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First Awakenings

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“pancakes” (181 reviews)
“omelet” (56 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great job guys! Keep up the great work and also coming up with those fun breakfast dishes! If you visit, eat outside. The pain area is wonderful and quite inviting!

Thank PeteLikesFishing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plain and simple the variety, tastiness, and portions are huge! Great coffee - great service - great food. Pretty much the trifecta of breakfast joints. Take a walk to the small art gallery inside the mall as well. Pretty awesome stuff

Thank adventurefamily05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast! Our family had omelet, French toast and pancakes gluten friendly and delicious! Only concern is that the did not have a separate griddle. Seems they have found a population looking for gluten free but are not prepared to take it a serious as...More

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come hungry and early!! The portions are huge and delicious! Sit outside on the patio if it's a nice day. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Our waitress gave us advice on where to go in town and places to see. Highly recommend.

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long queue but worth the wait! Huge portions and great selection of dishes. Service is very good as well. Highly recommended for brunch in the area.

Thank sofindia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come early or wait awhile. Great breakfast/lunch place. Large portions if you're hungry. Can't go wrong with any of their omelettes.

Thank SJNguyen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered First Awakenings on a trip to the Pacific Grove Outlets over twenty years ago. Over the intervening years the outlet mall has died a slow death but thankfully First Awakenings remains the go-to destination for breakfast in Pacific Grove. Whether you dine inside...More

Thank knaggs4
Reviewed 19 April 2017

First time I ate breakfast here was in 2009. I don’t recall what I ate, but it was very good. Someone in 2010 told me to try wheat germ pancakes and I did. Needless to say, I eat the same every time I am at...More

Thank Ravi P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

First my personal disclaimer. While I am not a working chef (by choice), I did graduate from culinary school. I have a passion for good food and better service. Sometimes I found one or the other, but rarely both. When i do I make it...More

1  Thank chinodiver
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

First Awakenings was highly recommended, but we were beyond disappointed. Hot chocolate for kids was an inch of sugar on the bottom, that they didn't add. Service was so disappointing-ask for water 3 times, twice for coffee. Long wait to get our order taken, food...More

Thank KateFarkas
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Carole S
Are pets allowed?
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.
Is there a kids menu?
9 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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