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Jinky's Cafe

1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3458
310-917-3311
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Ranked #53 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Thousand Oaks, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I frequent this restaurant and each time the food is good and the service is great. This is a very popular place so if you want breakfast go within 60 minutes of them opening or after the lunch rush, otherwise there will be a wait. Although I like the food, the biggest plus is the staff. They are all very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Jinky's Cafe has one of the most extensive, exciting, interesting breakfast menus I've ever seen. I think this must have got me thinking I would order something different. After twelve rounds of 'what would you recommend?' with the waiter I plumped for the eggs Benedict: A breakfast classic, I know, but something I'd never had. It was absolutely delicious. I... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Four of us went for a mid-morning breakfast during the week and we each got what we wanted...omelet, crepes, pancakes and classic American egg breakfast. The chicken and rosemary omelet ranked the highest in our group. We got there at the right time...before the line started after 10:30.

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Toulouse, France
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here for breakfast. At 09:30 we had to queue to get in. The breakfast menu is extensive and most people should be able to find something. The tea and orange juice came quickly, but we waited quite long before someone came to take the main order. The quality of the food was good. We found the price to be... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our food was good, the waiters were accommodating ( but a little slow), and the price wasn't to bad. I like the fact they had gluten free items on the menu as well. My wife ordered a macchiato and didn't really know that a macchiato is a different drink than you get at starbucks. She got a double espresso with... More

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Bangalore, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The menu is extensive and they serve some very novel dishes that are spicy with an Indian flavour. We went for brunch and the portions were so huge we didn't have any dinner that day. Gets crowded, so be prepared to wait for a table. Service is quick and efficient. The beef soup is the one to order.

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WEllington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing breakfast/brunch /lunch menu. It all looked great and made it hard to choose. Friendly staff and well priced

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uk
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Place is busy AM, very busy. Portions are generous enough depending on what you're ordering. Service good but definitely pricey. Good place to start the day.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you want a massive plate of food and you're not worried about your diet then this is the place for you. We decided to try Jinky's as the reviews were good and it was close to our hotel. We came in for breakfast and ordered wholewheat pancakes with goji berries and walnuts and the chilli omelette. Both were massive!... More

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Food was decent, nothing special and a little overpriced. Coffee I thought was bad - hotel coffee was better. They did had a big menu, so if you want a lot of variety they've got it and the service was good. If your willing to walk 10 minutes, go to m street kitchen instead, you get better, fresher food for... More

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