal due to my onion allergy, but I was disappointed once on the trail to see I had to pick MANY onions out... More 

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Oh myyy how I love First Awakenings. Arrive early and stay until your entire carafe of coffee is finished. I had the carnitas egg thing this time, but in the past have had their breakfast burrito and their huevos. I have always enjoyed the food and the service, and I'm happy to sit outside when it is warm enough, or... More 

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Porterville, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast on a Saturday morning. 20 minute wait (big sur marathon weekend). Had carnitas scramble which was excellent, lots of meat. Wife had bombero burrito and was happy too. Kids happy with their food too. Very close to aquarium, great breakfast place..huge portions.

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ElPaso
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Interesting restaurant in one of the old canneries. Inside and outside eating. Extensive menu. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Our meals were very good, no complaints.

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My omelet was dry and lacked enough oozing cheese to make up for it. The potatoes were pretty good. Coffee in thermoses on table means there is always enough but it is never hot or fresh enough. Kind of more about quantity than quality it seems to me.

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Tainan, Taiwan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I love their omelette and egg benedict. Their sandwiches are also very delicious. They offer so many different varieties. It's really a good spot for nice hearty breakfast/brunch during the weekend! I've been here for lunch also, loved their sandwiches. Portions are big!

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of my favorite places for breakfast with the family, the staff and owners are very welcoming all the time everytime the menu is great very reasonably priced and you get to see all the local people are around.

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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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