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Jinky's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
+1 310-917-3311
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Today
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff is courteous and well trained. Our meal was perfectly prepared and delicious. There was no crowd or rush.

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Thank writerjoseponce
San Francisco
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were happy to find this nice place as an alternative to our hotel breakfast. We got seated right away, the food was good. Its a nice simple place, yet the menu had a good variety.

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Thank Lisa T
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a pancake, an egg and bacon and wasn't impressed with any of the three. The pancake was overcooked, the egg was tastes, and the bacon wasn't extra crispy, as ordered (it wasn't even crispy).

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Thank Tiz108
Santa Monica, California
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93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jinkys offers small and large plates so if your hungry you can find a meal to eat no matter what. The restaurant is located two blocks from the beach so its a great location if you are staying downtown.

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Thank Justravelin86
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. It was right around the corner from our hotel. Went there around 8:30 and it wasn't too crowded for a Sunday but it filled up quickly. Be sure to check out their specials board for great deal. I had the banana foster crepes and they were amazing! Staff was fast and friendly.

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Thank terrat014
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is very little Jinky's doesn't have on their menu, the portions are massive and great value, service was fast and efficient. Red Velvet pancakes are to die for.

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Thank MJAngelTravelTips
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended this cafe so went with high expectations. The service was friendly and quick however the food was a disappointment.First our lattes arrived in a large cup with the saucer carrying the overfill. If was terrible . The food was ok but not what we expected

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Thank Crawf17
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is nice, but busy and loud. Staff is very friendly and efficient despite that though. Lot's of menu options, but the food is average. There was nothing particularly impressive about my pancakes or my husband's omelette. We got a decent enough meal at a higher price. I honestly don't see what people are raving about.

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Thank PaulisR2
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. We had excellent service but they weren't very busy. Our meals were excellent and we were happy overall. It was extremely expensive for breakfast.

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Thank Scott8147
Munich, Germany
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All kind of good breakfast choices. Quick service. I love their french toast and eggs Benedict. Not expensive .

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Thank OutofAfrica660213

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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