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First Watch

2540 Iowa St, Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66046
785 8563447
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Ranked #29 of 254 Restaurants in Lawrence
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Voted Best Breakfast and Brunch by the Lawrence World Journal, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Voted Best Breakfast and Brunch by the Lawrence World Journal, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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English first
Lawrence, Kansas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Florida French toast, breakfast scrambler, & pancakes are all well worth the cost. The worst complaint I would have is that the service can be a little slow but that is very unusual.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the team. We look forward to seeing you back for more egg, pancakes or French Toast soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Leawood, Kansas
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can always count on a good breakfast at First Watch. My favorite are the granola banana pancakes and bacon. They have great coffee too. We eat at different ones thru out the Kansas City area also. You know you'll always get a good breakfast at any of them. Service and price good. Sometimes a wait. Usually weekends. But worth... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

We love to hear you can always rely on First Watch for a delicious meal with wonderful coffee, regardless of the location. We look forward to seeing you soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went in for breakfast. The service and atmosphere were good and the food was well prepared. The cost, however was unreasonably high. A modest 2 egg breakfast for 2 should not cost $25. Coffee alone was $2.49 each. While it is a nice place, I found nothing exceptional that would merit the cost.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are pleased you liked our food and will share your throughts about our value with our team. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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306 reviews 306 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I lived like 3 miles from a First Watch in Ohio, and since I moved to North Carolina they are now considered a rare treat. Imagine my surprise when we were in town for Ironman Kansas in Lawrence and we discovered there was a First Watch in town - SCORE! As always, fabulous service and the whole wheat blueberry pancakes... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

orreo5859 - We're so happy you were able to have a meal with us! It is great to hear the service and pancakes were just as good as you remembered. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Lawrence, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Breakfast and brunch all day long and the food is good. I first went there with a friend and I was impressed by how tasty the food was. Since then I have taken friends to eat there and I have gone solo. I would highly suggest First Watch to anyone who visits or comes near Lawrence Kansas.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

DRichard W - Great to hear our food continues to impress you! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Holton, Kansas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

They contract with a local farmer who gets in oranges and fresh squeezes them daily for the restuarant and it is the little things like this that make the First Watch your First Choice for breakfast in Lawrence. Coffee was very good too.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Dennis W! We are honored to be your first choice. It's very nice to know how much you appreciate our special touches, like our fresh squeezed OJ. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Lawrence, Kansas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

At first I was expecting this to be similar to a Perkins or Denny's experience. But instead I was blown away by this place. The cleanliness is A+, the service is A+, the food is A+. This is one of the best local dining experiences that I have had in Lawrence.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

candylandhere - Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations for food, service and cleanliness. We hope to see you back again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Parker, Colorado
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The food here is consistent, it's been years since I've been here and the food was still good, but not outstanding. The service we had was excellent. I would return again.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

wbforever - While we are happy you consistently have great food and service with us, we always strive to be outstanding and will take your comments to heart. Thank you for all your visits over the years and we hope to have you back soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Lawrence, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I always get good service-- this restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine. The coffee is fantastic, they have their own blend and sell the beans there also. Ingredients always seem fresh. The Chicki-changa is the best!

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

LindseyDoolittle - We are thrilled our tasty food, fresh coffee and attentive service have made us your favorite breakfast spot. Thank you! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Topeka, Kansas, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I have reviewed First Watch before so I'm going to keep this short. I recently dined at the Lawrence location and enjoyed it as much as the other location in North Kansas City. I'm an eggs Benedict junkie so this time I tried the ham and tomato version. It was incredible, just what I wanted. Atmosphere and service were good... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

jybarra75 - We are so happy you have come to consistently expect great food, service and atmosphere from First Watch. Especially since they are one of your favorites, we are so pleased you enjoy our Eggs Benedict. Thank you for all your visits! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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