11/24/2014 **** Trish M. Los Angeles, CA
Let me preface this review by saying that I am only speaking of the breakfast food and the atmosphere in the morning/early afternoon.
First and foremost, coffee. I love that they bring you a little carafe of coffee so you can keep your cup filled and aren't ever running on empty desperately trying to flag down a waiter to fill your cup. ** Please note, I am not saying the staff is difficult to get a hold of. They are very attentive and I have never felt inconvenienced by bad service here.
I love breakfast food and healthy breakfast food when available. Jinky's has an EXTENSIVE breakfast menu featuring many egg white only options and even vegan options. Tofu scramble is great, but be warned it's SPICY!
They offer a very flavorful pesto that pairs really well with many of their omelets and breakfast sandwiches. It's particularly good for dipping their tater tots in.
Yes, although I like healthy food, I can't resist a tater tot. Jinky's tots are particularly good, crispy outside while still being soft on the inside.
I have looked over their lunch and dinner menus in the thoughts of perhaps coming for a later meal in the future, but I have never seen anything too enticing. If I were t come for another meal I would probably still end up ordering breakfast, which they do (bless their little hearts) serve all day.
11/2/2014**** Natalie W. Woodland Hills, CA
Love this place for breakfast! Yummy options, huge portions, and lovely patio and indoor seating. The wait staff has always been friendly and accommodating during my visits. Highly suggested
10/20/2014****Jamie C. Los Angeles, CA
Jinkys Cafe has a huge menu, maybe a little too big.
I've thumbed through their menu many times and ended up with a club sandwich on one occassion and lemon curd pancakes everytime there after.
The pancakes are killer, you've got to like sour to like these and they are!
Jinky's cafe used to be dangerously close, walking distance, from our humble abode.
If you drive in, it's a great place to grab breakfast before the beach (if you exit Kanan Rd). Jinky's shares the same parking lot at Trader Joes.
10/15/2014 **** Gwen M.Thousand Oaks, CA
Yummy chili. $2 beers!
10/1/2014 ***** John O. La Mirada, CA
Stopped in today for lunch, had a cheese burger that was very good, a bowl of pork chili that was great, (actually the best I ever had) and a couple of ice cold beers on the patio. The service was very good. The bill came to $25 witch I thought was very reasonable. Good food, cold beer, nice atmosphere... I'll be back!
9/9/2014 ***** Aubrey J. Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, CA
Best place for a Sunday Brunch!
Bottomless mimosas? "Yes Please!"
Food is great too! Something for everyone on the menu and everything I've ordered has come out hot and delicious!
Love this spot!
9/7/2014 ***** Suzi b. North Hollywood, CA
Bottomless mimosas, a great patio, not too bad of a wait time and great service. My friends and I love this place. Parking can sometimes be a little tricky but otherwise terrific all around.
9/3/2014 *** Dani S. West Palm Beach, FL
Everyone at the table ordered the Desparado, it was good, not the best we've ever had. Service was okay. Price was average. Menu is huge!
8/28/2014 *** Amy B. Porter Ranch, CA
I always wanted to try this place but never really got around to it. I went with a couple friends to grab lunch today and overall it was a nice experience but not something I see myself going back for. We waited just five minutes and the guy at the host stand was very nice along with the wait staff. The place itself is a good size and has a nice outdoor area too. But the food wasn't anything too special. I got the Italian egg sandwich with potato fries - it was good but just nothing I see myself craving down the road. Huge menu though!
8/20/2014 ***** Cody A. Los Angeles, CA
This is my go to spot with my girlfriend anytime we want a casual meal. It's really laid back, there's always parking, never a wait, and of course the food is really good.
If I was stranded on an island and only had access to their chicken fajitas I'd be content. I usually end up getting the server that looks like Macaulay Culkin and he's great.. Attentive, nice, all that good stuff.
If you're in the mood for a casual dining experience without the hassles of your typical LA experience (no parking, lines, packed restaurant) then this is your spot.
8/14/2014 ***** Adrienne A. North Hollywood, CA
EVERYTHING here is good, from the food to the service to the bar. Best Bloody Mary I've ever had. My husband loves the breakfast burritos, I'm a fan of the pumpkin waffles. Dinner is good here, too! My waiter handled my difficult mother-in-law amazingly well.
