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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 - 2:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 259
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 31
    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 location!

This was our second visit to First Awakenings. The food is amazing, and the special sauce that comes with the crepes? No idea what it is, but its delicious. The service is a little slow, but nothing outrageous. I enjoyed sitting outside, although the birds can be a little annoying. We will go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
racer92
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California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited Monterey for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I found this restaurant on Yelp. It had a 4 star review, so I figured it was worth a try. The only perk, in my opinion, is that it was within walking distance of our hotel (0.6 miles), but we had a hard time finding it, and... More 

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I do think the place is a bit over rated. There are much better breakfast spots out there. It's not a bad meal but it wasn't anything I would return for. There was a wait on a Sunday morning but as a party of two we got in quickly. There were flies everywhere, we watched them swarm in front of... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to First Awakenings. The food is amazing, and the special sauce that comes with the crepes? No idea what it is, but its delicious. The service is a little slow, but nothing outrageous. I enjoyed sitting outside, although the birds can be a little annoying. We will go back.

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San Jose, Ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were hoping it wouldn't be right in the tourist area. We were disappointed in the restaurant after reading the reviews as the service was very poor. The breakfast was average. It wasn't worth the wait.... We had to wait for water, and then for the server to take our order and again quite awhile before the food came. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

i had a wonderful crepe/egg dish. Turkey Spinach, mushroom, onion, dill hollandaise.. Wonderful combo. Comes with potatoes and an English muffin.

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La Crescenta, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We come here every time we are in Monterey. Great location near the Aquarium and also has outdoor seating. All the breakfast items we have had were great and the bacon is some of the best I've had.

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Atlanta, GA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Walking around Pacific Grove, you may pass by this unassuming restaurant, but you shouldn't. The service was fantastic, the people working there were very sweet and all had a smile on their face. Come hungry as the portions are huge! Everything we had was delicious.

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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved the blueberry pancakes...they are the size of a dinner plate! Light, fluffy and delicious. Nice patio dining too.

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Camino CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited here for breakfast on a Sunday morning...get there early as it gets VERY busy! I had their waffle with fruit and it was just okay, soft, not crunchy as good waffles should be. Hubby had the carnitas omelette that was very good and very large. We were seated outside which was noisy due to lots of families. 3 kids... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

we stopped there for lunch and sat outside. It is close to the Aquarium and Cannery Row. Closer to find reasonable priced parking. They don't serve alcohol there, but the lunch was pretty good.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?