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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

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 24
    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
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
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
432 reviews 432 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Hungry for breakfast? We got the "Desperado" and the Chorizo in it was tasty! Also Belgium Waffles, Pork Sausage & Eggs. Traditional breakfast was just as good. Well...Perhaps my waffle could have been cooked just a little longer but it was still a delish morning bite. They have both indoor & outdoor seating. Overall the service there was friendly and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As I'm on a gluten-free and low sodium diet, it was not easy finding a restaurant that could accommodate. Especially not in Santa Monica. (Or perhaps I didn't look hard enough?) I must have had at least 3 breakfasts here during my weeklong stay. It was conveniently located next door to the Hotel Carmel, where I was staying (Tip: 10%... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is our third time to Jinky's. Great breakfast. We love it! Prompt service. Friendly staff. Different variety of sausage. Not greasy. Price is reasonable. Never have been disappointed. Always look forward to going to Jinky's for breakfast.

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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. 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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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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