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 Allyson P. 5/24/2014 **** VALLEY VILLAGE, CA
I love this place and I love that I live so close to it!
I tend to have a hard time finding places where I can order something healthy and still think it is worth not just staying home and making myself. The menu has a lot of healthy options which is nice. I have had the quinoa burger, quinoa salad and my fav.-the bombay scramble. The bombay scramble is basically scrambled egg whites with some veggies rolled into two small tortillas and comes with a side of fruit which I usually substitute sweet potato fries instead. The menu has a lot of variety so it is great for groups.
There is a nice outside patio which is where I usually prefer to be seated. Inside is a bit more like a diner but not bad.
The staff is always nice although I do think they can sometimes be a bit disorganized. Almost every time I go here I have three different waiters asking if they can get me started with a drink order, even though I have already put my order in. They seem to have a lack of communication between the staff-which can cause some delay in service. Other than that...I have no complaints. I am a pretty picky eater and they always get my order right!
Definitely worth a try!
REVIEWS Kate M. 4/24/2014 ***** 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. 3/17/2014 ***** 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 quesadila!). Their breakfast potatos 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 Kimberly W. 2/14/2014 ***** Calabasas, CA
Well, my most recent experience with Jinky's was finally on par with its food. I went back yesterday for lunch because I was craving their Rosemary Omelet, and the service was vastly improved. The host staff was friendly and admirably efficient; I was impressed with how quickly they had people moving in and out of the restaurant.
We waited a few minutes, but only because they were busy, and we were seated as soon as there was an opening. Even though they were crowded, the restaurant was well-staffed, so we were attended to and served quickly. Everyone was very polite and friendly (entirely new staff), and somehow, it wasn't even as impossibly loud as it used to be.
I must admit that the owner really took the comments I've seen on here to heart, and Jinky's is back to being my go-to place. In fact, I think it's going to be my new happy hour place- great deals on good food and drinks, and their sangria is wonderful. Very pleased with all of the changes that have been made!
REVIEWS 2/15/2014 **** D. H. Santa Monica, CA I've mostly eaten breakfast here, had lunch once... having sampled several things from the menu, everything has been good and the service is consistent. They have two rooms, a counter area, and a lot of regulars. Weekend brunches draw a crowd and long wait times, weekdays are more user friendly.
REVIEWS 1/24/2014 ***** Brady H. Westlake Village, CA This place was great! [is] I went here with my friend Sunday for Breakfast and it was really good. I got the Santa Fe scramble and my friend got a stack of the Red Velvet pancakes - both were fantastic. Our server was incredibly charming and helpful. I went in around 1:45pm and they were pretty busy; we had to wait about fifteen minutes to sit down but it was kind of nice, sort of reminded me of all those fun Santa Barbara cafes where everyone waits. Free coffee outside while you wait! So no complaints about that. I went back for dinner tonight (Monday night, figured it might be a little slower) and it was just as good. I had the same server as Sunday and he recognized me and remembered what I got last time (which was fun). I feel like I'm starting to become a regular. I'll definitely be going back. One star for nice staff, one star for good food, one star for the nice building, one star for helping Agoura finally get a good breakfast joint, and one star for the heck of it.
REVIEWS 1/10/2014 ***** Sue B. Janesville, WI
My husband and I frequently travel out to California...simply because we are tired of Wisconsin...AND BIG TIME NOW with all that is occurring in our state. When in the area we ALWAYS stop at Studio Cafe in Sherman Oaks. This last time out to CA we ventured to wine country and were very happy to stumble upon SC's sister restaurant, Jinky's Kanan Cafe. What a delightful spot and setting! The restaurant borders bike and hiking trails...which makes for great outside sitting. The ambience is perfect inside...with friendly staff and stylish-hip decorating. Always love the pumpkin pancakes...I hate syrup and they are so tasty without having to drench them in anything! After a few days up north we ventured back and how could we not resist stopping AGAIN? This time for lunch. I had the Kobe Burger and my husband had the Chicken Parmesan Ciabatta....one word "yum"! Both my husband and I have extensive backgrounds in restaurants...considering this sweet little spot had only been open a handful of days it was impressive how professional and efficient they were operating. Kudos to you Jinky's Kanan Cafe....you have won the hearts of this Wisconsin couple! Hope to see you again SOON!
REVIEWS 1/3/2014 ***** Amanda V. San Jose, CA
Stopped here on a drive down to L.A. with some friends who insisted we stop because it was one of their favorites. It was amazing. I got a stack of HUGE "Oaty Oaty Cakes" (Oat something or other pancakes) and they were fantastic, I ate the leftovers cold straight from the fridge the next morning and they were still amazing. Everyone I know who has been here has absolutely loved it and the staff are amazing, not to mention an awesome ambiance. Can't wait to go back.
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