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“Wonderful Breakfast” 5 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
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Wonderful Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The food and service were outstanding. I had the pancakes and they were large and tasty.
The staff are very attentive. The pitcher of water and pot of coffee on each table is a great treat.
Seating outside by the firepit is so cozy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The variety of choices is amazing. Sitting outside by the pit fire is the best option. My wife enjoyed pancakes that are large with a taste great. Four strips of bacon prepared just right. I had poached eggs and wheat toast. The service is so good and aided by placing a pitcher of ice water and a carafe of coffee. So you never ran out of something to drink. Each server covers the other so it makes the service outstanding.

  • Visited July 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A good place for break fast
The pancakes are massive and delicious
The crepe was my favourite
Service is slow, but that didn't bother me as we had time.
No views from here, so if you are a tourist, maybe look around for something with a view

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast or Lunch in Monterey,CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Look for the First Awakenings Restaurent one block from the Aquarium in Monterey. It is located at the American Tin Cannery Outlet building. It is a short order breakfast and lunch place, very popular (plan a short wait) and has outside seating. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable (for Monterey) and the service is outstanding. If you have a car, there is a 2- hour parking lot for the outlet just beyond the restaurant. It is free if you get a vendor or the restaurant cashier to stamp your ticket.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gotha, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious and delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The aquarium staff recommended this restaurant for breakfast, and they were right! Huge variety on the menu and there was something for everyone in our large party. Would definitely recommend

Visited June 2013
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