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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%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“pancakes” (200 reviews)
“potatoes” (69 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 4 days ago

Our breakfast was excellent but the portion sizes are so large that they can easily be shared by two people. Omelet I had was fluffy and fairly thin (which I prefer). If you arrive later in the morning on a weekend, prepare to wait for...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just next door to the aquarium. Has indoor and outdoor seating, both are great, although there are many seagulls outside trying to steal food off the empty tables, but nobody cares. Food is very good with excellent selection. French toast was somewhat...More

Thank Bartłomiej N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Pope John. Which consisted of a polish sausage covered in cheese, eggs and potatoes. Superb quality and enough to full fill me past lunch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Year after year so great for breakfast. Huge and fresh orders. Sit outside under a heat lamp by the ocean. Pancakes with berries and coconut are delightful. And such great service and very very nice owners. All you can drink coffee. Just amazing.

Thank Cubby V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mere block away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this restaurant is perfect for a breakfast before your visit or a lunch break in the middle of a day. We sat under one of the umbrella tables outdoors rather than the slightly more cramped space...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here. A bit of a wait but it was with it. Service could have been a little better but overall very happy.

Thank Jim and Maria W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here was excellent! Staff were very friendly. It was a little bit of a wait, but worth it. I had the prime rib Benedict. So tasty! I was told this is a local favorite. Very close to Monterey bay Aquarium (right...More

Thank Winni L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Nice selection, interesting recipes, friendly service, good price point and dogs allowed outside. I highly recommend a stop here. Everything we had was delicious. Better than the breakfast we had at the place in Caramel made famous on Diners drive ins and dives.

Thank REGirl1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an old cannery complex. First Awakenings has a big menu and great food. Large servings and very good service. One of the very few restaurants where I can ask for my hash browns to be cooked crispy on the outside and I actually...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast. Large portions and tasted fresh. Enjoyed the outdoor seating but the pigeons were a little pushy

Thank Sarah H
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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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