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First Awakenings

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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SALADS
dressings: italian, thousand island, bleu cheese, ranch, celery seed, chipotle ranch, sweet and sour, balsamic, asian sesame, fat free sun dried tomato basil.
10.99
Black & Bleu
grilled steak, spring mix, romaine, tomato, red onion, avocado, bleu cheese crumbles and bleu cheese dressing.
Full Order 9.29
Half Order 7.99
Cobb Salad
diced tomato, chopped bacon, turkey, bleu cheese, hard boiled egg and avocado layered over a bed of fresh greens. served with your choice of dressing.
9.29
Sizzling Oriental Salad
grilled teriyaki chicken breast, fresh vegetables and water chestnuts stir fried in our sweet and sour dressing. served atop mixed greens, then smothered in oriental noodles.
9.29
Asian Harvest Salad
grilled chicken, tomato, red grapes, red onion, walnuts, sliced apple, spring mix, feta cheese, romaine and asian sesame dressing.
5.99
Garden Salad
romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms and broccoli.
Full Order 9.29
Half Order 7.99
Chicken Caesar
diced chicken breast, seasoned croutons, romaine lettuce, mixed greens tossed in our tangy caesar dressing and topped with fresh parmesan cheese.
9.29
Southwestern
grilled chicken, spring mix, romaine, corn, black beans, tomato, jack cheese and chipotle ranch dressing.
9.29
Tuscan Chicken Salad
grilled chicken, spring mix, romaine, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomato and italian dressing.
9.29
Fruity Chicken
your choice of chicken salad or dolphin safe albacore tuna. served with the seasons freshest fruit.
9.29
Popeye
fresh spinach and mixed greens, crisp bean sprouts, chopped egg and bacon tossed with our zesty sweet and sour dressing.
SANDWICHES
served with homestyle potatoes, fresh fruit and our salad marinade.
8.99
Al B. Core Tuna Salad
the finest dolphin safe white albacore tuna combined with water chestnuts, celery and mayonnaise. spread thin on a multi-grain bread with lettuce and tomato.
8.99
Attila The Ham
ham and swiss with tomato and lettuce on grilled rye, spread with dijon mustard to your taste.
9.19
Bay Burger
grilled tender calamari steak, melted jack cheese, tartar sauce, tomato and lettuce on a roll.
9.19
Beef Encounter
thinly sliced roast beef, piled high with sliced mushrooms and melted jack cheese on a sandwich roll. served with au jus on the side.
9.19
Beef Memories
sliced roast beef, onion and bell pepper sauteed and seasoned with spices and garlic. served with tomato and a blanket of swiss cheese on grilled rye.
9.19
Chicado
grilled chicken breast with avocado, melted jack cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on a roll.
8.99
Blte
just like it sounds plus melted cheese, mayo and a fried egg served on multi-grain bread.
8.99
Chicken Little
our chicken salad made with water chestnuts, raisins and celery mounded on english muffins and topped with tomato and melted jack cheese.
9.29
Chicken Or Carnitas Quesadilla
a flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of meat, onion, diced tomato, green chiles with jack and cheddar cheeses melted to perfection. folded and served with salsa, sour cream and chives.
9.19
Seasoned Lemon Chicken
grilled breast of chicken with herb cream cheese, sprouts, tomato and lemon on a whole wheat toast.
HERES THE BEEF
fresh 1/2 lb. usda beef
9.79
Bbq Bacon Burger
bacon, bbq sauce, red onion, tomato, lettuce, jack and cheddar cheeses on a roll.
9.59
Blue Lagoon Burger
bleu cheese crumbles, bacon and tomato on a roll.
9.59
Burger Basics
lettuce, tomato, mayo, red onion, jack and cheddar cheeses on a roll.
9.59
Mushroom Swiss
fresh sauteed mushroom, swiss cheese, tomato and lettuce on a roll.
9.59
Patty Melt
thousand island dressing, swiss cheese and sauteed onion on marbled rye.
CREPEGGS
a thin, sweet crepe combined with fluffy whipped egg. served with homestyle potatoes and an english muffin.
8.79
Over Lightly
jack and cheddar cheeses, avocado, sliced mushroom and sprouts. served with our special dressing.
8.99
Turkey Dill
diced turkey, mushrooms, chopped spinach, onion and monterey jack cheese folded in our crepegg. topped with diced tomatoes, our award-winning hollandaise sauce and fresh dill.
8.99
California Crepe
avocado, mushroom, onion, ham, jack cheese and sour cream with our own salsa on the side.
8.99
Hawaiian Crepe
ham, pineapple, jack cheese, sour cream and chives.
GOURMET PANCAKES
always made from scratch, never a mix! singles available.
7.99
Plain
recommended for the purist.
8.29
Bluegerm
8.29
Wheat Germ
hard to believe these are good for you.
8.79
