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Sundial Cafe

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7 Sundial Circle, Carefree, Carefree, AZ 85377
+1 480-488-9825
08:00 - 15:00
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Brooklin, Ontario
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was exceptional and the food was excellent. The service was very efficient and quite professional.... More 

Thank Desmond C
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Usa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 will never happen until the alarm clock sounds and he finally wakes up.

1 Thank Eric C
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the table. Eggs prepared by your preference.

Thank Patricia H
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 been offering simple, well-prepared breakfasts and lunches at a very reasonable price to merchants and... More 

3 Thank Cannonball
Prescott, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I think the restaurant moved down one notch as it was just sold. I ordered what I usually order which is Pastrami on rye with sourkraut (sp) and the padtrami and sourkraut had not been heated as it indicated on the menu. The other meals was just ok. Hopefully the food improves.

Thank Allen N
West Chicago, Illinois
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931 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

While the Sundial Cafe is still a convenient and nice place to sit outside and eat on a nice day, the restaurant has changed hands and we do not find the food as good as it used to be. The BLT, for instance, does not have as good bacon, nor as much, as it used to and is really a... More 

Thank sue o
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice range on menu. Fun ingredients in creative combinations and funky presentations. Delightful taste. Filling too. Solid service. Prices not too bad.

1 Thank Brian M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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813 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I dined here for lunch after visiting the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. We really enjoyed the atmosphere outside where we sat and the food was served promptly and with a smile. We both really enjoyed our meals and liked what we saw other people were being served as well.

1 Thank love2traveltogether
Carefree, Arizona
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a pleasant cafe in the heart of Carefree. The patio overlooks the "famous" Carefree Sundial ( kind of dopey in my opinion ) as well as the Carefree Desert Gardens which have some very beautiful and unique cactus and succulent specimens if you are into plants.The food is standard breakfast and lunch fare, but it is well done... More 

Thank ApacheTrout
Carefree, Arizona
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Sundial has an extraordinary location but food is just average. They need to step up their game given the competition.

Thank Eileen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Cafe
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
Good for
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: +1 480-488-9825
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?