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Jinky's Cafe

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Santa Monica
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1447 2nd Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Santa Monica, CA
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Value, accommodating service and fairly good food makes this a winner for breakfast. Four of us had 3 coffee, 1 pumpkin pancakes (very good), two egg white orders of scrambled eggs, one hot cakes, 2+2 (scrambled eggs & two strips of bacon)......good and the bacon was nice and crisp as I like it, one order of bacon...all of this came... More 

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great choice for breakfast!! I had a bmo scramble and it was delicious! My husband had the oatey oatey pancakes and they too were delicious! Coffee was great and the service was quick and very good.

Thank JRae65
Canberra, Australia
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446 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Healthy tasty food. The BGT scramble (basil garlic tomato) was well prepared with fresh ingredients. Appreciated that there was a smaller sized serving to select (with the inclusion of toast and fruit was perfect size for me). The Bombay roll was also a winner. Coffee a decent brew for an American cafe. Of course - for those of you with... More 

Thank linbinpin
Dayton, Ohio
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place looking to have lunch. There are so many places to choose from and we just walked by and tried it. We are happy we did. Service was excellent and everyone was very pleasant. Café atmosphere. The salad with goat cheese was excellent and the right portion was the half size. The chicken sandwich with pesto... More 

Thank eric s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice cafe with friendly staff, the food was nice (it was expensive but got a big meal), if you cannot eat a big meal, you should probably share with a friend/ family member. The menu has a lot of things you can order (which is good, but hard to make a desist ion on what to... More 

Thank Sophiaava
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended us to go and as guests of the hotel(ocean view hotel) we were given a 10 percent discount.It is a popular place so we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Menu is extensive with Everthing you expect and more.Portions are big so if you are not big eaters you can easily share a sandwich.... More 

Thank Marianne B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, 3 kids and I went here for breakfast one morning while staying at the Shore Hotel, where they recommended we try Jinky's. It was definitely a good experience, and really good food. I mean, it's breakfast food, so it's not like there's anything mind-blowing happening there, but it was very good. The staff was very friendly and attentive.... More 

Thank Dave S
Baltimore, Maryland
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast. It's nothing special, but they have a super big menu with tons of choices for breakfast and lunch. Food was decent and service was good. Wouldn't rush back but it was fine for what we were looking for....a quick meal on the go! They did offer lots of healthier options which was nice!

Thank Marlena W
Santa Monica, California
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed breakfast, fresh pastry with generous sides of jam. Lunch was ordinary, my sandwich seemed like a fast food item. The coffee selection is very good.

Thank SMOgal
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast to affordable prices.Many different choises in the meny.The are wery god at healthy food and glutenfree food.Lovely and Great Staff!We went there many Times at ours trip to santa monica.

Thank Chrille T

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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, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
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 Street, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 13109173311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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