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