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First Awakenings

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171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to start the day. Not just the run of the mill breakfast. I've been coming here since they opened.

Thank Ron642
Stratham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at First Awakenings. Our party of five arrived mid-morning on a Monday. The restaurant was quite busy but we were seated right away. Our server was pleasant and efficient. The food was absolutely wonderful. Loved the Greek omelette. Pancakes the size of platters were amazing. Even the hash browns were scrumptious. Well worth a stop if... More 

Thank loujack48
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quick seating, very friendly staff, great food, good price. Nice out of the way meeting and dining place amidst renovated old town Salinas. Great portions and several selections. Metered parking on the street which was fine for us but in a crunch I see there is garage parking nearby.

Thank Kawena L
Monterey, California
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I prefer this location to the one in Pacific Grove/Monterey area for breakfast/brunch! Better restaurant layout and design and food was tastier. If I returned it would be to this location. Parking can be tricky but isn't too much of a hassle.

Thank Jennadah
San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here twice in 4 days, first on our trip south and then again on our way back. We'd been here several years ago and enjoyed it, but this time I didn't like it at all. My husband had two breakfast-type lunches and he enjoyed his meals, but I ordered salads both times and they were... More 

Thank kurseni
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whenever I come to town, I like this place for breakfast. I love the food and the service has ALWAYS been good to great. I wish we had one back home just like it. I guess that makes the visit all the more special.

Thank Barbara F
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is always a wait to be seated, but well worth it. They do offer coffee while you wait, and the atmosphere is nice as it is outside in front of the restaurant you wait. Once seated, the menu has a good choice of breakfast or lunch items. Food is fresh and hot when served. Food here is great! Service... More 

Thank tazdad35
Scottsdale, Arizona
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297 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop here halfway between San Francisco and Paso Robles. We are (late in the day) breakfast people and the menu looked like it would suite us. There are so many breakfast options it was hard to choose. (There are also lots of salads and sandwiches for those who prefer lunch.) I had a veggie skillet with eggs... More 

Thank booptraveler
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have been eating here for years and they serve the only omelets I like. Plenty of food and choices. Whenever I want breakfast, this is always my first choice. PG location is equally good.

Thank kkblaha
Salinas, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Don't hesitate to try First Awakenings. While best known for Breakfast you can also get a good lunch there as well. They do close at 2 so be mindful of that. Nice variety of dishes especially the Breakfast choices and the servers are good. In a nice location close to the theater and many shops. Would have given it a... More 

Thank Trycia E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?