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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” (32 reviews)
“pancakes” (190 reviews)
“omelet” (61 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very close to the aquarium. Excellent breakfasts but enormous. Do not be fooled one pancake is ample! Friendly service.

Thank nandgNL
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant serves excellent breakfasts with generous portions at reasonable prices. The servers leave carafes of coffee and water on each table so you don't have to chase them down for refills. The servers are knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.

Thank sbpotter1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We felt like this was a great old school cafe. We loved our breakfast here. Great service. Pancakes are huge.

Thank Lexer75
Reviewed 6 days ago

OUTSTANDING!! They are known for their pancakes. I had the Bacado omelet served with potatoes and English muffin, plus a slice of french toast, and a blackberry, granola and cocunut pancake (mixed in with the pancake batter, not just topped with it.) My friend had...More

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's often a wait line, but there are plenty of tables inside and on the patio. Ask for a to-go box with your order. Unless you are a lumberjack, you'll have a second breakfast to take with you. My favorites are omelets filled with veggies...More

Thank Bev K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here one morning for breakfast. It took us a minute to find the location. It's inside a small shopping center. Quant little spot inside/ outside seating. We ordered the waffle with all the fruit and whipped cream, omelette and bacon. It was good...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast based on the TA reviews and were very glad we did. Food is terrific, fresh and tasty. Highly recommend the chicken friend steak and eggs. Although, all the food we saw looked great. Service was very good also.

Thank Lifeisonetrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good breakfast here today! They have a large choice of foods starting with the classics to healthy choices as well. The pricing is very reasonable. We liked it and will probably be back tomorrow.

Thank Max H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to have breakfast with friends. You can enjoy their outside patio like We did on this beautiful morning. Their viva carnitas was excellent.

Thank 277natashaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 45 minutes Food and coffee were excellent. Chicken fried steak had a nice gravy. Pancakes were tasty and you can get a bunch of different types. Veggie omelet was delicious. Coffee was robust and tasty!

Thank TravisRymal
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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