Monterey Bayview website
125 Ocean Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
First Awakenings Description
First Awakenings serves all the standard breakfast fare, but what sets it apart is the crepes, which are light, fluffy and slightly sweet — big hits with the "I don't like eggs" crowd. The fruit-topped Belgian waffle and raisin bread French toast were kids' favorite, of course. And how many non-chain places boast nine types of pancakes, including those made from wheat germ?
- Additional location. 171 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901. 831-372-1125.
- Nearby attractions. The Monterey location in the Tin Cannery Outlet near the Aquarium is very convenient but not so easy to find; call ahead for directions if you don't know the area well. A second location in Salinas is the perfect place to stop before visiting the Steinbeck Center. Not open for dinner, and lunch only goes til 2 p.m. on weekdays, so plan your schedule accordingly.
Just the Facts
Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m-2 p.m., weekends 7 a.m-2:30 p.m