Last Updated on March 16, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

First Watch is an American restaurant chain specialized in serving breakfast every day. The name of this restaurant is a nautical reference to the first work shift aboard a ship because the operating hours of First Watch restaurants are from 07:00 a.m. to 02:30 p.m.

The First Watch menu includes food items such as lemon ricotta pancakes, avocado toast, fresh juice bar, smoked salmon eggs benedict and farm stand breakfast tacos. In order to get an idea about how much you should budget for eating and drinking at First Watch, you can take a look at the table below where you will find their latest menu prices.

Food Size Price


Monterey Club $10.99
Blte $10.69
Baja Turkey Burger $10.69
Market Veggie Market Veggie $10.19
Roast Beef & Havarti $10.79
Ham & Gruyere Melt $10.29
Veggie Burger $10.69
Chicken Salad Melt $10.89

Power Bowls

Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl $10.69
Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl $10.99

From The Griddle

Plain Pancakes One $5.99
Banana Granola Crunch Pancakes One $5.99
Carrot Cake & Pecan Pancakes One $5.99
Chocolate Chip Pancakes One $5.99
Blueberry Pancakes One $5.99
Blueberry Pancakes One $5.99
Plain Pancakes Two $7.79
Banana Granola Crunch Pancakes Two $7.79
Carrot Cake & Pecan Pancakes Two $7.79
Chocolate Chip Pancakes Two $7.79
Belgian Waffle $9.59
French Toast $10.79
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes $10.89
Floridian French Toast $10.99

Omelets And Frittatas

Chile Chorizo $12.29
Inspired Italian $12.29
Ham & Gruyere $12.39
Morning Market Veg $12.39
Frittata Rustica $12.59
Bacado $12.69
The Works $12.99
Smoked Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Frittata $13.49


The Elevated Egg Sandwich $10.99
Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos $12.29
Biscuits And Turkey Sausage Gravy With Eggs $12.59
Chickichanga $12.99
Eggs Benedict $12.99
Eggs Benedict Classic $12.99
Eggs Benedict Florentine $12.99
Eggs Benedict BLT $12.99
Skillet Hash Farmhouse $12.99
Skillet Hash Parma $12.99
Skillet Hash Market $12.99
Eggs Benedict Smoked salmon $2.79 Extra

The Healthier Side

Steel-Cut Oatmeal $8.99
Sunrise Granola Bowl $9.49
A.M. Superfoods Bowl $9.69
Tri-Athlete $10.29
Power Wrap $10.49
Avocado Toast $10.99
Healthy Turkey $10.99

Classic Favorites

Tri-Fecta $12.29
The Traditional $12.29

Bowl Of Soup

Tomato Basil or Soup of the Day $5.49


Superfood Kale $10.69
Cobb $10.69
Chicken Avocado Chop $10.79
Sweet Honey Pecan $10.79

Sides And Small Plates

Bob’s Red Mill Grits

Buttered $2.69
Cheesy $2.99

Fresh, Seasonal Fruit

English Muffin $1.99
Whole Grain Artisan Toast With All-Natural House Preserves $2.99
Udi’s Gluten Free Toast $2.99
Fresh Baked Muffin Of The Day $3.49
Lemon Dressed Organic Mixed Greens $3.49
Fresh, Seasoned Potatoes $3.99
Smoked Ham $4.89
Pork Sausage $4.89
Savory Chicken Sausage Patties $4.89
Turkey Sausage $4.89
Small $4.99
Hardwood Smoked Bacon $5.89
Large $5.99
Biscuits & Gravy $5.99
Million Dollar Bacon $5.99

2 For You

Half Salad & Cup of Soup $8.99
Half Sandwich & Cup of Soup $8.99
Half Sandwich & Half Salad $8.99


100% Cold Squeezed Orange Juice Price will vary
Apple, Cranberry, Tomato Price will vary
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks Price will vary
Cold Brew Coffee Price will vary
Fresh-Brewed Iced Tea Price will vary
Grapefruit Price will vary
Herbal Teas Price will vary
Hot Chocolate Price will vary
Iced Coffee Price will vary
Low-Fat Milk Price will vary
Project Sunrise Coffee Price will vary

Juice Bar

Kale Tonic $4.99
Morning Meditation $4.99

Brand history

First Watch was founded by John Sullivan and Ken Pendery in 1983 after they left the breakfast chain Le Peep from Colorado. The first restaurant was located in Pacific Grove, California.

In 1986 the headquarters of the company were moved to Bradenton, Florida.

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The First Watch purchased The Good Egg restaurant chain in 2014 and in 2021 transformed 18 of these restaurants into First Watch restaurants.

Also, in 2015 First Watch bought the Egg & I Restaurant chain, but only 22 of these were transformed into First Watch restaurants until 2016.

With more than 470 locations, nowadays First Watch has a large presence in Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Texas, and Ohio. Both, Egg & I and First Watch restaurants serve a wide variety of food items for breakfast, lunch, and brunch.

Our review

First Watch is famous for serving healthy, fresh, and high-quality food which is made to order and never pre-cooked. Also, upon arrival, clients will enjoy a whole pot of coffee. Some of the most liked dishes from First Watch are the Chickichanga, the Floridian French Toast, and the Elevated Egg Sandwich.

First Watch BreakfastYou should be prepared to pay around $12 for the classic favorites The Traditional and the Tri-Fecta, while the healthier sides are priced at $10 to $14. Some of these include the Healthy Turkey, the Sunrise Granola Bowl, the Power Wrap, the Avocado Toast, and the Steel-Cut Oatmeal.

The egg-sclusives cost around $12 each and include Eggs Benedict, Eggs Benedict Florentine, Skillet Hash Parma, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos, Biscuits and Turkey Sausages Gravy with Eggs, and the Elevated Egg Sandwich, to name a few.

Expect to pay anywhere between $12 and $15 for omelets and frittatas such as Bacado, Smoked Salmon and Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Ham & Gruyere, Frittata Rustica, Chile Chorizo, Inspired Italian and Morning Market Veg.

Pancakes, waffles, and French toast cost anywhere between $6 and $13. You will be able to choose between plain pancakes, blueberry pancakes, lemon ricotta pancakes, carrot cake, pecan pancakes, Belgian waffles, Floridian French toast, chocolate chip pancakes, and many more.

A power bowl such as Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl and Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl costs around $12.5, while the sides and small plates cost anywhere between $3 and $5.5. Also, a salad is priced at almost $12.5 and for a sandwich, you will have to get around $13 out of your pocket.

As for the drinks you can choose between Kale Tonic, Project Sunrise Coffee, orange juice, cold brew coffee, low-fat milk, iced coffee, hot chocolate, Coca-Cola soft drinks, herbal teas, fresh-brewed iced teas, grapefruit juice, tomato juice, cranberry juice or apple juice. Their price may vary from one location to another.

First Watch FAQs

At what time does First Watch open?

First Watch opens every day at 07:00 a.m.

At what time does First Watch close?

First Watch closes every day at 02:30 p.m. Also, they are closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

Who owns First Watch?

First Watch is owned by one of the world’s largest private-equity firms, Advent International.

What is First Watch famous for?

First Watch is well-known for its wide variety of breakfast and lunch options, the fresh ingredients, the sizeable menu, large portions, and the well-prepared staff.

Where has First Watch originated from?

First Watch was founded by John Sullivan and Ken Pendery in 1983, in Pacific Grove, California.

What states have First Watch locations?

First Watch has more than 470 locations in 29 states and territories from the United States of America such as Florida, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina, Arizona, Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Colorado, to name a few.

Does First Watch cater?

Unfortunately, First Watch does not cater as they don’t have the necessary infrastructure for it at the moment.

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