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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (46 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I love the roasted turkey/avocado eggs benedict. It is always busy and sometimes a bit of a wait but they have coffee and water there for you. The staff is friendly, Though the food is delicious but it very often is not hot when it...More

Thank luvtravlin53
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The French toast is wonderful. The pancakes are huge and fluffy. The bacon has a hint of jalapeño to it. So many choices that are all very good!

Thank VanessaL974
Reviewed 19 January 2017

First Awakenings in Salinas CA serves a varied breakfast and lunch menu. The servings are generous and delicious. This restaurant has been in business for several years and has remained consistent with their tasty food and good service.

Thank budhall2016
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My favorite meal is their California Crepe, sometimes I go there just because I am craving one. My friend prefers their whole wheat pancakes. The service is good, be prepared to wait to be seated at breakfast time.

Thank pcj1055
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Grea place to have brunch and have a nice conversation. This place has great prices and an even better portion.

Thank Maribel C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very nice selection of items and very well prepared. Seating is nice so one is not cramped and little pressure to turn the table unless you view the front door and the folks standing a waiting for their turn in having a generous breakfast!

Thank Dennis JR D
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped for lunch after a visit to the Steinbeck Center. We had tuna sandwich and Turk e sandwich, both were tasty. We were amazed at the amount of food we got.

Thank MJH048
Reviewed 12 January 2017

There is not a better breakfast place if you want great service from the first contact with the host station, to the staff to the superb food selections available. The 4 of us had 4 different breakfasts from a burrito to the mushroom cap plate...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well, when highway one is closed going south on a coastal road trip honeymoon and you find yourself in Salinas, California, you go to TripAdvisor and find this little gem.... it did not disappoint!!! We were thrilled. A delicious breakfast... I got an omelette and...More

Thank ashdee1230
Reviewed 6 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
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Restaurant Details

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