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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“pancakes” (202 reviews)
“omelet” (64 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
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 via mobile

I love this place! I visit this restaurant frequently. Anytime I’m in the area and someone wants to go to breakfast I suggest first awakenings! I love all the options for vegetarians. I’m never disappointed leaving this place!

Thank sallytee93
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First of all I like their patio. This food establishment is a part of the mall. We had lunch there on the first day. The food was good and nicely presented. Stuff seems to be to relaxed so don't count on much of the urgency....More

Thank Dionissio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious food with something on the menu for just about anyone in your group. Pancakes the size of the dinner plate and Fu of blueberries. Skillets made your way and nice full omelettes. They have sandwiches and burgers too. Friendly service also. Nice place to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was as good as the first time. Huge portions, fast service, very yummy food. Close to the aquarium, parking on the street is metered.

Thank cf0wler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast on our way to the aquarium. The place was packed but they turned tables very quickly. Mexican type breakfast burrito was awesome. Frittata was food with tons of ham and cheese. Very friendly service and family friendly.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from out of town, we were looking for something walking distance from Cannery Row. So glad we found this spot! Great patio seating, friendly service, and diverse menu options. We all walked away stuffed!

Thank Chantelle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here all the time when we are in Monterey. The place is popular so get there early, but it's worth it :)

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Many restaurants are mere fads that fad away after a few years. Not so with First Awakening. It has been a "hit" destination for breakfast and lunch for many years. There is almost always a waiting line to get in, and it is well worth...More

Thank 1Gerrit48
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Have had several meals there and all were great. The servings are very big, the quality of the food is excellent, and the service is attentive and professional. It not an exaggeration that two or more people (without teenagers) can share one of their pancakes...More

Thank renoboy2017
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We try to come here when we’re in town. I love a good pancake and that they do very well here. The plain is my favorite but I also like the razzmatazz with raspberries and granola. We visited the first weekend in March and the...More

Thank sutrotower
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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
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 County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-1125
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