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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (71 reviews)
“potatoes” (25 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the food they had here. Very friendly staff and the food selection was huge. Really good breakfast. Wished they served alcohol though!

Thank WilsonLin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place, central location, and Southwestern cuisine...we wife and I had wonderful breakfasts reminiscent of New Mexico. There is also an excellent craft coffee shop, the Refinery, nearby.

Thank Glenn O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We figured if a place was full it had to be good, and Jinky's didn't disappoint. We came here looking for breakfast, and there were SO many options on the menu. We ended up choosing the bacon & eggs (simple i know) but it came...More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quite busy breakfast place but the options are good and the serving sizes large. We had a resistively late breakfast here and were not disappointed. You should not leave here hungry, it's typical breakfast fare well prepared with good service. Absolutely nothing to complain...More

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

5 stars!!! Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I saw this place reviewed and decided to try it out before hiking the Santa Monica mountains. We both ordered a quinoa and egg bowl. Wow! That was one of the best-tasting meals and it was super healthy! The place is very...More

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

5 stars!! Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Saturday around 12:30. It was very busy. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient. We had 5 in our group. Everyone but me had breakfast. The pancakes, frittatas and Eggs Benedict were good. I had a turkey club, very...More

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

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Please never hesitate talking with your server about getting a new entree. We will be happy to remake or replace any dish you are not happy with. We take all comments seriously and we look forward to demonstrating the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped here for breakfast before we left Santa Monica, I had the green and white toast breakfast and it was delicious my husband had eggs Benedict that comes with potatoes both extremely filling, clean popular place to eat think we went at the right...More

Thank Lilkentkitchen123
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! Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit to this reasonably priced (for California) diner. The food was fresh an delicious with a definite organic bent to it. The decor of the restaurant had a nice local flair. It was also a good choice when compared to...More

Thank geoteacher068
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here while on Spring Break visiting the Santa Monica Pier & shopping at 3rd Street Promenade. Food was really good. I had the Chargrilled chicken sandwich with onion rings. My daughter had the teriyaki chicken breast with side of fruit. All was very...More

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

5 stars!!! Thank you!

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A pot of coffee was brought to my table right away. My perfectly cooked Belgium waffle and scrambled eggs arrived hot and sooner than expected. Delicious! There are tables for four and booths available. Expect to wait for a table on the weekends. Free parking...More

Thank 23Feb45
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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