Parking is a pain on the weekends but there is street parking too. And we love to see all the dogs sitting outside in the sunshine under umbrellas. We really love this place!
8/7/2014 **** Jamie M. Los Angeles, CA
I really love having breakfast here. Large patio, good food, bar, friendly service. Just a comfortable place to relax and eat. We drive 25 minutes to have breakfast here. (I MUCH prefer the atmosphere here to the Sherman Oaks' Jinky's.) It's also open late.
8/6/2014 **** Angel D.Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
This place was good. The host and waiters was nice. Their mac and cheese was average but their hot chocolate was great.
7/29/2014 ***** Jesse O. Los Angeles, CA
Request sara as your server. She is amazing. Then get the bottomless mimosas. Then have the most delightful brunch ever.
7/27/2014 ***** rtm r. Los Angeles, CA
Food was great! I had French Toast with eggs and bacon. It came out nice and Hot! My butter was melting on my French toast this made me very happy! Most places I have to send my French toast or waffle back because it's cold and the butter won't melt my aunt got the Bombay scrambled Roll was absolutely wonderful! I had a bite Daniel is a good attentive server. Even though it was very busy he still did a great job!
7/24/2014 * Mitch M. N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Food was good but not fantastic. However, employees that were there one Sunday brunch were young, impolite, discourteous, and rude. My wife had to step out to nurse our baby and as she walked toward the exit she slipped on a wet spot but she was able to catch herself although the baby was a bit shaken up and cried. There were two employees that stood there and did not even offer to ask or stepped forward to assist my wife to see if her and the baby were okay. I wanted to make a scene but was able to compose myself decided to just leave. It seemed that these "kids" are inexperience in customer service as well as their lack of empathy and courtesy.
7/23/2014 ***** Jasmine S. Los Angeles, CA
I eat here pretty often. This is my favorite place to get savory crepes! And their coffee thermos is a great idea. I love the service and the dog friendly outdoor environment.
7/22/2014 Jimmy G. Sparks, NV
Jinkys is so amazing the menu is very eclectic with so many delicious things to choose from. I usually go there for breakfast. The chili is so good and so are their house made breakfast potatoes. Parking situation isn't ideal that's the only negative to this place.
7/21/2014 ***** Kristan D. Van Nuys, CA
Great place for breakfast or lunch! Cheap drinks but delicious, you can either get an ice ice cold bottle of beer or a great mixed drink for super cheap!! The chili is awesome!!!! Especially if you like spicy and no beans! Must get an order of tater tots!! Share with the table!
Also dog friendly on the patio!
7/21/2014 *** Dan S. Burbank, CA
Had breakfast here with the girlfriend. I went french toast and she went pancakes and we were both impressed. They have an impressive chili menu and I'll be curious to come back and try some of those. If you go on weekends, might want to pack some earplugs as it's a very family-friendly place, which means screaming babies/children! BE WARNED!
Oh, also LOOK FOR STREET PARKING!! They have a parking lot but it is the worst parking lot known to man. If you park in the back section of it, good luck getting out as it's only ONE WAY and as your trying to turn around to get out, more people will be trying to get in only to realize there's no more room, so then they start to turn around... JUST AVOID IT. Park on the street. You'll be much happier, trust me.
7/14/2014 **** Britta G. Los Angeles, CA
I really enjoyed this place! The menu is huge, and they have the BEST tater tots on earth.
I built my own scramble with mushrooms, avocado, and cheddar cheese. The ingredients were very fresh and I thought it was a great deal for $11.99 (came with tater tots and two pieces of toast).
7/12/2014 *** Dan C. North Hollywood, CA
Jinky's is janky. Friendly staff and plenty of space inside and out but my vegan dish tasted a bit funky and the coffee was simply terrible. And all I wanted was a cup but got a $3.50 pot. I give them credit for big menu selection, staff, and layout but the actual food experience left a bad taste in my mouth. Literally
7/11/2014 ***** Rachelle L. Los Angeles, CA
I love this place! When my husband or friends ask me where I want to go for breakfast I always say Jinky's Studio City Cafe!
