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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Fantastic breakfasts

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Matt C
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dickinson, North Dakota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was staying in the hotel next door so this breakfast spot was a great location. The hours posted on the door said 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. but they have a 10 page menu. There was far too many things to choose from. I ordered the Italian breakfast sandwich. It was pretty bland. I expected more flavor. It came with... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

probably the biggest breakfast menu i have ever seen. mexican influences to the menu. most clientele seemed local. our food was excellent - freshly made and cooked. I have been there twice now and would go again

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Ate brunch with family. Huge servings of pancakes and the burger was awesome. Crinkle fries were great. Quick to be seated in busy time and staff was very attentive. Disappointed I could not get back for another meal.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to inform me that you are very disappointed. I want to assure you that correcting this situation is as important to us as it clearly and justifiably is to you. Please contact me at jinkyscafe@gmail.com so we can talk further and encourage you to try us again. Thank you for bringing this matter to... More 

Tulare, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Wow what a wonderful review....5 stars. While not everyone rates our business as a 5 star, please know that we rate each and every customer a 5 star. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe More 

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

Wow what a wonderful review....5 stars. While not everyone rates our business as a 5 star, please know that we rate each and every customer a 5 star. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Matt, 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. Gratefully, Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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