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Jinky's Cafe

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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
13109173311
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to the beach while on vacation. Food was great, excellent portion size and the price was right where I expected. Service was great and friendly!

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Thank Kelti B
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A monster menu and everything looked great. No chance of leaving here hungry. We got a table real quick and serve just as quickly. Be prepared to wait for a table on busy days

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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

On a recent trip to Santa Monica we ended up coming here twice in the two days we stayed. The menu was huge and there were so many options it was an easy decision. They have a cute patio outside which was perfect for the group of us from Michigan who loved dining outdoors. Great variety of sweet and savory... More 

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Thank evanoost
Dickinson, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was staying in the hotel next door so this breakfast spot was a great location. The hours posted on the door said 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. but they have a 10 page menu. There was far too many things to choose from. I ordered the Italian breakfast sandwich. It was pretty bland. I expected more flavor. It came with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

probably the biggest breakfast menu i have ever seen. mexican influences to the menu. most clientele seemed local. our food was excellent - freshly made and cooked. I have been there twice now and would go again

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Thank Johnwgc
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Ate brunch with family. Huge servings of pancakes and the burger was awesome. Crinkle fries were great. Quick to be seated in busy time and staff was very attentive. Disappointed I could not get back for another meal.

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Thank travelin2much
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We thought our breakfast was pretty good. There is definitely choices for all. However, one incident brought my rating down from a 4 to a 3. My son wanted ketchup. There was no one around for several minutes. Finally one kid came by and I said "excuse me, could we get some ketch...." And before I got the word "ketchup"... More 

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Thank Ksparks66
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to inform me that you are very disappointed. I want to assure you that correcting this situation is as important to us as it clearly and justifiably is to you. Please contact me at jinkyscafe@gmail.com so we can talk further and encourage you to try us again. Thank you for bringing this matter to... More 

Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There were 15 in our group including ten 14 year olds. We ate at Jinky's two mornings in a row. The breakfast was fantastic with plenty of options for our group. The service was superb. We could not have enjoyed it more!

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Thank mesa1115
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. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe More 

Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Delicious, imaginative breakfast dishes. Large portions. Our waiter was very friendly and solicitous.

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Thank LMVCatonsville
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. Thank you, Jinky's Cafe More 

London, United Kingdom
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181 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 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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Thank Matt C
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Matt, 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. Gratefully, Jinky's Cafe Santa Monica More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
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
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
Description
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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