Cafe Bink
Cafe Bink

Cafe Bink

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafebink.com/
  • Phone: 4804889796x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Monday-Sunday
    Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Mid-day 2pm-5pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily - 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, French American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Binkley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: It is our goal to bring the Cafe Bink dining experience to your home.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: In Carefree Marketplace
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Bink
Cafe Bink is the "little sister of Binkley’s Restaurant" where exceptional ingredients are prepared with straightforward simplicity. Many of the classic French food preparation methods are used, but Cafe Bink is a modern American cafe serving the best available local and organic products whenever possible.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Cafe Bink reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)great for outdoor dining (25)fit for foodies (24)scenic view (10)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (8)special occasion (5)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Always stellar!
    anyone
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We've come for brunch, lunch, and dinner. It's ALWAYS delightful in all respects and we recommend all the Binkley locations wholeheartedly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arms around you
    Willi3dinesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The wait-staff is so friendly and helpful .... you can sense their arms around your shoulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hooked on Brunch
    Roberto
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We used to hit several other local spots for brunch, but since finding Cafe Bink in Carefree, we can't seem to make ourselves go anywhere else! The food is beyond compare and service is personal and friendly. I only wish I could learn to say "no" to the fresh-made donuts and scrumptious dipping sauces!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love this patio, unfortunately this was the second time that it took a very long time for the food to arrive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loved the experience and the food. We live on the other far side of the valley and this was a very nice little day trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small restaurant with great food
    ordinaryguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been to Bink's Midtown and was eagerly awaiting my experience at the original Bink's in Carefree. The very first thing you notice (about Bink's and the Midtown location) is that they are both fairly small restaurants. I'd say only slightly bigger than your average Subway or takeout Chinese location. The ambiance and décor at Bink's is classy but not stuffy, inviting yet not overbearing. And the food.....it was great! The appetizers and main course were delicious and just the right amount. The desert left me wanting for more, but I can't really complain. The service was amazing too. The hostess, bartender, servers, and bus boys were all friendly and relaxed and easy to converse with. Overall I'd recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The fresh pulled Mozarella was divine!!!! The foie gras slider was scrumptious!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Cafe Bink is a friendly and inviting neighborhood restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere, excellent food and a reasonably priced wine list in addition to a great bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for dinner
    Roberto
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    After several exceptional brunches at a Cafe Bink, we finally tried late happy hour into dinner. Terrific eggplant Parmagiano, trout, and still loving those fries with truffle oil. Nice wine list. Dreading when the crowds return... Summer has been so easy, just come in and sit down!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    sunshine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    While staying at the Boulders, we decided to venture out to Cafe Bink (1.5 miles north) after hearing about it through friends. We were extremely lucky to have a cool (80 degree) evening due to a cloudy/rainy day (hard to come by in August) allowing us to eat outside on their patio. They brought us bread and vinegar w/oo to dip while we viewed the menu. Our waitress was knowledgeable and personable. I thoroughly enjoyed the calamari with capers appetizer as my main meal and a half mixed green salad. Husband had the chopped salad, also half portion, along with the tender and tasty Buttermilk Fried chicken. I highly recommend Cafe Bink, and look forward to a return visit to try other items on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very enjoyable restaurant. Look forward to returning soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TerryVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food friendly staff. Good service liked the open kitchen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • jahn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great dinner - great service! Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find!
    Roberto
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I don't know what took us so long to try this place! But since we have, we've been there weekly! GREAT FOOD. SUPER SERVICE, especially love Deborah and Donna. Call us "new regulars"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    walshshane
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I went there for the first time on our anniversary and the food was amazing and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ralphyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    best trout ever great service great happy hour great ambiance
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Cafe Bink reviews archive.
  • ralphyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    ac was broken it was 100 degrees in he restaurant it was not a pleasant experience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We always enjoy taking the drive to Café Bink. This evening happened to be a part of AZ Restaurant Week. Service and food was very consistent which led to a very nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DCaldine
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We like Bink in Scottsdale. We were not so happy in Care Free. A wait person who was having constant coughing fits at our table was some how able to drag out our brunch 45 minutes longer than we wanted or was necessary. The place was less than half full, so it wasn't like they were over worked. Once served, the food was good, but average for the prices charged.
