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First Awakenings

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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
07:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Monterey and Carmel region we ate here three mornings because we liked the food so well Food was excellent and we tried variety of things including omelets ,blueberry pancake ,corned beef dish Service also excellent each time despite the restaurant being very busy

Thank 12trav
Rocklin, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We’ve eaten here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Great cuisine, good prices, indoor or outdoor dining and you can walk to the Aquarium. Just fill up your parking meter, six bucks for four hours.

Thank JMElting
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I began with two great cups of coffee and a server who was helpful with the menu and very kind. Following the great coffee, I ordered "homemade" Corned Beef and my wife ordered Vegetarian Eggs Benedict. Both dishes were delicious with generous portions! Finally, the prices were reasonable and very much worth the cost to dine there.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great job guys! Keep up the great work and also coming up with those fun breakfast dishes! If you visit, eat outside. The pain area is wonderful and quite inviting!

Thank PeteLikesFishing
Richmond, Virginia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plain and simple the variety, tastiness, and portions are huge! Great coffee - great service - great food. Pretty much the trifecta of breakfast joints. Take a walk to the small art gallery inside the mall as well. Pretty awesome stuff

Thank adventurefamily05
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast! Our family had omelet, French toast and pancakes gluten friendly and delicious! Only concern is that the did not have a separate griddle. Seems they have found a population looking for gluten free but are not prepared to take it a serious as some need them too. Food was great and staff friendly

Thank Sandra V
Abington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come hungry and early!! The portions are huge and delicious! Sit outside on the patio if it's a nice day. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Our waitress gave us advice on where to go in town and places to see. Highly recommend.

Thank Natasha H
Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long queue but worth the wait! Huge portions and great selection of dishes. Service is very good as well. Highly recommended for brunch in the area.

Thank sofindia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Come early or wait awhile. Great breakfast/lunch place. Large portions if you're hungry. Can't go wrong with any of their omelettes.

Thank SJNguyen
Pleasanton, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We discovered First Awakenings on a trip to the Pacific Grove Outlets over twenty years ago. Over the intervening years the outlet mall has died a slow death but thankfully First Awakenings remains the go-to destination for breakfast in Pacific Grove. Whether you dine inside or outside on the patio, you are guaranteed to enjoy an impressive selection of breakfast... More 

Thank knaggs4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?