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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“pancakes” (210 reviews)
“omelet” (67 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was pretty good. But the wait was not worth it, in my opinion. Plus, service wasn't that great. We read great reviews and were excited to give it a go. As mentioned, the food was pretty good but not what we expected. We...More

Thank Erin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Awakenings lived up to its Trip Advisor rating. We visited on a weekday morning and didn't have to wait at all to be seated. The server was great, and offered travel advice on local attractions. My wife and I were both thrilled with our...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service was amazing. The amount of food you got was plentiful. Staff were very attentive.

Thank Nibog40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by First Awakenings for breakfast before going to the Monterey Aquarium. Convenient location, walking distance to the aquarium and cannery row. Good menu and value for your money especially in the area it’s in - staff were all friendly and courteous. We loved...More

Thank blue_skies_928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a wait, but worth it. My wife doesn't eat carbs unless she goes to First Awakenings. You just can't say no to their pancakes. The only "complaint" I would have is all the pigeons if you eat outside. On the other hand, not much...More

Thank hennesseystealth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting lunch! Yummy blue burger and omelette 😄 Highly recommend this restaurant. It in the American tin cannery building

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good breakfast spot in Pacific Grove. The food was very good and the service was friendly and efficient. The menu offers many options and you should be to find something that you will like. My omelette was very good and the pancakes are tasty...More

Thank Donald O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I both ordered breakfast skillets. Outstanding! Pleasant outdoor seating in a courtyard off of the outlet shop area. Friendly and attentive service. We'll be back!

Thank Larry U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skillets are simply fantastic. Great local restaurant, our traveling companions remembered it from when they were stationed in Monterey over 20 years ago. Great things never change.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide variety of consistently outstanding fare. Breakfast for two normally came to around $30. Servers andd staff were outstanding. One member of the staff, Angus, gave very useful information about validated parking in the adjacent lot. I appreciate staff members who are genuinely concerned with...More

Thank Ronald W
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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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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