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Soul Cafe
Soul Cafe

Soul Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Soulcafeaz.com
  • Email: soulcafe@qwestoffice.net
  • Phone: (480) 515-6254
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 11:30am; Sunday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
    Monday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Tuesday- Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday: All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sheila Bryson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday and Saturday evening.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Miller
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Soul Cafe
Modern American Southwest menu using regional ingredients. We offer everything from seafood to filets to pastas and pizzas. we try to cater to special diets and we do have a Gluten Free menu. The Chef changes the dinner menu every night. Soul has live music and dancing on certain nights of the week. We offer daily breakfast and lunch specials. Our menu is made up of house made items that the chef makes to order. We do breakfast until 2pm on Sundays. We are known for our Green pork Chili and every weekend we have a special pancake of the day such as our Preserved Lemon Ricotta Pancake. YUM YUM!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "SoulCafe is very special....and a welcome relief from too much cowboy stuff! We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Smallish feel with great live combo."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This isn't the first time we have been here. But still very impressive. The All you can eat chicken was more than I could eat, even though it was excellent. We love this because if is in the hood and the food and service was excellent. The only "complaint" that I would make is that, except for these specials (dinner, taco night), the prices were a little on the high side."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Soul City. We had excellent meals and thought the menu was very creative. The service was excellent. It was fairly full that night. The reviews regarding noise were not accurate. There was an excellent 2 piece band. It was so good we even got up and danced. It is on our list as deserving a return visit when we are in Phoenix again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Well we were so happily surprised to have some of the best prepared white fish we've ever enjoyed. We come from fish country and so have lots to compare it to. It was excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are only in Scottsdale for the winter but are glad to have finally tried this restaurant. The service was fast and attentive and we both had the green pork chili rigatoni and different desserts which were awesome. Kudos to the pastry chef or whomever made the rhubarb creme pie because it was very, very good. We will be back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food and Service excellent and Mark Beecher at the keys the best entertainment ever,,, A fun evening for all a ten for sure Soul Cafe delivers"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. We dined with out of town friends on a Saturday night. Not sure if a band plays every night or only on weekends, but we were seated behind the band before it started playing. The facility is too small for loud music because we were unable to carry on a conversation without yelling and repeating ourselves. Either forego the music, get a band that has a softer sound, or set it up where people are not required to constantly compete with and fight the sound of the music. Good band but not really appropriate for the venue."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoy Soul Cafe for breakfast and lunch, and would like to recommend it for dinner, but just can't. The food is fine - a little pricey for the ambiance - but very good for a neighborhood cafe. The service has improved remarkably, at dinner and lunch. But - the hostess has a scowl and is not at all welcoming; there is no place to wait comfortably (no one is seated until the entire party is present); the live music at dinner was terrible (loud, poor quality performance consisting mostly of whiney howling over slightly out of sync strumming); there is a charge for bread; and we ate quickly and got the heck out of there. Will not return for dinner."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "First visit for all you can eat fried chicken. Yummy, will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I was a first time visitor to Soul Cafe and am so glad we tried something new! After a long hike we were looking for a new place for breakfast. My friend and I split the Italian frittata and the lemon ricotta pancakes. They were both fantastic! The pancakes were very creamy and all ingredients tasted very fresh. The portions were huge so we had plenty left over. Definitely worth a try!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Excellent variety and great quality food. All servers are polite and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We saw Soul Cafe featured on Channel 8's "Check, Please." We had been meaning to go for months but, being a long drive for us, didn't find the time. We finally got around to going for our 30th anniversary dinner with our two grown boys. The food was excellent. So was the wine. The band was great and they played us a special song for our anniversary."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "For creative southwest cooking, a little Cajun adds energy and excitement to the food. While known for their buttermilk fried chicken, the salmon on corn cake, the trout, the duck fit tacos all are equally memorable. Others at our table raved about the shrimp carbonara and the steak frites. At least for me, I love a restaurant where I can find several things that temp me. In this regard Soul Cafe fits the bill. Lastly, they could ramp up wine prices but don't."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "May be the best pancakes in America. Bacon and blueberry pancakes! Service is great"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "For your first time at the Soul, try the Wednesday buttermilk battered fried chicken special. After that you will return any time during the week."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Service has been an issue in the past. The wait staff was bustling and had an air of professionalism about them . The chicken was as usual, yummy !!