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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
+1 310-917-3311
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we have been twice to Jinky's and will not go again. Our first visit should have been a warning. The place is very popular with the "quantity over quality" segment of Santa Monica and visitors. We found our huge portions bland and tasteless, which not even an array of hot sauces could revive. So, if quantity is what you are... More 

Thank dl5490
Edessa, Greece
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

we just wanna have breakfast.we went to jinkys which was the closest to our hotel.the breakfast was fair enough to fill your stomach and give us energy to explore the city.the service was slow as hell.i cannot say that it worthed the delay.

Thank doit776951
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has a pleasant breakfast before going to Palisades Park and the Santa Monica Pier. Good service, pleasant surroundings, and many good menu choices. Will visit again.

Thank StephenPumilia
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular spot so you may have to wait for a table as place was full. Absolutely massive menu with dozens of things to choose from. Good and friendly service

Thank Julie B
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Jinky's for lunch the other day. We had been before on another trip and try to stop by each time we go. Had lunch this time, I ordered the tuna melt and was not disappointed. It was huge and freshly made. Portions are generous here so be prepared. Luckily, we were there in the early afternoon after... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to serving you again. More 

Santa Monica, California
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116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for the definition of a 'hidden gem', look no further. Jinky's is a top food haven disguised as a coffee shop/cafe. If you walk by too fast you'll miss it since it sits back off the street. My reason for eating there is their chili. It come in several degrees of spicy from somewhat hot to... More 

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

5 stars!! Thank you! We are glad you tried our chili!!! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eat here twice for breakfast during our 4 day stay in Santa Monica. Great service and flexibility with your order. You could have whatever combination of breakfast you wanted and loads of coffee & water refills. Can't be a better place to go for a great breakfast that will keep you going all day!

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

5 stars!! Thank you!!! More 

Michigan, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice as it was a convenient breakfast option. Good menu with a lot of options and we all liked what we chose.

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

5 stars!!! Thank you! More 

New York
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Considering the location, the menu was reasonably priced and the food was great. A large part of their menu is devoted to breakfast/lunch items plus a whole page dedicated to various chili dishes only. The seasonings on our dishes gave the food a little pizzazz and it was a nice detour from the hectic pace on Ocean Avenue. There were... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review!!!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here for breakfast, seemed very overpriced for what was on offer. Was disappointed as the reviews rated this place so highly.

Thank Pattriick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 310-917-3311
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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