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Jinky's Cafe

Santa Monica
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1447 2nd Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 747-6533
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast at its best

Good service, good food, good prices. That's what I want in a restaurant no matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here before we left for the airport. The service was quite slow and the food was average. Would not make a trip back in a hurry!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good service, good food, good prices. That's what I want in a restaurant no matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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San Diego, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Jinky's Cafe is a place that you might walk passed without paying much attention, except for the huge numbers of people overflowing out the doors and onto the general sidewalk. I had absolutely no expectations, except that I knew that I was hungry and wanted an omelet, and maybe a pancake. After a 20 minute wait, we were seated, and... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love Jinky's for breakfast. The chef/cook always makes my egg whites and turkey bacon perfectly with fresh ingredients. It is very crowded in the mornings, but wait time is short. There is a City Garage close by to park, & it is two blocks from the Santa Monica Beaches, one block from the Third Street Promenade, and Santa Monica... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I eat at Jinky's whenever I'm in Santa Monica. The Huevos rancheros are amazing. I also like that they give you a full carafe of coffee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our way to the beach while on vacation. Food was great, excellent portion size and the price was right where I expected. Service was great and friendly!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A monster menu and everything looked great. No chance of leaving here hungry. We got a table real quick and serve just as quickly. Be prepared to wait for a table on busy days

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Okemos, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

On a recent trip to Santa Monica we ended up coming here twice in the two days we stayed. The menu was huge and there were so many options it was an easy decision. They have a cute patio outside which was perfect for the group of us from Michigan who loved dining outdoors. Great variety of sweet and savory... More 

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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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
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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