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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Vancouver Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best breakfast restaurants I have ever been to! The atmosphere is generous and friendly, the food delicious and imaginative. It's no wonder when we stopped someone on the street asking for a recommendation, she had no hesitation suggesting First Awakenings!

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Thank NancyVancouverCanada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent delicious bacon,pancakes and eggs. Nice full meal I will definitely go again the next time I'm in town.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Awakenings, with locations in Pacific Grove and nearby Salinas, is a popular cafe specializing in breakfast/brunch and with a dog friendly patio. Come early on weekends as it can fill up! You'll find standard fare on the menu, and the service is friendly and attentive enough to keep your coffee hot & filled. Note: If you're not already in... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to First Awakenings before our visit to the Aquarium. My omelet and my husband's eggs were excellent and service was great. No complaints. The restaurant is in a shopping center so there is nothing special about the location.

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Thank Cynthia R
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Great variety to make everyone happy...pancakes to frittata to eggs Benedict and everything in between. Worth the visit, free parking behind the cannery...enjoy!

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Ridgeland, MS
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

First awakenings is tucked away, but it is a treasure. It is by far the best food we ate while on vacation in California. Because we wanted to taste two menu items we chose to split pancakes. One order of pancakes came with THREE dinner size pancakes. We asked for only one cinnamon apple and oatmeal pancake and we split... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

People brag about the pancakes - which are indeed varied and wonderful - but for me - the crepes are the best!!!! Today I had the "Go Lightly Crepe". It was to die for!!! Had a special sauce that was so wonderful!!! Cannot brag enough!

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Thank Margaret C
Pleasant Hill, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, so even when I come here for lunch, I'll eat a breakfast. The only problem is that there are so many good options. It's hard to decide what to order. I haven't had a bad meal yet. The service is friendly. And the portions even filled up my sons.

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Thank Katherine L
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

My family LOVED this place! Waked from the hotel each morning and enjoyed a variety of hearty and some caloric breakfasts...LOL

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Thank val462016
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Very popular breakfast place. Long lines are normal but they do a good job of moving people. Good selection of breakfast foods and decent service. Sometimes the pigeons outside can be a problem. But overall a really nice place to have breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?