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Cafe Bink
Cafe Bink

Cafe Bink Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafebink.com
  • Email: cafebink@gmail.com
  • Phone: (480) 488-9796
  • 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: French American, Dessert
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was just ok. Other than the fries is was comparable to a fast food chain. I should have read more reviews....the service was absolutely HORRIBLE."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our second time here and it did not disappoint. Of course we ordered the fries to start, cant beat them. The muscles were good, the calamari was good, but the standout dish was the Bolognese. OMG. Just order it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant several times and enjoy their unique cuisine. Has an ok wine list, but was disappointed to learn that they were out of the only cabernet that they sell by the glass. Our meals were delicious as usual. Could use an update to their menu."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Another very pleasurable dining experience at Cafe Bink. The food and service is always excellent. Loved the Bolognese."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful brunch for my birthday. Loved the green chili with eggs and although it was quite filling I couldn't resist ordering dessert, since it was a celebration. I had the profiteroles served with a candle and DH had the pumpkin doughnuts & cream. Both were outstanding. The cafe is pretty far from home but worth the trip. Can't wait to go back and try the salmon or pulled pork."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service was very slow. Food was served cold and had to be sent back. Wine on wine list was misrepresented as better label (served Decoy, not Duckhorn). Coffee was served in searing hot cups that could not be touched. Wait staff blamed the kitchen. Manager didn't even offer a sincere apology."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner. We all ordered different items from the menu. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, except the person who had the sloppy joe dinner. It just didn't live up to the diners expectation. The sandwich was slightly dry and the meat was also."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed! Great seating on the outdoor patio next to the fireplace."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very busy Friday night so service was slow. But food was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "my husband and I love binks and eat there often. it has sophisticated atmosphere and food, but is informal and close to home."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Mushroom soup is the best ever. Foie gras slider, calamari,salmon, everything we had was outstanding. Debra is a most amiable server. Our only criticism is that the tables indoors are too close together; one could almost take a bite from a neighboring table."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "...and we were very happy to have been there! Food was excellent and they adapted to our food allergies very easily! We will return when ever we visit Carefree!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Café Bink is always a good choice for lunch or dinner. Delicious food (especially the fries), great wait staff all for a reasonable price."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic. We had a table outside with great views of the mountains. It was surprisingly quiet given the proximity to the road and we were able to comfortably carry on conversation without traffic noise."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Always look forward to dining there! Mushroom soup and Amy's Bolognese have incredible flavors! I have not been disappointed by anything I have tried."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Eclectic menu. Great fries. Fish fresh. Fancy items and good old family food."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had read about the various Binkley restaurants decided to try Cafe Bink (we like the Cave Creek area). We had an excellent meal with great service and nice views. It is not inexpensive but worth the trip for those of us who live down in Scottsdale. We definitely plan to go back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time a Cafe Bink! Great food and wonderful ambience of a beautiful fireplace and a view of Black Mountain. The food was great and we had some wonderful wine."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Love this place. The food is awesome and unique. The fries are awesome - especially the truffle oil ketchup."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant and I like the fact they never rush you. We've been there numerous times, mostly for lunch, and enjoy it everytime. Great French fries."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Waiter made bad impression right away. Wine pricey. Limited selection. Had fish & chips. Fish did not have much taste fries were fine. Busboy was the best experience and was very helpful."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The primary waiter was way too loud. His conversation with people two tables away would force us to stop talking until he finished. He also came by way too often to interrupt with "Everything good here?", again in a loud, obtrusive voice. Jenny Bell at lunch does things right, in the background. This guy at dinner apparently wants to be the center of attention. The baby back rib dish needs something else on the plate, besides over-roasted, crusty corn bread. A small helping of something green would help, the way the green beans helped the trout dish."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We've dined at Café Bink several times over the last couple of years as it's very convenient to our home in North Scottsdale. Although the food is good, it's not remarkable, and the service was pleasant, although amazingly slow - even by AZ standards (which tends to be relaxed). We needed to ask for almost everything. As there's so many excellent places in the area, it's unlikely we'd return in the near future."