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Jinky's Cafe

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1447 2nd Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
13109173311
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Today
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch

I ordered the protein salad. The protein part was great but the lettuce was really wet, that was a bummer. My daughter had amazing chicken tenders and French fries. Waitress was OK, the other people helping were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Heather F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This became our favourite breakfast spot. Big menu, great service cooked perfectly every time and very convenient from our hotel Ocean View.

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Thank clare t
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the protein salad. The protein part was great but the lettuce was really wet, that was a bummer. My daughter had amazing chicken tenders and French fries. Waitress was OK, the other people helping were great!

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Thank Heather F
Newcastle, Australia
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast at Jinkys around the corner from Ocean View hotel. Scrambled eggs with tater tots and a side of toast. Ate here in June, 2015. Had the Jinky’s potatoes then. If you like hot and spicy food then you will enjoy them. I didn’t so this time went with the tater tots. Generous portion sizes with all meals. Friendly and... More 

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Thank Nathalie E
Springfield, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Stranded" in California because of the storm on the east coast. Found this place and fell in love with it! Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Coffee was great. Breakfast was even better. Will definitely be back when I come to Santa Monica! Would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank matteral
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the last day of our trip, we wanted one final US diner experience - Jinky's delivered. Huge breakfast, great pancakes and good value.

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Thank kiwiboy78
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early morning breakfast after flying in from Sydney. The place was spacious and the staff were friendly, with our waiter giving us recommendations on dishes. I ordered a mocha and the chicken and mushroom crepes, which were both very tasty. The servings were huge for me, however, and I was only able to have 2/4 of the portions.... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat. I did an internet search in LA County for Hot Chocolate and Jinky's Café came up. So we went to check them out. They were great! Excellent food, generous portions and great serving staff. The décor is contemporary and there is a nice patio for outside dining. This seems to be a place the locals know about,... More 

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Thank Lori A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here solo for breakfast and felt very comfortable. There were so many items on the menu. Workers were friendly & fantastic. I only waited a few minutes for my food and it was delicious.

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Thank lillylock
Western Springs, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All food our family of 5 ordered was excellent. There was a hiccup with the service, and it wasn't just one person, but we were able to overlook the service and is worth going for the food.

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Thank Jim K
Chester, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Jinky's after reading reviews on TA. We were not disappointed with the breakfast menu or what we ordered. Chili scramble is recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1447 2nd Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 13109173311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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