REVIEWS 1/3/2015 ***** 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 11/19/2014***** Randy B Culver City, CA
I've been to 2 other Jinky locations, so I am a big time fan of their menu. Pages and pages of variations with meat/veg/vegan options, you gotta be a fool to not find something that sounds delicious.
Being next to Trader Joe's could be good thing, but the small parking lot for the demand could be nearly a disaster for your temper, or your car. It's the one draw back, well also, a little line if you come at peak times.
Breakfast burrito was my option for the day (and it was awesome, and double-good is the pea quacamole), but other locations I've tried: The Veracruz Talapia (AMAZING), and the Mexicali chili (I liked a lot, but small for the price).
Live on the wild side, try to find parking -- and go.
REVIEWS Rae E.9/30/2014 San Francisco, CA
You know what makes good food taste better? Great service! And that's exactly what I got today.
I was at Jinky's Cafe this afternoon with a large group of women for brunch. I had a delicious cobb salad, but the person sitting across from me had pancakes. As I stuck the fork with lettuce, avocado, chicken, egg, etc. in my mouth, I wished it was carbs. Specifically, in the form of the fluffy buttermilk pancakes dripping with syrup that was on a friends plate (can you tell I love bread/ carbs??!!).
The food was good, and the service was even better. Chris was the waiter for our tables, and he was fantastic. He was personable, funny, and quite charming.
REVIEWS Sandra S. 9/26/2014 ***** Los Angeles, CA
Fast, friendly, and yummy, what else can you ask for when it comes to a local cafe?
The menu has a wide variety of choices, whether you're looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, or something on the healthy side.
Best of all the service was great!
REVIEWS Beth V. 8/17/2014 ***** 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 quesadilla!). 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 Joe F. 6/10/2014 **** Santa Monica, CA
Breakfast place that tastes, well just like breakfast
I have to say Jinky's is one of my favorite breakfast places on the westside. It's almost on que that on weekend mornings after a long night out I want to go grab breakfast, and Jinky's has hit the spot routinely. Everything on the menu tastes great without being overcomplicated like a lot of restaurants tend to make things. I usually get the chili omelet due to the fact that they always have a large selection of chilis to pick from. Another favorite of mine and friends is the flaky french toast. It's like a flavor explosion in your mouth of breakfasty goodness.
If you order coffee they give your table its own pot, which comes in handy for someone like myself who requires more than one cup to get the day started. The staff is always friendly and are almost telepathic at times knowing you need things. This is great considering there have been mornings where I am not in the right frame of mind to be hassled with things or at times form coherent sentences.
The only real negative to this place is the parking and the wait at times. Since its so close to the promenade, parking in one of the structures can be frustrating. Also because of its location it can get pretty busy some mornings. I have grown to expect this anywhere though in Los Angeles that serves a good breakfast on the weekends. Now after writing this review I am really craving some waffles, hmmmm.......
REVIEWS Shuchi M. 4/8/2014 **** Fremont, CA
This place was walking distance from our hotel, we enjoyed breakfast here 2 days. Great for kids, lots of choices for Breakfast Brunch, quick fast service and good food. Skip the muffins.