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Jinky's Cafe

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Santa Monica
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast twice and set us up for the day, friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices

Thank Steven A
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had trouble deciding as there were so many options about 25 omelette, 6 Benedicts and 20 specialities. The chili scramble was delicious but glad I had read to only have small serve. My husband had the quinoa bowl with chicken and struggled to finish it. Will definitely go back I only rated it 4 as it was really hot-... More 

Thank TanSea
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the delicious breakfast burrito, very filling. My wife had the toast with avocado which was good but not as good as in Mel's diner. We shared a crispy french toast, something we never had before and its quite good. The place is cosy, and was not busy at 1030am so we were seated quickly but it took a... More 

Thank Noel D
Northridge, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my friend here last Sunday. You can get overwhelmed by the menus. Jinky's has great omelettes and scrambles - haven't tried the luscious looking pancake combos. Some of the breakfasts have a salsa made of green peas, and it's truly good! Honest! The best thing I noted recently is that you now get a choice with your selection of... More 

Thank rebwriter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot for breakfast with public parking next door. Try the green & white toast with fresh spinach, asparagus and grape tomatoes topped with a poached egg. Delicious!

Thank Judy T
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parking lot to this place is right next door. 90 minutes are free so it's so convenient to eat and run. My hubby and I tried this place for breakfast. I had the chilaquiles and my hubby had the hash eggs benedict. For him the hash had to much junk put in to it.almost everything he doesnt like but... More 

Thank m2347m
Oxnard California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For our monthly trek to Marina Del Rey, we decided to try Jinkys on our way home. I love breakfast for every meal so it was an easy choice. My wife got the Chilaquiles and I got the eggs hash Benedict. I would say the only knock to the hash was all the stuff they put in it. Instead of... More 

Thank John R
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe was recommended by our hotel. We had planned on visiting a different cafe for breakfast whilst in Santa Monica, but kept going back. The variety and and quality of breakfast options was excellent. The staff were friendly and always greeted us with a smile.

Thank SueGeorge86
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars!!! Thank you!!! More 

Rimini, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place for an usual 5.000 calories breakfast. Food is good and well cooked. Service not 5 stars but the staff is efficient. The Orange Juice is worth highlighting!

Thank Frankiedos
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

5 stars!!! Thank you! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want huge choice for your breakfast at a good price, Jinky's is the place to try in Santa Monica. Plenty of American Style dishes, and healthier options as well.

Thank Warwick M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 13109173311
Jinky's specializes in Breakfast with a full range of freshly made Pancakes, Crepes, Waffles and our specialty Flaky French Toasts. 20+ Flavors of Chili, Burgers,Sandwiches and large salads. A good Selection of Pizza and Pasta and Lunch offerings with South Western and International flavors. A very family friendly restaurant!

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