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Reviewed 6 days ago

Prices seem outrageous Coffe, one piece of toast and some avocado spread on top $18 Never again, can’t imagine a family of 4-5 for breakfast

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed February 3, 2024

Had an omelet here that was fine. It got hyped up to us but I'd liken it to a typical hotel omelet station omelet. Didn't get a chance to try anything else as we tried a couple other breakfast spots around town

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 23, 2024 via mobile

Nice casual atmosphere. My yoghurt parfait was delicious with nice pieces of fresh fruit. Coffee was standard; nothing great.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 9, 2024

We are breakfast people, first meal of the day, yada, yada. This place is the best! Why? The food is fresh, well-prepared and creative...I had the steak and bacon burrito special...fantastic! The service is second to none. Also, they don't pool tips here so your...tip goes to your server even though all servers help each other...with a smile! As one server told me, "We like each other!" First Watch Downtown is my favorite place in Sarasota!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed August 21, 2023

Great atmosphere. Service was slow but food was great. Lots of choices to choose from. Power bowl was the best.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

Fast service great food. power bowl was the best. Service was fantastic with great atmosphere. Great price and very clean. Several locations but this is my favorite..

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 24, 2023 via mobile

Food was awesome! Atmosphere was great! Loved eating outside on deck with beautiful weather. Lucy our server was EXCELLENT! What patience and truly amazing service from this young lady taking on a big table with kids. Definitely recommend this location!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 7, 2023 via mobile

Banana Foster French toast was unbelievably delicious. Also had eggs Benedict with ham and spinach. The portion of ham was gigantic. Hollandaise sauce was benign. Waitress was attentive.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 31, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Bread is homemade. Food prepared with fresh, high quality ingredients. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 28, 2023 via mobile

We had a very good breakfast here. We got there early enough to get a table without waiting (there was a small wait when we were leaving). Our waitress was prompt & pleasant. The menu had several options that looked good & it was difficult...to decide what to eat that morning. When our food arrived, it looked great & tasted wonderful (French Toast, Chickichanga & a special of Crab on Avocado Toast as well as the Million Dollar Bacon, a side biscuit & blueberry muffin). Everything was delicious. A great, filling breakfast before we headed out to go hiking.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 2, 2023

We found this restaurant close to our downtown Sarasota hotel. Great find and busy. The Kale juice is so good. I’m a tea drinker and they brought me a nice selection of teas. The farmhouse hash was different and tasty. I had no idea this...was a chain restaurant. Very good!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed November 15, 2022

It's almost enough to overcome my prejudice against chain restaurants. We stopped at the First Watch location off Fruitville (there must be about 6 of these in Sarasota). This chain spreads from California to NJ with a lot of branches in FL. None in New...England, sad to say. Lots of impressive touches. The pot of coffee on the table. Real orange juice, albeit a tad less so than freshly squeezed. A wide array of frittatas, omelets, pancakes, burritos, smoothies. Just about everything in the breakfast imagination. The temptations add up, and that is where the MBAs come in. I don't mind paying for quality. This might be the 21st century successor to IHOPS and other pancake houses. The venue we visited was welded on to a Five Guys, a Chipotle and one or two other chain food emporiums in a stand alone complex in the parking lot of a mid range shopping center. They have figured a way to tweak the prices up, gently. Money for the bottom line and a better than average experience for the customer. Well done. The wait staff is cheerful. The kitchen crew kept busy. Whether they do as well for brunch or lunch, I don't knowMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

We ended an awesome weekend with the marriage of a Grand niece to her fiancé. Going home the next morning we ate with a niece and her husband at First Watch, Sarasota. We have never been disappointed, and have enjoyed many meals at our First...Watch at home and elsewhere!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

Delicious salmon benedict and really good oatmeal w fruit. The service was friendly and prompt, with a comfortable farm feel vibe. Quick forservice, but made fresh taste! A local gem in the heart of Sarasota

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Nice cafe in Downtown Sarasota, cozy atmosphere but it's overpriced. Location is good, cheap street parking but again their prices are little high

Date of visit: June 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4