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First Awakenings

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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125 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3046
+1 831-372-1125
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

People brag about the pancakes - which are indeed varied and wonderful - but for me - the crepes are the best!!!! Today I had the "Go Lightly Crepe". It was to die for!!! Had a special sauce that was so wonderful!!! Cannot brag enough!

Thank Margaret C
Pleasant Hill, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, so even when I come here for lunch, I'll eat a breakfast. The only problem is that there are so many good options. It's hard to decide what to order. I haven't had a bad meal yet. The service is friendly. And the portions even filled up my sons.

Thank Katherine L
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family LOVED this place! Waked from the hotel each morning and enjoyed a variety of hearty and some caloric breakfasts...LOL

Thank val462016
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular breakfast place. Long lines are normal but they do a good job of moving people. Good selection of breakfast foods and decent service. Sometimes the pigeons outside can be a problem. But overall a really nice place to have breakfast.

Thank Worldtravelerdmb
West Chicago, il
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there early and good thing, the line was starting to form near the end of our meal. Had some reservations based on the decor and waiters uniforms (what is with the Hawaiian shirts...) but the food was so good! Husband has the ham and pineapple crepes and he said it was one of the best things he's ever... More 

Thank Sara M
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather than eat in the hotel we set out to find a local place serving fresh breakfast food. This place was very good. It has a huge menu so something for everyone, it's a good size with indoor and outdoor space. Our choices were freshly cooked, big and good value. Service was prompt and friendly. If you want to avoid... More 

Thank grwpl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried their other items. It's was always good. But this was just horrible. It s not even possible to chew this "chicken"

Thank Гульдана Х
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing (try the turkey dill, AMAZING!). The price was great as the portions were huge. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Really recommend going here :-)

Thank Aby M
Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our new and now, always go-to place on the Monterey Peninsula which we have the good fortune to visit frequently. Make this a part of your Monterey vacation--breakfast or lunch--you will be glad you did! It is right on the border of Monterey and Pacific Grove. Delicious food--omelets were amazing! We had the "Greek Fetishist" and "Over-Lightly Crepegg." The best... More 

Thank calinurse
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

After walking all morning around Monterey and Pacific Grove, this was a welcome stop. Nice, casual atmosphere and great service. I recommend the fruit and chicken salad. My husband had a Cobb Salad - half portion - it was still huge!

Thank Ann971

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?