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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 #63 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Leeds
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visited with friends who lived locally but were disappointed. Food overcooked for my taste. Service was swift but not attentive had to ask for coffee refills.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I ate here three times the week we stayed in Santa Monica and loved it. The service is good and so is the coffee. My daughter tried many dishes like the eggs and crepes. The gluten free pancakes are delicious and they can be topped with fruits, cream, even pure maple syrup. They are a treat for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Jinky's has clearly attained a level of some fame with locals and tourists alike. Staff in our hotel even recommended it in preference to their own breakfast offering. This is a classic US breakfast eatery: huge menu, huge portions of good food, and efficient staff. My wife and I had pancakes and french toast - both excellent. Clearly one of... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Huge menu, good service, excellent food all at a good price. That's all you need for breakfast! In the middle of town just along from Nordstrum and one block back from the ocean road.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I came here for breakfast on my second day in Santa Monica.I really enjoyed the pancakes with blueberries, and the fresh fruit salad was also great. The serving staff did an excellent job - they were courteous, efficient and knowledgable when questioned about the menu. I would happily eat here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Pancakes to die for! Being a vegetarian, I had the Sierra Mountain breakfast with veggie sausage, a welcome addition to the menu! However, other sausage options (on the board above the servery) would please any meat eater. The pancakes were fluffy and perfectly cooked, the eggs were done just nicely, and the coffee just kept coming. A little on the... More

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New Orleans
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Opens at 7:30, and the food is great. Better than the Cafe Interactive as far as food goes. Interactive, which is around the corner opens at 6:00, which can come in handly, but the breakfast should be avoided.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place was great! Totally bummed we only discovered it the day before we left Santa Monica. Fantastic atmosphere. Heaps of choices and it was delicious!

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Boston
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I hesitated to write a review for Jinky's because although I loved their food, the place was mobbed both times I ate there. Regardless, great place for breakfast / brunch with lots of unique menu items. I had Huevos Rancheros (wonderful, but not everyone's choice for breakfast) and my family tried the Flaky French Toast, Caramel Cream Pancakes, and the... More

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Vancouver, BC, CAN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We ate here on a Sunday morning and the food was very good, beware the mac and cheese is very spicy as my daughter found out. Service was very attentive, but they jammed the tables in. Seemed to always be moving my chair for a server or customer.

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Additional Information about Jinky's Cafe

Address: 1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
Phone Number: 310-917-3311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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