REVIEWS1/3/2015***** Mike G. Los Angeles, CA
I love their menu, and if you eat there during the week...never a wait.
They have an extensive menu, really friendly servers, and very fair pricing. I've eaten there at least a half dozen times, and never one complaint from me.
The decor is fine, but it's more of a breakfast/brunch place anyway, so decor doesn't matter much for those meals..
REVIEWS 1/3/2015 **** Jason L. Simi Valley, CA
Solid family Cafe off the 118 on Arboles.
Location shares a parking lot with Ciscos and a strip mall so there is plenty of shopping. We went on a Friday night and it was nearly empty, which was concerning. The prices were reasonable; perhaps $3-4 higher per plate than you'd expect from similar cafes.
The service was 3-4 stars. Not great, but not terrible. The food was good overall. I got a Chicken Parm Sandwich which was tasty. My son had a flat bread pepperoni pizza which was pretty large and tasted good. My wife had a grilled chicken sandwich. Overall, the food was fresh and well prepared. Drinks were refilled after a short delay, but we didn't have to chase after the waitress.
The restaurant has nice booths and large TV's to watch sports. Frankly was surprised it was so empty on a Friday night.
Overall, a nice cafe to grab a bite. Family of four cost $60 after tip. Bit high for a cafe, but not crazy expensive. 4 stars.
REVIEWS 12/19/2014 ***** Kira B. Thousand Oaks, CA
I had been wanting to try this place for awhile and finally did this evening. The menu is HUGE and they have all kinds of options for anyone with a different kind of diet. I had a vegan breakfast that consisted of wild rice, tofu, and veggies with a side of tater tots. I can't resist tater tots! It was great except a bit too spicy for my tastes... next time will request that they go easy on the spice. Actually, next time I'll be ordering some of those delicious pancakes. We sat at the counter, which is always my preferred spot in a diner. Our server was awesome... didn't catch his name but he was a very friendly young guy who was doing a fabulous job behind the counter. Can't wait to go back for pancakes!
REVIEWS 12/03/2014 *** Kathleen B Agoura Hills, California USA
Good Local Food
Good for breakfast and lunch. Nice and large menu with something for everyone. BrEakfast is,my favorite and menu has lots of sweet and savory options. Normal prices and comfortable atmosphere. My experience has been that service is slow but not terribly.
REVIEWS 26/11/2014**** ZONATRVLRS Tucson, Arizona
Nice little cafe with a great breakfast menu, maybe a little pricey but they do have a discount arrangement with some of the nearby hotels so ask before ordering. The Turkey Sausage was a real hit with our table.
REVIEWS Abhi T. 2/24/2014 ***** Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA
One of my favorite breakfast places! And good for lunch and dinner too. Jinky's has lots of vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten free stuff, which I love. The people are really friendly too :)
REVIEWS Kate M. 2/17/2014 ***** Montréal, QC
Cute place with very friendly servers. I had the Santa Fe Scramble and all I can say is WOW. Perfect balance of veggies, eggs and chorizo, with the very inventive and great addition of corn tortilla strips for a little crunch! I was skeptical about the pea guacamole since I'm not a huge fan of peas, but it was delicious and seasoned just right! I loved it so much I tried to go back the next day and the day after, but they had lost power. I am definitely going back for more as soon as I can!
REVIEWS Beth V. 1/20/2014 ***** Los Angeles, CA
Jinky's is my favorite brunch in LA. ALWAYS worth braving the 3rd Street Promenade mess on the weekends. You can almost always find parking in one of the garages on 2nd street, even on a busy day. As for the restaurant, there may be a slight wait, but it's never been outrageous for me. Just remember, they won't sit incomplete parties!
I love Jinky's Favorite omelet, and ANY of the Mexican breakfast items (breakfast quesadila!). Their breakfast potatoes are always awesome, and I love their chilis (you can ask for a sample too). I've also thoroughly enjoyed all of the lunch items I have tried. Basically, I would eat here every day if I could. Definitely try it!
REVIEWS Kristine D. 1/12/2014 ***** Mountain View, CA
Friendly staff, great service, family atmosphere and a menu listing something for every taste --- that is what you'll find at Jinky's Kanan Cafe. We walked in without a reservation from the Homewood Suites just down the street. The folks at Jinky's were accommodating and welcoming, seating us at an outdoor table with a nice view of the landscape below their patio and even outfitting us with an outdoor heater.
My husband --- who is a very picky eater --- really enjoyed the Mexicali Fajitas. I highly recommend the Salmon Tikka Masala! This is dining at opposite ends of the spectrum while sitting at the same table! I was not kidding before when I said it was possible to find something for every taste! Jinky's also offers a decent kids menu.
All-in-all a great experience!
REVIEWS Frances B. 1/10/2012 ***** San Francisco, CA
I gave this place 5 stars, not for the food, but for the EXCELLENT service. I honestly wasn't feeling good the day I came here so I didn't order much and can't really comment on the food.
However, the SERVICE was AMAZING! My server knew I wasn't feeling good, and bent over backwards to accommodate my table and me. He kept coming by to check on us and see if we needed anything, and he offered some of the lighter choices on the menu so that I could have a small bite of something. My hubby ordered a sandwich and our friend ordered frittata, and both said their meal was delicious! Although I can't personally comment on the food, I will definitely bring business again! Thanks for the great service!
REVIEWS Tulip T. 6/29/2011 **** Palo Alto, CA I ordered the red, white, and blue waffles; which was a Belgian waffle topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and bananas with raspberry sauce and a side of whipped cream. I skipped the bananas and requested additional strawberries instead. While it wasn't the best waffle I've ever eaten, it was good. I think I'll order the French toast next time. Parking at Jinky's is a major challenge. The parking lot is very small, but there is thankfully street parking available. The meters accept credit cards. Be forewarned. Parking is strictly enforced in the area so be sure to mark the time you parked your car and remember to go back and feed the meter if you need more time.