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Jinky's Cafe

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1447 2nd Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 747-6533
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent Breakfast

We thought our breakfast was pretty good. There is definitely choices for all. However, one incident brought my rating down from a 4 to a 3. My son wanted ketchup. There was no one around for several minutes. Finally one kid came by and I said "excuse me, could we get some ketch...." And before I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ksparks66
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We thought our breakfast was pretty good. There is definitely choices for all. However, one incident brought my rating down from a 4 to a 3. My son wanted ketchup. There was no one around for several minutes. Finally one kid came by and I said "excuse me, could we get some ketch...." And before I got the word "ketchup"... More 

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Tulare, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There were 15 in our group including ten 14 year olds. We ate at Jinky's two mornings in a row. The breakfast was fantastic with plenty of options for our group. The service was superb. We could not have enjoyed it more!

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Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Delicious, imaginative breakfast dishes. Large portions. Our waiter was very friendly and solicitous.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfasts, stayed just round the corner at Hotel Carmel and came here every morning for breakfast, pancakes in particular were very good.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great breakfast, pumpkin pancakes! Coffee was good and service was prompt. Server had a smile on the whole time we were there. Glad we stopped, and would go back.

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers! We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Jinky's Cafe one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, Jinky's Cafe More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Around the corner from Ocean View Hotel. Wifi and selection of trade magazines for the fair show I attended. Very good selection of breakfasts regardless of your preferences.

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers! We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. Gratefully, Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Today February 16, 2015 1:30p (host working this shift) we encountered one of the most rudest hosts. None of them had name tags so I don't have names. The restaurant had a sign saying incomplete parties cannot be sat until everyone is there. I would agree with this statement if the restaurant was at least 3/4 full. At the time... More 

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Winnjay, Thank you for the feedback. Your remarks are quite concerning to me and this is completely unacceptable. Thank you for taking your valuable time to provide us with the details. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to demonstrate our positive and eliminate the negatives you describe. Thank you, Alan Verma Jinky's Cafe More 

Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I (vegan) was here with my teenage daughter and husband (non-vegans). We all really enjoyed our meal. There are quite a few options for vegans, and even though the menu says you cannot order lunch items for breakie, our server said we absolutely could. We all went with breakie, and we all enjoyed our meals A LOT. So much so,... More 

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks, Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica More 

Los Angeles, California
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440 reviews 440 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We met some friends for breakfast at Jinky's and I was not all that impressed. We had been here before and liked it much more. The service was lacking, we had to constantly call for our waiter to get service and all the waiters/servers seemed to be lacking any kind of friendliness. The food was fine, but nothing I couldn't... More 

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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

We always benefit from our customers experience so thank you for your review. We will use your comments to continue to improve and look forward to your next visit. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and reviews like yours help us in that area. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe More 

Earby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very busy on our first morning for brunch.you can have what ever you fancy, and the portions are huge. Brunch for me was eggs benedict on muffins, really fab. My husband had a full on fry up which was different to English fry ups but still really good.my mother in law had the typical American waffles and syrup, which she's... More 

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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: (310) 747-6533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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