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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (46 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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51 - 60 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy meals. Breakfast and lunch at the same table. Trip advisor does it again. We were standing on the corner in downtown Salinas smelling good food. We couldn't tell the source, so we checked TA.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Went out to breakfast with my family . Didnt think anything to great of this place and kinda judged a book by its cover . Ended up stuffed with amazing food friendly staff next time im in town i will find myslef here no questions...More

Thank MaritzaLopez23
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank Ron642
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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...More

Thank loujack48
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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...More

Thank Kawena L
Reviewed 12 November 2016 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
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...More

Thank kurseni
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank tazdad35
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...More

Thank booptraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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