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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
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Visalia, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2.5 stars, overall. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait when we arrived. Since it had great yelp reviews, we decided to wait. It ended up taking over an hour to get seated! The staff was super friendly. We ordered and the food was brought out fairly quick. I ordered a gluten-free pancake with a side of... More 

Thank Genny H
Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate breakfast here one morning on our recent visit to Monterrey and it was delicious. The portions are huge so keep that in mind when ordering. For our family of 4, we got 4 entrees but I wish we shared 3 entrees, they were that big. Pancakes were huge and tasty. So were the omelettes. Try this place if... More 

Thank cpmurphyboy
Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a taste for Eggs this morning and knew we could count on a quality breakfast at First Awakenings. A varied menu with a little something for everyone. We chose some of the healthier options veggie omelets and coffee. They bring an entire pot so you can serve yourself a warm-up, brilliant. The outside firepit was a draw and... More 

Thank teresaaZ8187WT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best spots we ate on our trip. Hubby had the Hawaiian crepe and I had the California. All I can say is come hungry because the portions are huge and the food is top notch. Service was good and not too overbearing. Good location and gave us a great start to our day before visiting... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny morning in Sept. Dined outside in very comfortable surroundings. Truly excellent service, great coffee, large breakfast menu. Huevos Rancheros was awesome and more than I could eat. Highly recommend.

Thank Michael R
Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning and obviously very popular with the locals. We had a 25 minute wait for a table but boy was it worth it. Service is prompt and the staff go out of their way to accommodate you. Food is something else. I had Blueberry pancakes. The waitress advised me that you can have 1, 2... More 

1 Thank Elbow59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge pancakes, generous omelets, and endless coffee. You want more? Great service, indoor seats or outdoor on patio for sunny weather, and lots of options on the menu. You need a big but reasonably priced breakfast? This is where to go!

1 Thank Liz C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for brunch following a travel blog recommendation, we can only assume that said blog was written by a biased or paid local. Upon arriving, the host arranges to seat you, on this day there were limited sunny tables and so we were seated in the darkish and shaded corner. I made a basic request to be reseated as... More 

Thank Sergeant1980
Los Altos, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Do yourself a favor and have breakfast here as often as possible! Get a table outside, you wont be disappointed! Order at least one pancake too!

Thank JASALS1300
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off on Monday morning for a bite to eat, we had pancakes and a breakfast burrito, with some coffee and OJ. Really nice food and great staff. Portions of food were large but really tasty. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Aj2442

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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
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
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?