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“great little breakfast place” 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, Reservations
Nashua, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“great little breakfast place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

all your basic breakfast items including some "healthy choices" like crepes with lots of fresh fruit and yogurt. Coffee is so-so, but the restaurant is very inexpensive. A little on the "rustic side", but clean and also waitstaff very nice.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

lucked out with no wait. Sat outside on the patio next to the fire pit.
Very friendly and accommodating waitress. I got the Turkey Dill crepegg, but turned into an omelet to be gluten free. added avocado, and she subbed the bread for fruit. it was perfect.
boyfriend got the bacado omelet, enjoyed it as well.
great portions, great food, great service.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good classic breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a place with many classic breakfast options, First Awakenings is the place to go. My husband and I ate breakfast there on the final day of our stay in Monterey. While my husband's dish was better than mine (the veggies in my scramble were a little undercooked), everything was tasty. The portions were generous and the waitstaff was very friendly. Although I haven't eaten at enough of the breakfast options to have much to compare to, First Awakenings is a solid choice.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Local Secret”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been going here for over 20 years. Great food and reasonable prices for a tourist town. Also have a location in Salinas. Plan on a wait on the weekends but worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Roseville, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Can't Go Wrong!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Everything on the menu looks fabulous...looking around at what other's have...and how they are diving in and cleaning their plates - amazing! Out came my BLTE sans the E(gg) and the BACON was amazing, country fried potatoes...wonderful! I can't wait to return on our next visit - this is the new "go to" place for me. The service was great, friendly staff and accommodating with our dog. It's located in the Tin Cannery Outlet mall - odd little spot but overall good location.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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