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Bink for a late New Year's Eve dinner and we're not disappointed. The dining room was full but we were seated right away. Our wait staff were very attentive given the large crowd. The dinner was excellent. Best mushroom soup we have had in years. Overall, an enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a great neghborhood dining spot. Friendly bartender and waitress. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Love the food (Amy's Bolognese), love the staff (Donna) and love the casual vibe. Never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We love coming here. Love the food and environment here. Nice and cozy. Will return for sure, again and again."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "A very nice restaurant in Carefree. Menu changes often so always new. Service was very good. Will go back again."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We often dine here and are always pleased with the interesting dishes and great service"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Took a group here last weekend and we were not impressed. The sloppy joes were not even hot and the food was only OK at best. I think next time we are in the area we would go somewhere else, maybe Tonto."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "This restaurant has signficantly changed and not in th right direction. The french fries, which has been their signature were so salty and overly done. The sauces still wonderful. Our food came out cold, we mentioned it, after we ate our butternut squash soup, but the main courses were no better. The trout which was also a signature dish was bland and the mixed green salad had no chevre or figs as advertised. They must have a new chef. I use to take guests here, when they came to town. No more."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant. If you like binkley's, you will like cafe bink"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Casual dining at its best. Great menu, knowledgable staff and friendly service."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Went to celebrate our anniversary. Didn't know that patio seating required a min 48 hr request. Our table was by kitchen and featured constant wait staff traffic and shouting. Likely the worst table in the restaurant. If we go again we will either request patio or sit at the bar. After we were seated we were "forgotten". Eventually our waitress discovered us, apologize and was very nice. Our food was good. Appetizers were the stuffed chili pepper (very tasty but wish it was a bit bigger) and roastder potatoes. Entrees were salad with salmon and fish and chips. Food portions were nice (not too big), served hot and were tasty. Will try out happy hour to see what bar seating is like before going back to dinner."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Have eaten here many times. Seems the quality is declining. Meals were just not special."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Nice outdoor dining area with a great view. Menu somewhat limited but all three of us enjoyed the main courses. We will return."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We've eaten at Cafe Bink many times, but this was our first lunch experience. Although many of our dinner dishes weren't on the lunch menu, we found some new and delicious meals. 2 do our party of 4 raved about the Chopped Salad, and the Salmon sandwich on Brioche was a big hit as well. We shared a bottle of The Ned Pinot Grigio and started off with Bink's signature cone of Fries with 3 sauces. Expert and comfortable service and great food in this small bistro. Much recommended."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Thought we would give this local place another try as the previous visits have been disappointing. Well nothing has changed. Menu items are somewhat overpriced with the preparation being no more than adequate. One couple ordered a dessert which they ended up eating no more than a fork full. Explained to the mgr. that it just wasn't up to par. Item was still on the check when we paid. French Fries - one of their specialties - arrived not hot and very limpy - ended up being replaced by a new serving that was fresh. I think this place lives off the reputation of its owner other restaurant - Binkley's - which is high end, gourmet. Overall - not worth going back another time regardless of convenience."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Have been to Cafe Bink numerous times and always had great service and a great meal. Not so much this time. The food quality was mediocre at best and the service was slow and inattentive. Not their usual standard, but gave my wife and I cause for concern. The Charcuterie (we have ordered before) was a much smaller portion size and the quality of the cured meats was lacking. The sloppy joe bun was burned on the bottom and the meat was dry and lacked flavor. The fries (which are normally a hit) seemed like they were stale and lacked their normal crispiness and flavor. My wife ordered the quiche. It was a small portion, but good (not great). While we are not big portion eaters, all of the portions were not adequate. Overall disappointed."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This was our third trip to Café Bink. The last was several months ago and the food was delicious so we were anxious to return. Wish the experience measured up to our enthusiasm. We ordered the French fries as an appetizer. They were great as always. My husband decided on the trout which was good. I however made the mistake of ordering the beef tips. That dish has to be the worst entrée I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Not only did it look unappetizing, but it was poorly prepared. The dish consisted of 3-4 tough pieces of beef which were literally thrown in a shallow bowl with some unseasoned vegetables. In hindsight, I should have sent it back and asked for a different entrée. I doubt we will be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 10/12/2013