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Jinky's Cafe

1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
+1 310-917-3311
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (65 reviews)
“potatoes” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
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1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

It is hard to give this place an accurate review as we were terribly jet lagged from a 14 hour flight when we attended for breakfast. We attended on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. The service was quite good and the food was fine....More

Thank GlenFC
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Did you happen to try our famous chili? We have 5 different flavors daily. You can ask for a sample!!! We would like you to give us another try. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Jinky's a couple of times during our last trip to Santa Monica and we have dined there, for breakfast/brunch, in the past. The food is very good. The portions are quite generous. This is a busy place and the service could be a...More

Thank mls7217
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review!!! We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very convenient location for people staying around the beachfront. Great selection of food, and they were very accommodative of our pescatarian preferences. Good for families with little kids too...More

Thank ZandZ1320
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words about Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors (like our famous chili's) that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Jinky's Cafe...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from the UK, we'd never heard of Jinky's and only called in for lunch by chance really while visiting the Santa Monica beach area. We are a family of three with an older teenage daughter and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant wasn't busy,...More

Thank Meercat_chipmunk
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to serving you again when you are visiting Santa Monica!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a family lunch. My daughter and her friend has stopped at Starbucks 30 minutes before we decided to grab a bite to eat. We sat down and ordered drinks and before anyone took our order some lady told us next time...More

Thank anw15
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are sorry your visit was not a happy one. Please email me at jinkyscafe@gmail.com so we can talk more about your visit. We would like you to give us another try. Alan Verma, Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe was located directly next to our hotel. We went there without high expectations and as we arrived there at approx. 8,00 we could catch a table outside. It looked a bit cold and noisy inside. The pancakes I had were the best under...More

Thank Maximilian H
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you tried our berry pancakes! We look forward to serving you again!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once in awhile you stumble into something that exceeds your expectations...Jinky's s just that kind of spot. I assume it is something of an LA franchise or multiple location private enterprise but whatever the case they served up some great food with sound service. We...More

Thank SouthernTrifecta
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us!! We are glad you enjoyed our spicy omelet and pumpkin pancakes!!!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

The staff were really friendly and this was a great place to get typical American breakfast/brunch dishes and also some Californian-themed specials. A great place to get breakfast and set yourself up for the day!

Thank Nav G
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We hit Jinky's for breakfast on a Tuesday morning in August because the kids were getting tired of breakfast from Starbucks. We had no problem getting seated. I ordered French toast with wild blueberries, bananas and strawberries and they were delicious. Another in our group...More

Thank cynthiaj331
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! Please dine with us again!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have been here with few friends last week and i really like everything, from the service to the location, of course food was good too! They also have nice vegan and gluten free options!can't wait to come back next time i am in town...More

Thank biagiottiasia
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for the nice review!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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
Description
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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