I love that they have so many options on their menu. I always get the iced green tea. It is Super delicious, and Super refreshing. My favorite is creating my own scramble. Everytime I've been in there I've always had really good service. They have many locations but this one has a patio. People bring their dogs so you must love dogs to sit out there.
The Studio City location is my favorite! I love the Sherman Oaks location too, but the patio at this location wins me over =)
Peace, Love, and happy Yelping to you all =)
7/10/2014 * S. O. Los Angeles, CA
Food was delicious and reasonably priced, bottomless mimosas were great but the one star review is for the poor service from our server "Tommy P". The front of house workers were amazing, the wait for two people was very short.
Tommy was friendly and cutesy until halfway through our meal, then he started rushing us like crazy. I ordered two extra sides and he rolled his eyes each time, presumably because we weren't eating/drinking as fast as he'd like. Our mimosa, coffee and water carafes went from being fully refilled to being only filled halfway. Toward the end of the meal he gave us MAJOR attitude about refilling our water (lol, what?!) by saying "I refilled these once already." I couldn't believe it. Then when my husband went to the bathroom as I was signing the check, Tommy swoops in the second he sees I'm finished and GRABS THE RECEIPT OUT OF MY LAP! I did leave a big tip because the FoH workers and food were just great.
But to Tommy- Dude, I get it. You want to turn the table to get more tips but honestly, you suck. If we ever go back we'll be sure to request anyone other than Tommy P. Learn some customer service, buddy. You do not reach down and grab the check from a woman's lap. Shame on you.
7/8/2014 ***** Micki B. VALLEY VILLAGE, CA
This place is my Sunday brunch Mecca. This location in particular is really nice for indoor or outdoor seating, and even though it gets busy I feel like I've always had fast service.
Spare yourself and just park on Colfax. The lot is sometimes merciful, but there's also a crossfit studio in the plaza and you could potentially run over someone doing burpees in the parking lot. No, seriously.
The menu is HUUUUGE. You want pancakes, waffles, French toast? Done. Maybe egg Benedict, an omelet, or an innovative combo? Done. There's a ton of sandwiches and salads to choose from too. Each day they have about half a dozen chilis on tap, and will let you sample them beforehand. For the vegetarian, the chili isn't that great but everything - and I mean everything - on the menu can be tweaked or adjusted for whatever your dietary needs are.
It's all a bit hazy, but if you need recommendations I'd say: Santa Fe Scramble, Bananas Foster Pancakes, Rosemary Omelet, and the Himalayan (beef) chili are excellent.
7/5/2014 ***** Ryan M. Los Angeles, CA
How many places can you find willing to serve bottomless mimosas on a Friday? Jinky's is one of the few. Great place, nice clean and busy. Definitely a studio city favorite. I didn't see any celebs but I was mostly paying attention to my own date and downing mimosas! Beside the champagne with a lighter citrus not quite OJ but very flavorful, we had the Nutella crepes which came out perfectly. We also ordered an omelette which was very thick and flavorful. I thought maybe a touch salty but I wasn't complaining. Service was wonderful and attentive and knew when to give my date and I some space. We never felt rushed or pressured to leave. I definitely enjoyed jinky's all around. We got out of there paying 58 dollars for two people, two entrees and each had the bottomless mimosas for 15 dollars each with purchase of an entree. Can't wait to go back!
7/4/2014 **** Melissa F. Chatsworth, CA
Went here for the first time. Ordered banana, strawberry and almond pancakes for about $12.99 and a small orange juice for $3.00. The stack was only 2. I think it's overpriced as it's nothing special but it is very fresh and it tasted great just basic. Service was good. I had to wait for the check for awhile but other than that cool breakfast place nothing out out of the ordinary.
7/3/2014 **** Amanda S. Malibu, CA
The breakfast here is sooo good. They also do not rush you when you are eating.
Nice staff and they always get my order correct.
6/22/2014 **** Julie F. Santa Monica, CA
A ton of options on the menu. Came here for Sunday brunch and was not disappointed. We will definitely be back to try more items in the future. My boyfriend had the Huevos Chili with the El Paso Chili and loved it. I had the make-your-own flatbread pizza. Both were really good and they were big portions.
