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

125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (198 reviews)
“omelette” (97 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (790)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 770 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had breakfast with my sister at First Awakenings and I loved it! The service was fast and efficient. I had eggs benedict with spinach, mushroom and tomatoes. It was awesome! The portion was very generous, I could have ordered half. If I ever come...More

Thank liliansy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice environment inside shopping center. Good break from aquarium and better food. Split a pulled pork sandwich with wife and it was just right! Good value for what we received!

Thank RudeDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the aquarium 6 of us plus a 2 year old took the short walk to First Awakening. They sat us quickly and had coloring book for the toddler. They were slammed but took our order quickly and the food came soon thereafter. The...More

Thank chevyjim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come early if you can because this place can be busy. The staff are very friendly. Their breakfast is great with big American portion, the potatoes are very good , their coffee is very good too. Breakfast is my favorite meal so I truly enjoy...More

Thank blessedpinay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in and were seated right away inside next to the kitchen. Small area and table but comfortable enough. Ordered the two eggs, hash browns and English muffin and milk. Husband ordered the Shrimp omelet and was served the Portabella veggie omelet. He at...More

Thank Orchard Orchid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here last year and it was so good, came back again. They do not take reservations, but they allowed us to call in advance and add our name on the waiting list. Wait was short and coffee is in urns for those waiting...More

Thank BDD_11_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was sad to say how underwhelming this was. We went based on the reviews. It was Sunday morning and we waited over an hour. No big deal, we walked around and weren't starving. It was also the morning of a race, so we had...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this restaurant is exceedingly knowledgeable and helpful,willing to accommodate diners' choices. The menu is extensive with vegan & vegetarian options. The service is prompt, the coffee fresh & plentiful. Portions are large. There can be a wait as the locals love this...More

Thank susanrL4505RY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craig makes us feel like we are at home when we come to eat. They have coffee while you wait and are pretty fast given the size!

Thank DaveKorpi1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is jumping in the morning, but provides great food and great service. There is a large outdoor plaza equipped with heaters and umbrellas. They have an inventive menu, freely make substitutions (homemade biscuit over English muffin anyway), and leave a coffee carafe on...More

Thank 1occasional_traveler
Nearby Restaurants
il vecchio
614 reviews
.13 km away
Vivolo's Chowder House
292 reviews
.17 km away
Whaling Station Steakhouse
328 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monterey Bay Aquarium
11,874 reviews
.23 km away
Monterey Bay
2,373 reviews
.18 km away
Cannery Row
3,612 reviews
.42 km away
The Cannery Row Monument
190 reviews
.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carole S
30 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We ate surrounded by 5 dogs over the duration of our meal.
10 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
  • 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