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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 110
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    Very good
  • 30
    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
Great breakfast!

We came here to have breakfast. They served a lot! There are many options in the menu so you can order almost anything you have in mind. But if you are not a great of an eater, after having breakfast here you can arrived until dinner without having lunch between hours. We really love the omelettes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Estela L
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place was close to our hotel and very close to the beach and park. Breakfast items were diverse; the food was plentiful and reasonably,proced, considering we were in the heart of Santa Moinca. Will definitely visit again on our next trip to the beach!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here to have breakfast. They served a lot! There are many options in the menu so you can order almost anything you have in mind. But if you are not a great of an eater, after having breakfast here you can arrived until dinner without having lunch between hours. We really love the omelettes and pancakes. The only... More 

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Decided to stop by for breakfast whilst staying in Santa Monica after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Breakfast was excellent and we were not disappointed. Beware the portions are massive, so you could share. We did find it was slightly more expensive for breakfast but then there was a lot of food. Would highly recommend a visit for breakfast/brunch.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Good diner food served fast and with a smile. The menu is large and ranges from great breakfast items through lunch salads and sandwiches. The specialize in their chilies and that range in levels of heat. Can't go wrong here especially if you don't want anything fancy or expensive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So good - this was our go to place each morning. Hint: try the waffles with a side of the coconuts and berries - so good. The crunchy french toast is yummy as well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

we got here 10 mins befoer closing, they were happy to serve us but just wanted to let us know about closing time as they would like us to place our order promptly, we were told all this at the door so that we could chose if we wanted to stay which I thought was very fair of them. After... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fell into this place just looking for a bathroom. Ended up eating breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Pancakes, eggs, coffee were all top notch. Seating a bit cramped but overall we liked the place. Will have no issue returning.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Coffee is good. Orders were nitro omelet and scrambled egg crepes. Both were excellent and the were huge portions. Service was friendly and fast.

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Untervaz, Graubunden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Perfect breakfast for the start of the day on the beach. Big variety on the menu and always pretty booked. Best breakfast downtown Santa Monica

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great breakfast option, open very early . Lots of breakfast choices with friendly atmosphere. The pancakes were outstanding and coffee good.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
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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