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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (68 reviews)
“potatoes” (24 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Jinky's twice while we were in Santa Monica and it is possibly the best breakfast place i have EVER eaten at. Plenty of healthy selections and normal and not so normal breakfast eats. Servings were huge! We even shared a plate of...More

Thank CoffeeRoaster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The breakfast menu at this breakfast cafe is amazing. So much to choose from. The only downfall was no substitutes but $1 for extras is still very reasonable. Great location, very good service and ample supply of tea, coffee and cold water. There was not...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the breakfast at Jinky's cafe. Really great omelettes if you like them. Nice breakfast atmosphere and they are only a few blocks from the beach.

Thank lvvacations
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great start to our holiday by having breakfast at Jinky's. Just around the corner from our hotel - the kids had amazing pancakes, and I had fabulous eggs.

Thank Sazinsoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for breakfast then give it a try. Great menu choices good service it is always busy. Try the coffee it is very good

Thank Biztravr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice and pleasant breakfast experience at Jinky's. Food was very good and the place was nice. Wait was a little long but great experience overall.

Thank 367PierreA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has one of the most expensive breakfast menus I’ve ever seen. It’ll take a while to get through make a decision. Then, if there’s nothing on the menu that you find that you like, they will let you make your own combinations. The...More

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

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again! Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick stop for a little kids lunch! Pancakes short stack to go! Score! Thanks for the quick service with a smile! Call ahead if you have a to go order and it's even easier! Thank you for making my little one smile!

Thank FlyingMommy2013
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to serving you and your little one again!!! ;) Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very prompt service. Food was HUGE! Latte- well, they tried. I’ll probably stick with pot of coffee in the future, I’ve heard that coffee (even espresso) in America is nothing like Australia.

Thank Ashleigh H
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again. Jinky's Cafe

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Our last morning in the US and we found Jinky's for breakfast. There is quite a Mexican touch to many of the menu items and we did experiment a little. All of our meals were substantial and very tasty. Just what was needed! I'd certainly...More

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

Thank you for spending your last US morning with us. We look forward to serving you again. Jinky's Cafe

Santa Monica
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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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