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Jinky's Cafe

1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
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Ranked #60 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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82% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited about 10am on a Saturday morning and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, which wasn't a problem although I think the hostess got a bit confused. However, my omelette was perfectly cooked and arrived very promptly even though they were busy. The portions were huge (for us!) and the potatoes were nicely spicy :-)

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Spotted Jinky's on another review website and tried it for breakfast when awake early with fresh jet lag from the UK. Absolute breakfast heaven. From the fresh OJ, to the fresh pancakes, nice fluffy scrambled eggs and gourmet sausage. Portions large but not excessive by US standards, and the service was excellent. We had planned to eat breakfast in other... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Don't even bother! The servants are rude and childish, and they act as if the place is their playground. The food, yeah well, let's just say I wouldn't even feed my dog what they make here. We had piss poor sandwiches with dry potatoes and blend black beans. Expensive and low quality are two things that spring to mind when... More

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Bucks Cty, PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a week eating (I mean, traveling) our way through CA. Hands down, BEST French toast with the freshest berries. I had the one with the coconut and crispy texture and I am still thinking about it. Don't miss this place.

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Thousand Oaks, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I frequent this restaurant and each time the food is good and the service is great. This is a very popular place so if you want breakfast go within 60 minutes of them opening or after the lunch rush, otherwise there will be a wait. Although I like the food, the biggest plus is the staff. They are all very... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Jinky's Cafe has one of the most extensive, exciting, interesting breakfast menus I've ever seen. I think this must have got me thinking I would order something different. After twelve rounds of 'what would you recommend?' with the waiter I plumped for the eggs Benedict: A breakfast classic, I know, but something I'd never had. It was absolutely delicious. I... More

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San Antonio, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Four of us went for a mid-morning breakfast during the week and we each got what we wanted...omelet, crepes, pancakes and classic American egg breakfast. The chicken and rosemary omelet ranked the highest in our group. We got there at the right time...before the line started after 10:30.

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Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. At 09:30 we had to queue to get in. The breakfast menu is extensive and most people should be able to find something. The tea and orange juice came quickly, but we waited quite long before someone came to take the main order. The quality of the food was good. We found the price to be... More

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our food was good, the waiters were accommodating ( but a little slow), and the price wasn't to bad. I like the fact they had gluten free items on the menu as well. My wife ordered a macchiato and didn't really know that a macchiato is a different drink than you get at starbucks. She got a double espresso with... More

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Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The menu is extensive and they serve some very novel dishes that are spicy with an Indian flavour. We went for brunch and the portions were so huge we didn't have any dinner that day. Gets crowded, so be prepared to wait for a table. Service is quick and efficient. The beef soup is the one to order.

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