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Love Mercer Lane, I will come everytime they play!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was delicious, restaurant has lots of fans and very busy on a Friday night. Glad we had reservations for 6. It was a bit on the loud side, but that comes with all the activity that was there. Will go again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food and service. Friendly staff. Enjoyed our time there."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is a much older crowd. Nice restaurant with higher prices (between $25-$40). On Friday, our young waitress was rushed and impolite to the older person in our party. She didn't even look at him--acted like he was invisible. She rushed all elements of our service and was literally running between tables and the kitchen. Running. She brought the bill when we were still eating, taking plates too soon. We arrived at 6:15 and were in the car at 7:00. Disrespectful to elderly patrons, who represented at least 85% of the clientele that night. I've had better service at Chipotle and with much better prices. Management needs to spend time training their staff on being respectful. It was disgraceful."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Good food, generous helpings, nicely spiced - well Prepared"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We always bring our out of town guests to the Soul Cafe. The menu is diverse and you can appease any appetite. Servers are always helpful and fun....building a rapport is essential. Our server the past several times has always been that and we always make a point of requesting him. We also make it a place just for us when we want great food, great service and ambiance and you just cannot beat the location. Thank you for another enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The menu here is very creative with interesting combinations; many featuring jalapenos. Meats, fish and pasta dishes all get the unique touch of the chef and are all exceprtionally good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I could not believe they charge for bread.$2.99 for 4 slices of cold bread. Food is excellent.this charge is ridiculous"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Love coming here. Service and food is always been consistently good. We recommend this to our neighbors and they take more neighbors. All report back to me and luv it"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined in restaurants all over the world, and this experience was by far the worst. The service was horrendous (e.g., after ordering our food, it took one hour and 10 minutes to get it), then the food itself was beyond poor. The live music was ear-shattering. There was no manager on duty that evening. There was nothing pleasant about the Soul Cafe, and we will never go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food has always been great. Our prior visits were primarily for breakfast. This was the first dinner visit and it was superb. Linen on the tables, mood lighting, live jazz, great service. All 7 of us had different entrees and each was very good. Truly a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The place was recommended and I see why. Varied, creative menu, attentive wait staff (dry sense of humor a plus), and delicious. Next time I want to dine outdoors. My duck confit tortillas were yummy but my friend's steak and fries were to die for. Next time "I'll have what he's having"...."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food is always consistent and good. Staff is friendly and accomodating."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Soul Cafe. It was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. We will be sure to return."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Menu covers all food issues Food good and freshly prepared Will be back"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Poor service average food very slow! turned lights on before we were finished..no sign of a manager below average staff..lazy food prep"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Super food, most things have a chipotle touch to them, but oh so good."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I wanted to try the blueberry and bacon pancakes. Not only is the food good, but the service was Beyond exceptional. This is about a 40 minute drive one way and it's definitely worth every mile. I will definitely return to try other things on the menu!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This menu has a nice variety. We were there on a Wednesday evening when they had live entertainment. Very nice"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This was a great place to meet friends who were visiting the area from out of town. They commented on the great menu and enjoyed their meals. Everything was great as always!!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Soul Cafe has quickly become a favorite of ours. This time we indulged on the Friday night fish and chips special. Like everything else we have every had there, this meal was an incredible treat. I really believe this fish and chips meal bested many of the traditional ones I have enjoyed in England (and I didn't have to put up with mushy peas!). We will most definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The Wednesday special chicken dinner is always wonderful. Three large pieces of white meat accompanied with potatoes and gravy and a corn medley -- everything is delicious. Desserts are something to NOT miss here --- made in house they are always creative and delicious. The chocolate molten cake is served with a large scoop of ice cream with a wonderful caramel sauce."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We saw the restaurant reviewed on Channel 8's Check Please! television show and decided to give it a try. Our experience for breakfast was excellent and we are looking forward to giving it a try for both lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were great as always. What I love most is Soul Cafe's ability to change a meal in accordance with dietary needs. I prefered not to have potatotes with my fish and was able ot have twice as many vegetarbles instead. Also, there was no fruit on the menu, but because there was some in the kitchen, I was able to have a wonderful dish of fresh fruit including blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries and not compromise my diet. Thank you !!!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014