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Jinky's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
+1 310-917-3311
07:30 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Should have listened to the below poster and went somewhere else. Tables are packed in like sardines and the food is just average at best. Oj is not fresh, some of the fruit is frozen not fresh, this place is mediocre at best. Maybe good for people with kids that want a cheap unhealthy breakfast. So sorry I did not... More 

Thank NYCtravelerUSA
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with much higher expectations to be honest. We sat outside which was a very tight fit in the corner. I ordered the spicy chilaquiles with sunny side up egg which was ok. We also ordered the breakfast burger but I was disappointed because when I see the word "burger," I expect a beef patty? It was a scrambled... More 

Thank Jessica A
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to have breakfast. Their breakfast menu goes on and on with so many choices. It includes several flavors of pancakes and all kind of eggs benedict among so many other goodies. We arrived to a quiet near empty place and left to a full place with people waiting for tables. It's that good!

Thank Anne F
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a good breakfast within walking distance of my hotel and this place was well reviewed. Expected it to be busy but was actually very quiet at around 8.30am. Huge menu. Short stack and fruit was excellent. Lots of berries and maple syrup on the table. Side of bacon could have been a bit crisper but still very delicious. Great... More 

Thank Annie S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Food ,service,quantity was excellent.my only mistake is I love peppers,there was one on my breakfast plate,let me tell you thank god I didn't eat the whole thing just a bite lit me up,waiter holding back a laugh got me a glass of milk real quick (comped). Great place

Thank gomango64
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars!!! Thank you!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome service great atmosphere! Kids were welcome and received the best hot chocolate that they have EVER had! Eggs were cooked to perfection and the chilli was to die for!

Thank Rob and eileen D
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars!!! Thank you! More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After reading a few reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to check this place out as was noted as being family friendly. Menu was amazing and had so much food to choose from. I especially loved how the hostess provided my daughter with crayons and colouring sheet although she is only one 😊 staff were very attentive and would recommend everyone... More 

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars! Thank you! More 

Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have been struggling with cancer and chemo for almost a year now, so when I walked into Jinky's Cafe this afternoon after a tiring workout at the gym nearby, I had little hope that I would actually be able to eat whatever I would order. But I knew I had to eat. I ordered the 1/2 order of Eggs... More 

Thank cidiscool
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff and food is totally appreciated. We look forward to serving you again soon. Jinky's Cafe More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered a combination of different breakfasts and the food was great. Eggs, smoothies, pancakes and lattes.

Thank Murtaza D
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! More 

New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a short wait for a seat when we went for breakfast. Although all seats were full, we were served quickly and the food was very good. My wife had pancakes and I had an omelette. Both were good portions and we didn't leave hungry.

Thank NJVic
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review!! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-917-3311
Jinky's specializes in Breakfast with a full range of freshly made Pancakes, Crepes, Waffles and our specialty Flaky French Toasts. 20+ Flavors of Chili, Burgers,Sandwiches and large salads. A good Selection of Pizza and Pasta and Lunch offerings with South Western and International flavors. A very family friendly restaurant!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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