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“Amazing Pancakes - regular and gluten free!”
Review of First Awakenings

First Awakenings
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Big (like 10" each), fluffy blueberry pancakes served with blueberry compote - and ask for the real maple syrup (costs more but worth it) are FANTASTIC. A side order of bacon came with 4 thick slices that were nice and crisp. Egg dishes (omelets, scrambles, etc) were filled with fresh ingredients and perfectly made to order. Coffee is rich and bold - and they leave the pot on your table (and also have soy milk, too!). Go and linger for a wonderful breakfast/brunch.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Show up early to eat here, as wait can be more than a half hour for breakfast. Staff was nice, and good coffee was offered gratis on a cart outside the entrance (with real creamer, not milk). Once we were seated, the waitress was very nice and very efficient. We had our food within 10 minutes, and it was good (pancakes are huge, one is enough!), with the exception of our teen son's cottage potatoes, which tasted freezer-burned. The place can be really busy, and overall we'd give a thumbs up on going to breakfast there.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

I only wish we had found this place a day earlier! Excellent food. Healthy hearty options. Lots of selection.

They have this amazing thing called an eggcrepe. I am not clear on how it's different from a normal crepe. But its fluffy and light and tasty and amazing! Lots of options on what to fill yours with. My favorite was turkey breast, avocado, tomatoes, with hollandaise sauce on top.

I substituted the hash browns for fruit each day, and the servers didn't mind. It's always nice when they are happy to customize a bit.

The place is a little hard to find, but so worth it. I recommend sitting on the patio. The indoor area gets noisy.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Big Portions (huge pancakes) .. they serve breakfast all day. Service was nice for such a busy place. Prices were middle of road, value was good though.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Phil303030
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Pleasant patio (depending on weather, but for us it was very enjoyable). Decent service, food what you'd expect from a big American breakfast joint. The chicken fried steak was a bit odd. Won't say it's bad, but I'd never had one like it before. The outside batter was more dense or chewy or something.
All in all, nice to have a place like this so close to the hotels around Cannery Row.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank RJ J
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