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Mellow Weekday Breakfast in Santa Monica?

chuckles Jul 15, 2006 06:06 PM

Any recs for a delicious but not-too-fancy weekday breakfast in Santa Monica (close to the Promenade if possible since my visiting friends will be staying at a hotel in that area)? It would have to be a place that's open by 9am... Thanks!

  1. Xericx Jul 15, 2006 07:36 PM

    Jinky's on 2nd and Broadway. They have a bunch of Chili-my-soul based egg breakfasts....

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      cupcake Jul 15, 2006 08:11 PM

      absolutely Jinky's!!!! It's my favorite breakfast place!!

      1. mintleaves Jul 15, 2006 09:18 PM

        Jinky's has the best frech toast! Strawberry flaky french toast with chocolate chips...not on their menu and sometimes not even on their specials board but ask for it, they'll make it for ya. Enjoy!

        1. Kitchen Queen Jul 15, 2006 10:41 PM

          Jinky's is great - most of the time. I love Bread and Porridge on Wilshire www.breadandporridge.com

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            DuckDuckMom Jul 16, 2006 01:51 AM

            PLEASE, skip Jinky's. The food is fine, the service S**cks. It's one of the few places I've left a 2% - 3% tip.

            Instead, try:

            Cora's: On Ocean. (South of Colorado, North of Pico) Limited menu and SEATING, Yum food.
            Georgian Hotel: (Ocean Ave. near Santa Monica Blvd.) Beautiful hotel w/ thoughtful food. Go early.
            Callahan's: (Wilshire @ 13th.) Good diner fare.
            Joe's: (Main St. @ Ashland) Great diner fare.
            Snug Harbor: (Wilshire @ 24th.) Very mellow. Patio. Good Eats!
            Broadway Deli: (B-way @ 3rd St.) Not liked by many on this board. But, I think they know how to cook eggs.
            Tacos Por Favor: (Olympic 2 14th) Breakfast burrito anyone ? Awesome !

            Mellow.. Summer.. Santa Monica...it's a hard find. I hope one of these places fits.


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            1. re: DuckDuckMom
              Xericx Jul 16, 2006 09:54 AM

              I've always had nice service at Jinkys. I've only gone on the weekdays though. Of those you mentioned, only Broadway deli is really walking distance to the promenade...Cora's sort of is.....There were some good thoughts on Jack And Jill's I believe....i haven't been yet, but I've been meaning to.....

              1. re: DuckDuckMom
                Hungry Like a Wolf Aug 1, 2006 07:08 PM

                Hey DuckDuckMom,

                what's price range on these places you mentioned above? I assume the Georgian Hotel will be pretty $$.


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                LicketySplit Jul 16, 2006 04:39 AM

                Hey, how about Back on the Beach? It's just a hop, skip, a jump, and a staircase down from the Promenade area, and smack-dab on the beach. Have an omelette while you wiggle your toes in the sand...so SoCal.

                I believe they open for weekday brekkie at 8 a.m. (but please call to confirm).

                445 Pacific Coast Hwy.
                Santa Monica, 90402
                (310) 393-8282

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                  MeowMixx Jul 17, 2006 06:30 PM

                  I like Jack n Jill's on Santa Monica & 5th

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                  1. re: MeowMixx
                    ciaolette Aug 1, 2006 02:36 AM

                    I tried Jack and Jills last week and I would not go back... My nephew had 3 pancakes, I had a fruit bowl with yogurt. With just h2o to drink, the bill came to almost $20-
                    My fruit bowl was a small portion of not great watermelon, some squished strawberries and 3 banana slices. The portion of yogurt was tiny, like about 1/3 of a cup.
                    The pancakes were OK, but also a small serving. The service was non-existent.
                    I really miss Pollys Pies, it was the best place to take a hungry kid for breakfast...

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                    Hungry Like a Wolf Aug 1, 2006 07:09 PM

                    where is Jinky's? address please. do they have website?

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                    1. re: Hungry Like a Wolf
                      igj Aug 1, 2006 08:44 PM


                      Jinky's is on 2nd Street, near Broadway.

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