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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, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 297
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 37
    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 breaskfast!

Excellent breakfast menu with vast selections and big portions. We enjoyed our food! Great coffee and hot chocolate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Guppy63
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent breakfast menu with vast selections and big portions. We enjoyed our food! Great coffee and hot chocolate.

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Davis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our family ate breakfast here and it was pretty good. The pancakes were enormous and tasted like everyday pancakes, the burrito bombero was pretty average, but the Asian chicken salad was quite good. The service was a tad slow and one of our 6 meals came out substantially later than the rest, but it worked out fine. The patio is... More 

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Hollister, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast with my 2 daughters. My little one ordered a kids meal. I was a bit surprised that they gave her a glass glass. They use the plastic cups for the crayons. That would be my only complaint. The Belgian waffle was delicious and they have big portions. My oldest daughter ordered the chicken Ceasar salad. She... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem, they have lovely outdoor patio and the serve amazing good breakfast/brunch style dishes, i had the egg benedicts which were great!

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Dublin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We read many good reviews & gave it a try. We were really hopeful. We were seated quickly & the staff seemed pleasant enough but not overly so. We don't like writing so-so reviews but we've had much better. The blue germ pancakes were quite good. Light & good flavor, but the coffee was somewhat bitter. The veggie omelettes were... More 

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Newcastle, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We walked from our hotel into Monterey 3.52 miles and needed a rest and good meal and we found it. We showed up on a Saturday morning at 10am and waited 15 minutes for a table outside. Nice atmosphere and attentive staff. My mom had a French dip (beef encounter) that she loved and my son and I shared a... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food and service was excellent. Sadly, later in the day I needed directions to the Segway Tour business right at the end of the mall this restaurant is situated in and no one there knew where I needed to go. The business is right in their same location! I would have the food again, but for customer service for... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Large pancakes! Great atmosphere, very friendly staff - a breakfast with which to start a long day of sight-seeing! Try the bananagerm, bacon and egg pancake.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They have a lot of different types of dishes,surprisingly good coffee very nice staff and they have good prices.

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Tracy, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great coffee and a delicious breakfast. Lots of options for everyone to choose from. You can tell that lots of locals frequent the place. Recommended.

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?