We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (44 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (265)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to both locations for many years. They both consistently serve one of the best breakfasts on the peninsula! The staff is friendly and many have been there for many years.

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have been here a few times and enjoyed it each time. Menu has a good selection of items to choose from.

Thank LuigiCalifornia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

First Awakenings is one of the best breakfast restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. The wait is kind of excruciating because it's always long and what's waiting at the end is so good!

Thank megant635
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered 'Caps', with perfectly prepared poached eggs, magnificent mushrooms, fresh fruit, and powerfully pleasing potatoes. We drank ice water with lemon. We left completely satisfied. I've enjoyed many meals here. When friends visit, we often start their 'tour' with a terrific meal, accompanied by...More

Thank jac87arda
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is an excelent place to have breakfast,. Very , very good food. Plent of things to choose from on menu.It is located in old town Salinas with plenty of close by parking. Its in a well kept area and close to a theater just...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Salinas main street is totally like the 50's. So is first awakenings. Good food, nice atmosphere, service with a smile.

Thank cwiistrm
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Great pancake.... no way I could eat more than one. I've been here multiple times and the staff has been consistently excellent. ..

Thank Laura Grace B
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We're from out of town and went on a Sunday morning before the church crowd. Make sure to call for a reservation! The waitstaff were all very nice and professional! And the food was fabulous!! As we were leaving, there was a huge line out...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Terrific breakfast in this great corner restaurant. Husband had the huevos rancheros, which he thought were delicious,  though he missed having the chorizo that is commonly in the dish. He thought the coffee was good as well. I had the spicy sausage scram special. Had...More

Thank Uphilldeb
Reviewed 25 February 2017

What a treat to have brunch in this beautiful historic building in downtown Salinas! We were in town to visit the nearby Steinbeck Center and just chanced on First Awakenings as we walked from our car to the Center. It was crowded at 11:00 AM...More

Thank motile
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Patria
183 reviews
.09 km away
Monterey Coast Brewing Company
121 reviews
.01 km away
Kokoro Sushi
37 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Steinbeck Center
298 reviews
.18 km away
The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop
64 reviews
.38 km away
Salinas Valley Art Gallery
6 reviews
.08 km away
Maya Cinemas
38 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from First Awakenings staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing