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Jinky's Cafe

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Jinky's Cafe
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
310-917-3311
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great food anytime

Loved the eggs with chili! The sandwiches were great too. The staff was friendly and the lemonade was made with fresh mint. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
JCSTL
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Saint Peters, Missouri
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved the eggs with chili! The sandwiches were great too. The staff was friendly and the lemonade was made with fresh mint. Yum!

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Lutherville,md
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On Second Street in Santa Monica this is a good place for a quick satisfying breakfast. We had Sausage and eggs and a Belgian Waffle. Both were served quickly and hot. Also very good coffee.

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Chichester England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Ate breakfast here a couple of times, wow! Didn't need to eat for ages after! Lovely food, simple but clean décor, brilliant service and value!

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nice little cafe with a great breakfast menu, maybe a little pricey but they do have a discount arrangement with some of the nearby hotels so ask before ordering. The Turkey Sausage was a real hit with our table.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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99 reviews 99 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had breakfast here. I have yet to find any place with such an extensive menu with so many options and items. Almost every other person in this place at that time needed more time to go through it before placing their orders. We went early so were lucky to get free parking right in front of the place. We... More 

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Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel for a great place for breakfast so we went one morning. We were walking in when a wait staff ran by us and into the restaurant and slammed the door on us. Guess he must have been late for work! I ordered pancakes with sausage and eggs. The pancakes arrived a bit too... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A great cafe, whether you're alone or in company. Great coffee and amazing breakfast - eggs, pancakes etc. I wish I had discovered this place earlier, then I would have gone every day!

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Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our concierge recommended this. I am always game for a good dive restaurant, but, the food here was average at best. Thus, it was just a bad dive. The service was good though.

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Leeds
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited with friends who lived locally but were disappointed. Food overcooked for my taste. Service was swift but not attentive had to ask for coffee refills.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My daughter and I ate here three times the week we stayed in Santa Monica and loved it. The service is good and so is the coffee. My daughter tried many dishes like the eggs and crepes. The gluten free pancakes are delicious and they can be topped with fruits, cream, even pure maple syrup. They are a treat for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-917-3311

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm

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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?