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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
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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San Francisco, California
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First Awakenings is a popular brunch spot in Monterey among locals and tourists alike. It has an expansive breakfast menu which is well worth the price. The line can be long however so be prepared to wait (maybe check out the outlet shops in the meantime!).

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Thank theprincessandqueen
San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. The servings were a good size. The food was fresh, and well made. When you have 2 picky little ones who clean their plates, you have found a good place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious healthy wheat pancakes, and the hollandaise sauce on the Benedict was to die for. Most importantly this restaurant was open early, and in this town that is a plus.

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Thank CrystalTelep
Half Moon Bay, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited for 45 minutes for a table and ended up inside the restaurant instead of on the patio. The waitress was very good and our food came out very quickly. I ordered (poached eggs/rancheros) and the avocados were fresh. Salsa wasn't much to write home about. My Son ordered eggs Benedict and he liked it and my husband ordered... More 

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San Ramon, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we found this place! Walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fresh and delicious menu choices! Very Friendly staff! Will become a regular for us when we come back for a visit!

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Thank kensuesiu
Massachusetts
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Holiday Inn on Wave Street and wanted to walk along Cannery Row before leaving the area. This restaurant was in easy walking distance at the other end of Cannery Row. It was busy early on a Friday morning but we easily got seats outside on their patio. Please note if you are eating outside, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our breakfast here today. I don't know that it's really a good thing but the portions are huge. We shared a Bacado omelette (Bacon, avocado and melted Monterey Jack cheese topped with sour cream and chives) and neither of us could finish it.

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Thank MeAndTheLittleWoman
Cleves, Ohio
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice choice in having either indoor or outdoor seating. This place was packed!!! Very large menu to choose from. It's a lot like First Watch restaurants where they try to offer healthy choices. That does lead though to some bland foods too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a California Crepegg which is a new concept to me. It's a crepe with whipped egg added to the batter. It was light, savory and sweet. It was folded over like an omelette and was filled avocado, onion, ham, green peppers, mushroom and topped with a dollop of sour cream and served with a side of salsa, red... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited ages for a table and then another long wait to be served...eggs benedict passable but sides very ordinary - pancakes and french toast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 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?