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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Cafe Bink reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (20)great for brunch (7)scenic view (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)special occasion (4)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Nite Out
    cavecreeker
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Another very pleasurable dining experience at Cafe Bink. The food and service is always excellent. Loved the Bolognese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    mikeonmercer
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Tallgirl
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    Goodeats
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We have never been disappointed! Great seating on the outdoor patio next to the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Susie
    Susie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Very busy Friday night so service was slow. But food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • close 2 home
    go2cafes
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    my husband and I love binks and eat there often. it has sophisticated atmosphere and food, but is informal and close to home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • !st time there...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    ...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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Café Bink is always a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Café Bink is always a good choice for lunch or dinner. Delicious food (especially the fries), great wait staff all for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    LTScottsdale
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly quiet on the patio
    MGal
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    Lucy
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Eclectic menu. Great fries. Fish fresh. Fancy items and good old family food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New restaurant find
    John
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful time a Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant and I like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place. The food
    Husker1
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Love this place. The food is awesome and unique. The fries are awesome - especially the truffle oil ketchup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter made bad impression
    not4me
    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.
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  • Oh, waiter
    neepVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quicken Service
    KitztravelerVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    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.
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  • Wonderful Year End Dinner
    WillymyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This is a great neghborhood dining spot. Friendly bartender and waitress. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cave Creek Favorite
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Love the food (Amy's Bolognese), love the staff (Donna) and love the casual vibe. Never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love coming here. Love
    MameVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We love coming here. Love the food and environment here. Nice and cozy. Will return for sure, again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Carefree hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    A very nice restaurant in Carefree. Menu changes often so always new. Service was very good. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We often dine here and are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We often dine here and are always pleased with the interesting dishes and great service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    manda
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointing
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    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.
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  • Highly recommend this restaurant.
    JJP2VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Highly recommend this restaurant. If you like binkley's, you will like cafe bink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bink is Best
    Sek1
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Casual dining at its best. Great menu, knowledgable staff and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good despite our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok
    cavecreekerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Have eaten here many times. Seems the quality is declining. Meals were just not special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor dining area with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Nice outdoor dining area with a great view. Menu somewhat limited but all three of us enjoyed the main courses. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Equally Good for Lunch as for Dinne
    ZumbanistaVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed!
    localdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been to Cafe Bink numerous
    nscottsdalediners
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    cavecreeker
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Bink- restaurant week
    Richardc
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Poor showing for restaurant week. The food was disappointing. Bink dropped the ball.
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  • A wonderful night out
    BudgetFoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Came for restaurant week. I was not disappointed. While it does not have the same "wow" factor as Binkleys, the lower price makes it much more affordable. While still expensive, the overall experience was fantastic. We didn't have a chance to try the famous sloppy joe and truffle fries this time, so we'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, Service excellent
    PatriotDiner
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We did the Arizona Restaurant Week special for $30 PP and the wine pairing for $15 PP. Server was excellent. Very attentive, helpful and fun. He suggested the french fries as an appetizer with 3 dipping sauces and also recommended a nice pinot noir. Both were outstanding. The special was 3 courses with 2 choices in each course. Butternut squash rissotto soup was delicious. Main course of veal scaloppini was fair. Meat and sauce did not have much flavor. Greens were terrible. Potato fingerlings were great. Bink's knows how to do potatoes. Dessert was a Key Lime Pie push-up. Creative and delicious. All 3 wine pairing were disappointing. 1st was too sweet for appetizer. 2nd lacked flavor. 3rd was OK, but very sweet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate