Harley won't start begging for breakfast unless someone's awake. Once she sees someone, party's over; the yowling/mewing/dancing spectacular begins! She usually harasses my hubby when he comes home from work in the morning (between 7 -7:30). He'll give her a small can (3oz) of wet food. She is a sneak, though, and she'll try to get me to feed her when I get up, too! She also gets about 1/2 cup of dry food per day total. I split it up 1/4 cup at a time. Sometimes she doesn't quite eat the second 1/4 cup, so I go with 1/8.
There are days when she sees my son come in my room to try to wake me up, and as soon as he walks out, she walks in and starts complaining that no one's fed her yet.