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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“pancakes” (208 reviews)
“omelet” (67 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 today

Having thought we experienced the best possible breakfast in San Francisco we found First Awakenings. Really nice, pretty large venue, very busy with queuing for either inside or patio tables but they take your name and move through the line speedily. Huge choice on extensive...More

Thank familyIRLtraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here for breakfast and took the summer oatmeal and the fruit cocktail with yoghurt. Both were really filling. The drinks are very big as well. If you ask for a coffee you get a whole can! I asked for an extra English muffin...More

Thank Elisabeth V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The is a popular spot both with locals and visitors. I went with a large group of about 10 people and the wait staff was nice, friendly, and professional. Our waitress happily gave everyone a separate check! All the food came at the same time...More

Thank mjrcarmel
Reviewed 6 days ago

First Awakening is a family favorite. The menu offers ample selects, the staff is friendly and the food delicious.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very big, busy place in a touristy area near the Aquarium and Cannery Row. The service was good, and I love that they served carafes of coffee, so you don't have to wait for refills. But the food was just okay, and...More

Thank Ann c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I recently visited here after a long drive from San Francisco. We were all hungry and tired and the service was so friendly that all of our spirits were lifted. Portions were huge and food was all tasty.

Thank ABurnsThomas73
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great choice for breakfast. The food was delicious and a great value. The portions were very large. Service was good. This was in a great location, it's in an old canning factory. Very cool.

Thank Kendra D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling with my daughter, who is Gluten, Garlic and Lactose Intolerant, so finding a place that is safe for her eat at and that serves good food is difficult. My daughter found First Awakenings on the WEB so we thought we would try...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an early morning whale watching tour we were starving and this place hit the spot. Delicious, wholesome food and generous portions. Best bacon ever and giant pancakes.

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge selection of breakfast items that are beautiful and delicious upon arrival. A great value since you will.be rolling out of there stuffed for hours

Thank mountainchef
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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