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“For a pancake high!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of First Awakenings

First Awakenings
125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
831-372-1125
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
california
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“For a pancake high!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

GREAT place to have breakfast. Pancakes are to die for...really! The blueberry pancake is loaded with fresh blueberries. Portions are huge so come hungry. Bacon is crisp and not greasy at all. A variety of good breakfast choices. The waitresses bring you a carafe of coffee ( decaf,reg or both) and a small pitcher of water with lemon in it so you can serve yourself at will. Fast efficient service.

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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Tip: go early to avoid lines and you can park for free (until 9am)
You can order how many pancakes you want (1,2,3). I ordered 1 and I couldn't finish it.

Pros: nice server, good price/quality

Cons: died mosquito in my glass of water...

We had

- blueberry pancake
Just ok

- raspberry, coconut, granola pancake
It's much better than the blueberry one but not great


    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pacific Grove, California
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“Best Breakfast on the Peninsula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My family's favorite place for breakfast! Outstanding Eggs Benedict and pancakes. Lunch is also terrific and I love their chicken salad.

Visited December 2012
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Carmel, California
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“Low prices, great food and your dog may join you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Judy and I, plus Sophie the Siberian Husky, had a terrific lunch at First Awakenings today. This is a longtime favorite of our's, run by people we've known for many years. Food quality is always first-rate, with big portions (lots to take home) and a whole pot of coffee on your table. Located in the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove, CA, it's just 100 yards from the fabled Monterey Aquarium. There's also a sister store in Salinas. Favorites include Chicken Little (chicken salad with tomato and melted cheese over English muffins), Bombero (a huge burrito with everything in it), and an incredible array of pancakes...my favorite being the apple cinnamon oatmeal offering. Breakfast and lunch only.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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“best ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

They have the best walnut granola pancakes.also great service.Long wait but worth the wait.Need bigger portions.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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