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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (66 reviews)
“chili” (20 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very prompt service. Food was HUGE! Latte- well, they tried. I’ll probably stick with pot of coffee in the future, I’ve heard that coffee (even espresso) in America is nothing like Australia.

Thank Ashleigh H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our last morning in the US and we found Jinky's for breakfast. There is quite a Mexican touch to many of the menu items and we did experiment a little. All of our meals were substantial and very tasty. Just what was needed! I'd certainly...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decor is living room/country style. Service is not bad. Food was just okay & pricey. 20 bucks (tax&tip) for one for breakfast. Food was served on a saucer, for a small size, which took something away. Coffee was served in a pitcher. No complaints just...More

Thank tr3veller11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here for the breakfast twice and I've enjoyed both visits. Breakfast was always very good, and staff were always excellent and very friendly.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little spot. Huge breakfast menu. Food was good. Fast service. Good atmosphere. Our server could have been a bit more friendly but other than that, a good experience.More

Thank Kristina R
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate our restaurant. Jinky's Cafe is committed to providing unique quality and flavors that you will enjoy. We are sorry that the server was not very friendly. If you would like to talk more about this or any...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Their signage says "Best Pancakes in LA". I have been wanting to try pumpkin pancakes, and the one here was delicious. Very light, fluffy, flavorful and good size. If these are an indication of what the buttermilk pancakes are, then they are going to be...More

Thank george p
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your specific praise about our business. We are very proud of our many flavors of delicious "Best in LA" pancakes!!!! Please never hesitate to let us know how we can even better serve you....including what we need to do to get a...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If you like quantity over quality you should really go here. We had breakfast here. Please be mindful that the freshly squeezed orange juice comes from a carton. The espresso tasted like normal coffee, but perhaps that is normal in the US.

Thank Caroline B
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Please dine with us again on your next visit to the United States! Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We thought this place was great. This is a cute little spot and our food tasted great and came out hot. The service was also wonderful. We will definitely eat here again.

Thank BluesfanNbr1
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

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

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were so happy with the food and service that we ate breakfast here 3 days on the trot! Lots of choice on the menu where Mexican is obviously the speciality. However for us people with less adventurous palettes the eggs, bacon and tater tots...More

Thank David G
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to serving you again next time you are in Santa Monica!! Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was at Jinkys for breakfast during my last visit to Santa Mônica. It was the best breakfast during the trip. Good place, good price, well served. But the service is bad. Time consuming, unhelpful staff even rude at times. Otherwise, it would be perfect!More

Thank Luciane C
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to inform me that you were very disappointed with the staff. I want to assure you that correcting this situation is as important to us as it clearly and justifiably is to you. Please email me at jinkyscafe@gmail.com so...More

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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