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About Cafe Bink

James Beard nominated Chef Kevin Binkley's 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.

36889 N. Tom Darlington Dr
Carefree, AZ 85377
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday-Sunday
*CLOSED MONDAY*
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Sunday - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
In Carefree Marketplace

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 488-9796

Website:
http://cafebink.com/

Catering:
It is our goal to bring the Cafe Bink dining experience to your home.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Binkley

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Bink Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
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Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Cafe Bink is always fabulous. One of our constant go-to favorites. For casual dining, but very very good food and wine, can't be beat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

They were out of a popular Chicken dish by 7pm. Service was good. Also seemed more expensive than before.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had an out of town guest and requested an outdoor table. Even though only one table was taken at that time we were told that nothing was available outside and were seated inside. Very disappointing. Food wasn't as good as it has been in the past, and service was mediocre. It may be a while before I try Cafe Bink again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellent service and a somewhat eclectic menu of excellent food. Wine list is limited and good but not great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 9, 2017

I almost checked "molecular gastronomy but wanted to wait until I could really see what Chef Justin creates. Ow that he is there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Cafe Bink is an excellent restaurant with a very creative menu. It has a casual but well
appointed decor. Have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Cafe Bink has delicious food and very nice owners and workers. It's our favorite place in Carefree.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Mushroom soup is great. Menu has changed from when we were last time - didn't seem as French. Wine list uninspiring. Not the same vibe and Not as welcoming as we had experienced before.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great service and food, 3 of us had the AZ Grass Raised Beef Companies boneless short ribs, 1 had the grassfed burger. All were the best all of us had ever had. Do yourself a favor go to Binks!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Exceptional service!!! Trout menuiere was fantastic!!! Will return soon.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 15, 2017

New chef. The french fries weren't as good; everything else was better. Will be back soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was amazing! Highly recommend!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great for a nice lunch with friends, food was great, many good choices. Small and can be a bit noisy during the busy lunch time. Over all a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Salmon and Trout entrees are as good as you can get between San Francisco and New York ...if you are a foodie you will not be disappointed. Deserts are outrageously good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Service was fabulous. The staff made us feel like family and let us have a leisurely experience even though there were people waiting for tables. We will be back!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We're regulars. Last night, food was average, except for fries which were great. Service was very good. Nice, casual atmosphere--very welcoming and friendly. Fish is very good; chicken not that good--batter used gives an "odd" taste, so we do not order this dish anymore.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Great spot. Excellent food. Favorite North Scottsdale spot.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food was spectacular including the cornbread muffin with honey butter, French fries appetizer with 3 dipping sauces, and the trout meunière. The only complaint is that we were too stuffed for dessert. Service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This used to be a very good restaurant, but they changed chefs. The predominant taste of both our orders was salt. When we left we went for gelato to get rid of the salt taste left in our mouths.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We had another outstanding meal. Always something creative on the menu, this time it was an ahi tuna appetizer. Some minor changes were done to the trout which made it even better than before. Weather is now nice enough to sit outside, inside can be a little noisy especially on Friday and Saturday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We had an excellent meal. Everything was beautifully prepared and the patio was very pleasant. We will be returning, probably on a regular basis.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great food, service and menu options

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This was our second visit to Cafe Bink and your food has noticeably improved! The new chef is remarkable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Cafe Bink never disappoints! The staff is so welcoming and knowledgeable. The food is delicious and creative. So glad we live so close, but it is worth a drive to eat here!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Service was not as polished as usual. Some confusion with the wine selection and with wine the bill. However the food was very good- short ribs, salmon, mussels, trout, and the New chicken dish were all delicious.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We had the Brussel Sprouts & Peppers appetizers and the salmon & chicken entrees. Each was very good. Our server was fantastic as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

A real gem-

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I love this place! And I my friends from Chicago love it too!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Never disappoints!! Best bar and bar service in town! Trout is exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Trout and fries are delicious. Chicken tough and rubbery. Crowded feeling because it is a small place. Nice casual atmosphere. Good service. Yummy corn muffins and nice selection of wines.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2016

New chef is a big improvement. Food is up a notch from very good. Don't miss the barrel aged manhattan with Cave Creek whisky. That alone is worth the trip!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Always great food and great service! For those who live in Cave Creek/Carefree area, this is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2016

The service was good, but the food was very ordinary. I expected better quality. I had the pasta with artichokes and believe the artichokes were canned, as they were very soft and tasteless. The flavor of the sauce was good, as was the sauce on the roasted chicken.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Wonderful meal, different menu from most restaurants but excellent in taste and portions.
Reasonably priced. Will return soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2016

The fried chicken has always been a favorite. However, this time it was very poor and the recipe had changed dramatically. A disappointment for sure.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We came here for the second time to celebrate Thanksgiving and it was a total treat!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Next time we will have the ancho chile stuffed with pork (I might have that wrong but but is close) and the mussels. This time we had trout Muniere and a chicken salad sandwich. The white wine was nice.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Great food but the patio is literally in the parking lot. We could almost touch the car parked next to our table. I think extend the patio and add some greenery.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Worth the drive to Carefree just for the French fries!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Very nice quiet dinner. Great service

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