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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (48 reviews)
“potatoes” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve been a patron of First Awakenings for many years. I’ve had business gatherings as well as meals with friends and family. I can always count on the consistently great food and experienced servers. I can recommend First Awakenings without any reservation.

Thank Tiges1
Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you are looking for a great breakfast, lunch or brunch this is a great place to try. It is a family business with great food, large portions, gooooood coffee!! They are very friendly and welcoming. Get there early or be prepared to wait to...More

Thank laurie784
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This place is very popular so you may have to wait a bit for a table.....only 10 minutes for us. The service was excellent, and the food delicious....large portions.....wished we shared a plate.

Thank Gypsydahb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Every time we spend time in Salinas we always have breakfast here, service is fantastic, food is great

Thank sfernandez2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you're coming into Salinas or on Highway 101, First Awakenings is a must stop. GREAT breakfasts. While there, relax and leisurely eat your breakfast. Everything is made to order and I know you won't be disappointed

Thank Carla L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were driving from Carmel to Santa Barbara and stopped in Salinas for lunch. We knew nothing but we lucked out when we went into First Awakenings. It was a good spot and we could just tell it was a favorite of the locals. My...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

First Awakenings is my absolute favorite breakfast spot on the peninsula. The food is amazing and the staff are always friendly and effecient. It does get pretty busy on the weekends so if you want to avoid the crowds I'd suggest going as early as...More

Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food at a reasonable price,always a line and you have to wait but it's very much worth the wait.

Thank M3093RWvictorv
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Always get your money's worth They make a omelette anyway you want it Great food There always busy because it's the best

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's ok not amazing but not terrible its a good place to go for a nice atmosphere small town mom and pop diner.

Thank Rick M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
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 - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-784-1125
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