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  • Not quite gourmet
    carefree
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Ambience: inside gloom "we are triple booked for outside seating". Service prompt & pleasant, but server seemed new and didn't know all menu details. Wine priced higher than most: some bottles marked up 4x over retail. Food:restaurant week prix fixe menu melon soup subtly flavored & delicious. Sole tasty but overcooked. Dessert peaches ordinary; regular menu kale vegetable special interesting but much too salty. Had the chef tasted the recipe? "You're the first person who has ordered it". Gazpacho perfectly delicious. Mussels good but sauce flavors would have been brighter with much less butter. Fries with truffle ketchup were the best offering. Chef very friendly with some tables, ignored others.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    tiomilty
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Was there for restaurant week. Outside seating was very comfortable. Food was delicious and will presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Brought my husband here for his birthday lunch. I saw they had mussels on the menu when I went there for lunch a time before. He loves mussels and he was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • .Midday bar
    paula
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food ate at bar and great bartender, Mussells were delicious, pulled cheese good, as was presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very tasty and relaxed - just what we were looking for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Experience
    not2happy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went on a Friday night. The there were an average amount of clientele. Our server was very busy. We felt that she was overwhelmed with too many tables. When the food arrived it, the ribs were very small and overcooked. The fried chicken was very tasty and cooked excellently. We will try this restaurant again but it will not be on the top of our preferences.
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  • Foodie find
    Foodlover13
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I picked Cafe Bink this year for my annual birthday dinner with my two best friends, and I have to say I'm sorry I did. The food was lovely, but the entire evening was not what I would have wished. Since this is for Open Table I'll stick to a food review. The French Fries, which we had at the bar, are to die for. For dinner we had the fried green tomato, the mussels, the salmon, and Amy's Bolognese, and for dessert we had the profiteroles -- all of which were delicious. My advice: for an optimal evening, dine early and sit outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway's great food!
    JJreviewerVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Bink's is a weekly regular for us! Consistently good and the servers are always friendly and welcoming! In fact I don't like calling them server's, more like friends!~ I love the trout and the fries, my pal loves everything and changes it up all the time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining
    newriver
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As we've come to expect from anything Kevin Binkley does, our experience at Cafe Bink was great! We ordered from the specials menu and the regular menu and all dishes were delicious, and well-portioned. Our server remembered us from last year, which was really special, and enhanced the experience as we chatted with her throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation
    Traveye
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Arrived on time.We specified inside,ended up outside. Not a good start to mothers day. They took the regular doughnuts off the menu. The reason mom wanted to be there. Not a good finish.Food was on slow side getting to tables. Waitress the bright spot of visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Boola
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love all of chef Binkley's restaurants and were eager to try this one. The food was good and the service was good, save for one person. We sat at the bar and had to listen to the bartender complain about several things. We came for Mother's Day, and found his manner very off putting. The bill arrived and we were charged for four Bloody Mary's and two mimosas instead of two and one. The bill was corrected but the entire event was not something we want to repeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Really enjoyed our lunch. Those fries are to die for. The sandwich we had was terrific but there are others I want to try so I have already made another lunch reservation.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • G&C
    gaylaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food is truly outstanding! We tried a little bit of everything; calimari, mussels, trout, salmon, brocolli, califlower, desserts, etc. -- just the best. We live in Chicago & NYC so we know good restaurants. And this restaurant ranks with some of the best in the City. And it beats 90% of the restaurants we've been to in Scottsdale. We'll be back again, and again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Bluebird
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is outstanding here and service is great. Beautiful spot,too Nice wine list
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    DickVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Considering the owner is a James Beard finalist my expectations were higher. Food was at best mediocre. Wine list was filled with good wines of poor vintages. Well, with the exception of the wine I did select. It was a decent wine but most were not, Food was odd., unusual in a manner that was poorly conceived.
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    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outdoor patio great
    daveVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    early dinner on the patio facing the mountains was outstanding. service, food, and ambiance was the best.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We dine at Cafe Bink often and have been fortunate to get to know waitstaff personnel - Debra is THE BEST! She always makes our dining experience enjoyable. Menu has changed slightly, but our favorites, trout and fried chicken, and sloppy joe all remain. Salads are fresh and tasty,, and the french fries are a must!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Enjoyed Eatser brunch very much. The best eggs benedict we have eaten! Frank, our waitperson, was terrific and added to the positive experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visiting from Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    If weather permits, ask to be seated outside. Lovely. Indoor seating small and in-inspired. Waitstaff very helpful. Good wine selection. Excellent vegetarian options. Great deserts.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    foodgirl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I had the "special vegetable" option-a kale salad. For the price, it was very pedestrian. Kale, a few sliced snow peas, and about 4 sliced strawberries. Not special. My companions ordered salads without red onions, but received salads with the onions.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This restaurant does not deserve to be on Open Table. The ambiance was awful, the food tasteless, presentation very poor and overall not a good experience. Would have had a better meal at McDonalds.
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    • Noise LevelModerate