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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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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by the concierge at the hotel and wasn't disappointed. Didn't look like much from the outside until I saw the line of people trying to get a table. Solo I was able to get a seat immediately. Massive menu almost too much to pick from. Food is excellent very tasty. Staff are polite and efficient. The place has a... More 

Thank Robert B
Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Carmel almost next door so tried here for breakfast. Menu is wide and varied and some things you just wouldn't have for breakfast! Staff were friendly on arrival, tables were well spaced apart, plenty of room for everyone. Coffee came quickly. Food a bit longer but pancakes were freshly cooked, very light. Too much sugar... More 

Thank Steve6244
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Below average food and very poor service. Slow to take order. Sat for 15 min. Waiting to pay. Would not recommend to any one.

Thank Jonathan D
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate there two mornings. The food was so fresh and tasted so good. The staff was so friendly. The place was packed but worth the wait. We will go back.

Thank rpb01
Ulster county, NY
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So many great choices I had a hard time deciding. I got an omelette with turkey chorizo which was delicious. They had a huge number of chilis that I would have loved to have tried. The service was great, quick and attentive. But we didn't feel rushed. They had so many healthy options and choices that I felt like anyone... More 

Thank fishernan
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars!!! Thank you!!! More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review!!! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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
USD 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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