6/15/2014 **** Aj E. Central LA, CA
Food was great and they have a lot of selection. Also a very nice place to eat at. Right next to hotel Carmel which doesn't have the best of breakfast to offer.
6/2/2014 ***** Mark W. Overland Park, KS
Had a very good breakfast selection for me and my family. Good food and service, a nice local cafe feel.
4/28/2014 **** Su L. Culver City, CA
Attended the yelp elite event at this place. I was very impressed by the great service and how friendly and helpful the servers were. This place has awesome chili - tried at least 3 types of chili, one of which has some Indian twist. All of them were great! Love the red velvet pancakes with fresh fruit. On top of everything else and the cute interior, a solid four star joint.
4/20/2014 ***** Brandon L. Avalon, CA
It's really just a solid breakfast spot with a ton of options. My girlfriend had the chili jumble and said it was "legit". I had the French toast combo and I must say- their French toast is awesome. Overall i like jinkys and I'll probably miss it when I move out of the neighborhood.
3/9/2014 ***** David S. Encino, Los Angeles, CA
First time, been told by many I need to go. Lunch was great chili was delicious and spicy. Had all the garnish on the side and loved it. Wings were amazing just as the menu states. Spinach is salad was a little too chopped it bruised a little, but still good. Red velvet Oreos were just ok, not what I was expecting.
3/6/2014 **** Ashley M. Agoura Hills, CA
I've eaten here probably fifty times and have always had a good meal.
They have a very broad menu so there is something for everyone. They have daily chili specials which I often try. The heat level can vary by day, but it's always good.
If you're in the area check it out.
casualtraveler2011 12/31/2013 ***** Sacramento,CA
California“waiters can make the difference”A lot of times, regardless of the food, if you have a good waiter/waitress, your meal is just better! We went for lunch last week and all three meals were good. They serve different variations of chilies, some much hotter than others. I supposedly had the mildest one and I found it quite spicy! The chicken curry salad sandwich was a little bland but the turkey and pesto sandwich on a ciabatta bread was so big, we took it home as a left over. The Kobe hamburger was delicious. They have a full bar. Our waiter couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. It a great neighborhood family restaurant.
Hillary K. 11/27/2013 ***** Valley Village, CA
I cannot believe I have just discovered this awesome place! $12.99 all you can drink Mimosa? Um, hell yeah! I had the chili scrambler on tater tots with the turkey chili the server recommended, and it was to die for! I kid you not, so damn good.
Bubbaswich 11/19/2013 ***** Ipswich, MA
Worth a visit I love coming here I ordered the pancakes and they were great. Everyone else said there meals were very good as well. normally the place is packed but today it was quiet but it was early.
babyelle2000 11/4/2013 ***** Santa Monica, CA
Great breakfast in Santa Monica We travelled from Hollywood to have breakfast here. What a great decision! The service was excellent, and the food was even better! They gave us a complimentary taste of the 6 different types of chilli that were on the menu for the morning, and then the meals were delivered quite fast considering the place was packed! The meals were HUGE, and despite our best efforts, none of us finished them. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely call in again if we weren't on our way back to Australia...
Michelle V. 3/4/2013 **** Franklin Park, NJ
Cute little brunch place near the beach and 3rd street promenade. Came here on a Monday with a group of 6. There was no wait, and we were seated promptly. The food was very good, but -1 star for the price, it was a little overpriced for what they serve. But what can you expect for a place close to the beach and shopping?
I got the 2+2+2, with the flaky French toast. The French toast was amazing. That was worth the extra $1. I just wish that you didn't have to pay an extra $1 for real maple syrup. Ordered the bacon extra crispy, but came out a little too burnt. My husband got the Santa Fe omelette, and it was huge. It came with 2 corn tortillas, pea guacamole, and sour cream. I tried the pea guacamole and it was so interesting! It tasted slightly different from regular guacamole and had a little kick to it. My dad got the all American sandwich, and again the serving was huge.
Overall my family enjoyed our breakfast. The service was very good. The waitress came to check on us frequently and made sure our coffee pot was always full. Looking forward to coming here again next time we visit Santa Monica.