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Jinky's Cafe

1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
+1 310-917-3311
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After seeing the reviews we ate here, however we thought there were better places in Santa Monica. Nothing major wrong - just a little out-dated for us.

Thank Alto2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very busy, which is always good indication. We did not have to wait long, the food was great, and they menu was huge.

Thank Leeanna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to check this place out due to the good review and close proximity to our hotel in Santa Monica. We were not disappointed. Great selection of various egg dishes, burritos, pancakes crepes and so on to satisfy your taste buds. Also there are...More

Thank Oleg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I happened on Jinky's Cafe and saw the sign that said they served breakfast all day. Unfortunately they were closing in 5 minutes. We went to the door and asked if they were still serving and the said sure, come on in....More

Thank asp921
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here today and we both enjoyed it. The food was good and the service was spot on. I had the buttermilk pancakes and bacon. She had a plain bagel. We both had coffee to drink. 😀

Thank Matt R
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

5 stars!! Thank you for having breakfast with us!!!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came in around brunch He had a hamburger and I had a egg quinoa bowl. I asked how big the bowls were as i was pretty hungry. The waitress said they were pretty good size. When we got our food my...More

Thank Melisx33
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant!

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Very conveniently located by the Santa Monica Pier. Great food. My daughter had the savory crepes and I had the chilaquiles. Very spicy and filling for me. Also, the smoothies were very good. Highly recommend for breakfast.

Thank Matt H
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

5 stars!! Thank you!

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were swayed to give it a try because it was full and had Beverly Hills officers dining there. The meter and greeter was great, our server was rude. The people behind us were seated after us and both parties were served and left before...More

Thank Suzie2108
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast with great service. I ate Martin's Spicy Chilaquiles and it was good but as the name suggests, it was quite spicy and I wouldn't classify it as 'breakfast' but it was still good.

Thank Jemma S
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank dl5490
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: 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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