125 Oceanview Blvd., Pacific Grove, 372-1125
171 Main St., Salinas, 784-1125
When the tummy starts tumbling before the eyes come open, First Awakenings is the cheerful dragonslayer. For seven years running, locals have made Awakenings their top choice for morning grub, enticed by magical creations like Suisse Miss (eggs baked with ham, mushrooms and topped with melted Swiss cheese, diced tomato, sour cream and chives), Buenos Dias tortillas (scrambled eggs, mushrooms, onion and homemade chorizo rolled in a flour tortilla and topped with deliciousness) and wheatgerm pancakes. And the classic dishes? They’re great too, as is most every day that starts here.