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Jinky's Cafe

1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
310-917-3311
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Ranked #30 of 554 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Everyone enjoyed breakfast here. We left our hotel to come here since it was recommended by the concierge and we weren't disappointed.

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Littleton, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Jinky's is yummy! Kids said it is the best hot chocolate they have ever had. Pancakes are yummy, coffee is yummy. Small place, so get there early.

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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

No matter what hotel you are staying at in SM, head down to Jinky's for breakfast. Amazing pancakes including the Red Velvet ones! Great eggs, potatoes...huge menu. Breakfast served all day.

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a really tasty breakfast here one morning. We were seated straight away our server was very friendly and service was quick. I had the 2,2&2 (egg, bacon & pancakes) it was delicious! My husband had a grilled cheese, bacon, tomato sandwich with "jinkys" potatoes and devoured it. Lovely little spot for typical American breakfast. Prices might be a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

A half price coupon brought me here. The place is clean, the service is slow, the food is average and the price (without the coupon) is a rip off. I have no idea why this place is popular.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

In looking for a place for a late breakfast (around midday)we found Jinky's Cafe. It has an extensive American breakfast menu. I had the eggs/bacon/pancakes and my partner had the huevos rancheros. Both were well made, tasty and at reasonable prices. The place looked well patronised by locals as well as tourist like ourselves. Would highly recommend if looking for... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food and service was just so-so and overpriced. I wouldn't recommend this place. It wasn't bad, but just nothing special about it.

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Western Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

A really extensive breakfast menu. Service was fantastic and attentive. A great way to start the day.

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MN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The breakfast fare was excellent, coffee okay. My son inhaled the banana chocolate chip pancakes. I loved the French Garden omelette. Located a couple of blocks from Santa Monica Pier, so you can indulge, proceed to the beach, and walk it all off :)

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Montreal
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12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on the positive reviews in TA. My teenaged kids and I were not disappointed. The menu offers unique combinations, for example egg-white omelet with Boursin cheese. Fantastic. I found the opening time of 7:30am a bit late for a restaurant specializing in breakfast. The place gets quite full by 8:30am.

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