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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1447 2nd St, Fl 1, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3404
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
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...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.

Reviewed 3 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...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!!!

Reviewed 3 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...More

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

5 stars!! Thank you!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

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

Thank you for the nice review!!!!

Reviewed 15 April 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
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place was right next to our hotel so the walk was nothing. We had a very short wait the first time so we could see the place was popular. The menu is nice and has a lot if items, it took some thinking to...More

Thank smokeater55
Alan V, Owner at Jinky's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again!!!

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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Sandra C
Do they offer a month parking pas at a discounted price for employees
2 January 2017|
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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!