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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Breakfast anywhere! Sit outside & bring ur dog & enjoy over the top breakfast selections! Lots of locals & visitors to the area...Fun Place!

Thank ModestoKid
Pacific Grove, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, atmosphere is nice. . service is prompt. Plenty of time to linger and the coffee keeps coming!

Thank Claudia_Dan_Rico
Manteca, California
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I come here each time we visit Pacific Grove and are pleasingly satisfied each time. Love their food!

Thank Robert M
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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!).

Thank theprincessandqueen
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Jacob S
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank CrystalTelep
Half Moon Bay, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank DDLMaverick
San Ramon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank kensuesiu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Karsy68
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

Thank MeAndTheLittleWoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 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?