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Sundial Cafe

7 Sundial Circle, Carefree, Carefree, AZ 85377
+1 602-777-2497
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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7 Sundial Circle, Carefree, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us visited this cafe for breakfast- $4.50 for a tea bag! No flexibility (can’t substitute fruit for toast); English muffin is an added price. One guest ordered her eggs medium well and the were runny. Very inattentive. Not returning.

Thank kspearSalem_OR
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We walked over to the Sundial Cafe tonight for dinner and were pleasantly surprised at how fantastic our dinner was. The chef is so personable, his waitstaff the same, the outdoor patio was just lovely. We also love that the patio is dog friendly. BUT...More

Thank Barb H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Expected the namesake “Sundial” restaurant to be exceptional, but it was just average. Disappointing. Food quality and ambiance needs shot in the arm.

Thank wgilkison
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Lunch was tasteless claims gourmet food prices are gourmet service lacked, poor choices. Would not ever return or recommend. Asked for a cheeseburger and cheese was missing so the server brings two slices of cheese. Hmm...

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve eaten here for 12 years and now it has new owners. We won’t be back sorry to say. The sandwiches are the type your mother made for your school lunch. One slice meat, mayo and lettuce and tomato. Not restaurant fare. Menu just ok...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped here for lunch. Our service was good, and the food was really good. We have been going to this cafe for years, and do miss some of the items no longer available, such as guzpacho, and the pastrami sandwich, but the pesto shrimp...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I had lunch with my brother and his wife when we stopped to look around this location. My brother reckoned that his Mahi Mahi was the best that he ever had. My BLT was also excellent. The presentation of the entire lunch...More

2  Thank Desmond C
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered the chicken fettucine lunch special.the chicken had no flavor and was dry.The servingsceere small.The glasses are tiny.like 8 oz. Size.Stingy owner.Its apparent when you see the prices compared to the quality.Go hungry.He doesn't want your money.He wants to build a legacy serving crap.It...More

2  Thank Eric C
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here twice. Strawberries were very fresh. Our server was efficient and remembered our order from the prior day. Very personable. The food came out very fast we highly recommend the French toast. In/out seating. Fun for kids, they have trivia cards on...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Sundial, a '70s mobile-art installation in the centre of Carefree, Arizona, anchors what is surely one of the most pleasant locales in the nation, and the adjacent Sundial Cafe possesses an appealing corner of this distinctively slow-paced little town. For decades the Cafe has...More

4  Thank Cannonball
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Sundial Circle, Carefree, Carefree, AZ 85377
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 602-777-2497
A seasonal family-run cafe serving delicious homemade food, handcrafted just for you....breakfast and lunch!

In Carefree, Arizona..across from the historic Sundial Monument.

Pet-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, sunny patio seating available

Free Internet...compliments ~ Town of Carefree

New Gluten-Free Menu Items ....

Take-out is available !

September 2015 Update:
We are now OPEN for business every day (except major holidays), until May 2016!
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