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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 553 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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Manassas, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were referred to Jinky's by the hotel staff where we were staying. This is a cool little place. When we got there it was busy but we were seated quickly. The menu is extensive but not expensive. It was hard to decide what to get, so many choices but thats a good thing! You can order a very standard... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We headed here after hitting the Santa Monica farmer's market on Saturday morning. The food was great - I got the Huevos Chili with their mexicali chili. The place was pretty busy, but we were able to get seats at the counter. The ambiance was great and the food was awesome! I'd definitely come back here.

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washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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