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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eat here twice for breakfast during our 4 day stay in Santa Monica. Great service and flexibility with your order. You could have whatever combination of breakfast you wanted and loads of coffee & water refills. Can't be a better place to go for a great breakfast that will keep you going all day!

Thank Judithnalan
Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ate here twice as it was a convenient breakfast option. Good menu with a lot of options and we all liked what we chose.

Thank Matt M
New York
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the location, the menu was reasonably priced and the food was great. A large part of their menu is devoted to breakfast/lunch items plus a whole page dedicated to various chili dishes only. The seasonings on our dishes gave the food a little pizzazz and it was a nice detour from the hectic pace on Ocean Avenue. There were... More 

Thank jaauoc
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast, seemed very overpriced for what was on offer. Was disappointed as the reviews rated this place so highly.

Thank Pattriick
Silver Spring, Maryland
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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was right next to our hotel so the walk was nothing. We had a very short wait the first time so we could see the place was popular. The menu is nice and has a lot if items, it took some thinking to pick what we wanted. The hostesses took a shine to my wife and pointed her... More 

Thank smokeater55
Oshawa, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, decent prices and great service. Menu has tons of options for whatever you would like from breakfast foods to lunch to dinner. I had a half a chicken pesto sandwich and fries. My boyfriend had a mushroom burger, fries and a chili all which we enjoyed and was excellent. Would recommend. This place is a short walk to... More 

Thank sirenis_girl
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from the east coast, we were expecting more of the Cali vibe in every restaurant we go but this place was average for us. Although they have overwhelming amount of choices in their menu, they didn't have many healthy, hearty options. The food was just OK.

Thank Elif C
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. Please give us another try. Your server can suggest many healthy options you may have overlooked. Jinky's Cafe More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great breakfast from Jinky's Cafe! Had many choices that sounded great but settled for a omelette that was delicious. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a great brunch at a good price. Great service from the staff as well, attended all customers accordingly.

Thank Grant B
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your omelette!!! We look forward to serving you again. More 

Orem, Utah
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101 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The food here was fine, atmosphere was good, but you aren't right on the beach and it was pretty normal food really. I wasn't overly impressed.

1 Thank Jimmy R
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are famous for our chili's and our breakfast specialties!! Please visit us again. More 

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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great service. My friends had the breakfast mac and cheese and I had an omelet and pancakes. My wife had eggs. Everything was excellent, great way to start the day!

1 Thank celtics323
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant!! 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
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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