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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time I ate breakfast here was in 2009. I don’t recall what I ate, but it was very good. Someone in 2010 told me to try wheat germ pancakes and I did. Needless to say, I eat the same every time I am at this restaurant. Park in the parking lot on Eardley Avenue, a block from the restaurant... More 

Thank Ravi P
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

First my personal disclaimer. While I am not a working chef (by choice), I did graduate from culinary school. I have a passion for good food and better service. Sometimes I found one or the other, but rarely both. When i do I make it a point to let people know. This may sound crazy but you can tell a... More 

Thank chinodiver
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First Awakenings was highly recommended, but we were beyond disappointed. Hot chocolate for kids was an inch of sugar on the bottom, that they didn't add. Service was so disappointing-ask for water 3 times, twice for coffee. Long wait to get our order taken, food just got when it arrived. Potatoes were good, but not worth a $3 side charge.... More 

Thank KateFarkas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for breakfast. Great food, great service, exactly what you need for a sit down breakfast. You can order single pancakes, the full order is too much for a regular person.

Thank CardinalsStLFan
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355 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good sized menu that will have you wanting to order more than one dish, they also have specials. We went on a Friday and had wonderful service and got to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful day. I hope you can too.

Thank Lizz H
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, huge portions, friendly service and excellent value. I'd highly recommend this place!

Thank dublingirl08
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here for breakfast based on the previous reviews on Trip Advisors. Great restaurant! Easy to get to. Right at the opening of the American Tin Cannery mall. Highly recommend any of the omelette S!

Thank Kate T
Glencoe, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value in a convenient and relaxed setting. Don't let the mall deter you. It's at the very end and has an outdoor seating area. Classics well done and several originals. Good service, bright room, and upbeat staff.

Thank rwa1939
United Kingdom
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772 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our breakfast here, some unusual items on the menu which we really enjoyed. The service was good.

Thank UkSil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast and coffee - they frittatas and crepe breakfast were delicious Sunday morning had a wait but well worth it- delightful servers - outside patio nice - has heaters to keep warm on a cool morning

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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?