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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pancakes” (187 reviews)
“omelet” (61 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 3 days ago

Yes, this is the place everybody recommends and for a good reason. They always deliver awesome food! I kinda miss the squirt bottles to keep the pigeons away, but thankfully they're not needed anymore.

Thank RacerX41
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is a great place for breakfast or lunch. The menu is full of interesting options - the crepes are delicious and the omelettes are also tasty. It's a block from the walk along the ocean and just around...More

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 5 days ago

I saw the menu on line and decided to give it a go. I did have to wait 20 minutes, but went out for a walk and discovered the seals on the beach across the street! Great food and friendly service, albeit slow.

Thank dglander_slnj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Monterey for our daughters birthday and had brunch here. 25 minute wait, but the breakfast was good and came put pretty fast! The pancakes are huge so one will work because we did not finish them. Cheers!

Thank Randy J B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The portions are very generous. The food was delicious. There is a pretty good selection to choose from. I had the Bombero burrito, it was huge! My daughter had blueberry pancakes that were huge as well. We were seated inside but there is also outside...More

Thank Marimar501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. Best breakfast I've had in LONG time. Will definitely repeat. My kids had fun and the food was amazing.

Thank ricktable
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time my wife and I stumbled upon this spot was over 16 years ago. It is as good now as it was then. The food and service are fantastic. Lot's of options to satisfy all tastes. Get there early or you will be...More

Thank tom h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family have been having breakfast here for years. They have consistently great food, service and ambiance. On our last visit I had eggs Benedict. High quality free range eggs (I could tell from color of yokes), generous portion of ham with nice...More

Thank Tugrul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in before going to the aquarium and SO glad we did. Large portions and delicious. Great vegetarian options.

Thank SVinLV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a day trip to Monterey are and found this by luck. Located downstairs in mall. Parking above bring stamped receipt so don't have to pay. The food was eclectic, fresh, and delicious. Crepes, oatmeal, pancakes egg dishes....Hawaiian crepe was very good think toppings on...More

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Carole S
29 August 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.
10 April 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
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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