All That Razz
raspberry, coconut and granola.
8.29
Fresh Apple Cinnamon & Oatmeal
8.29
Bananagerm
plenty of berries.
8.29
Raisin-walnut
a tasty treat.
8.79
Wheatberry
available in season. wheat germ, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
TRADITIONS
to substitute eggbeaters or egg whites add $.79.
6.29
Two Eggs
served with potatoes and a muffin.
9.99
Chicken Fried Steak
served with country gravy, two eggs, potatoes and muffin.
7.59
Biscuits With Country Gravy
served with two eggs and potatoes.
8.19
Two Eggs & Meat
served with your choice of bacon, turkey sausage, ham or pork sausage, potatoes and a muffin.
8.99
Calamari Steak
served with two eggs, potatoes and a muffin.
10.99
Steak
served with sautéed onion and mushroom, two eggs, potatoes and a muffin.
ON THE SIDE
2.79
Potatoes
3.79
Bacon, Sausage Or Ham
1.09
One Egg
0.79
Sour Cream
3.79
Mushroom Caps
3.99
Calamari
1.59
Avocado
0.59
Salsa
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good breakfast/brunch in a nice area. Breakfast menu, not much variety for lunch, but sandwiches are good. Good service. Close to Cannery Row, nice walking area.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cute , convenient place with great food and delicious fresh food! Something to please everyone! Big portions and happy service. Great way to start your day!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank bluebug2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place: super tasty food served with fresh fruits, veggies and delicious diced roasted potatoes! Service is fast and polite, prices are record low (under 13$ for a very generous portion). I recommend the Bay Burger, great Calamari sandwich! A go to,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PierrotCo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here only once but regret not eating here on the previous day. We thought that everything was just great. I ate oats and fruit and my wife had poached eggs and she thought they were possibly the best presented she had ever...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jgplarnold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love, love this place. Have the best breakfast ever. Big servings. My husband and I usually share a meal. We were there 3 days, had breakfast 3 mornings. Only thing that could possibly made restaurant better is if it was on the beach. Parking...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jstone4125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I today ate brunch at First Awakenings, which was our first time. The day in Monterey was a beautiful 72. The restaurant had a great outdoor patio seating. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch only, closing at 2:00 pm. We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cherylyosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here with friends after looking up best places to have breakfast in Monterey. Really didn't disappoint, friendly service, tasty food (lots of) and great value as well. The setting 5 minutes from the beach capped it all of, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Old Men D
Reviewed May 15, 2019

This cafe manages to deliver great quality breakfast dishes in sufficient quantity to fill even the hungriest traveller without the eye watering prices. I had the the huevos rancheros which was excellent and my friends had the skillet - also excellent. We ordered a side...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MattBloor
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing breakfast at First Awakenings. We sat outside as it was a beautiful day so sat outside on the umbrella covered patio. There is also abundant indoor seating should you choose. Paige our server was both friendly and attentive. We ordered the works...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ShayneU
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

An enjoyable atmosphere, good service, and great food. The raspberry pancake is incredible as well as the crepes and omelettes!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank curiousrake
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Carole S
August 29, 2015|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We ate surrounded by 5 dogs over the duration of our meal.
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Megn1114
April 9, 2015|
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Response from 2mchfn | Reviewed this property |
The owners and many of the employees have kids. They are very kid friendly. You can request the kids menu and get crayons to boot.
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