Soul Cafe
Soul Cafe

Soul Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soulcafeaz.com/
  • Phone: 4805156254
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 11:30am; Sunday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
    Lunch
    Monday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Tuesday- Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner
    Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch
    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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Soul Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (17)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (12)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • One of our favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been several times for brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrela
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love Soul Cafe and have been there many times at various times of the day and days of the week. We met another couple there for dinner who had never been there before and they LOVED it. The food was excellent as usual and service was great. It was Friday night and there was music but it wasn't necessarily loud music. This was great as we hadn't seen each other in a while and wanted to catch up!!! I'm sure that they will return again, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Nice Surprise
    Phyllis
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had never dined at this wonderful restaurant before. The food was amazing and Mark was FABULOUS. What a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our weekly supper club!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food and service are great. There's something for everyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We brought another person to enjoy the Wednesday night special chicken dinner and now there is a new Soul Cafe fan! Everything was delicious and our server was so nice! There were just two minor issues. The music was a little loud which made conversation difficult and the restaurant felt a little warm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely Going Back
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Soul Cafe is a rare find here in the Valley. Small enough to be very personal yet large enough to accommodate a large party. Our family will be returning frequently even though it is a distance from our home. The food.....OUTSTANDING!! I have been there twice and the food is excellent without exception. Thank You Soul Cafe, been looking for a place like this for years. Ed Lynch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    What can I say...we are addicted to your Fried Chicken Wednesday special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We brought a friend with us so he could experience the wonderful Wednesday special chicken dinner. He was awed! And now there is another Soul Cafe fan. The music was a little too loud which made dinner conversation difficult. The food, as usual, was outstanding! I still can't believe the chicken is fried -- its so tender and moist but not the least bit greasy as most fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef is excellent
    EatHealthLive
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Soul Cafe presents good food and a palate pleasing way. The good news is that they make lots of their dishes gluten free for those of us who are low carb or wheat sensitive or Celiac.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time and can't wait to go back! Staff was friendly and efficient, music enjoyable, and food excellent. Noise level was acceptable considering the music.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Azgal
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I go to Soul Cafe often and it never disappoints. Their lemon ricotta pancake is to die for, and so is their all you can eat fried chicken special. I've taken several out of town visitors there and they have the same reaction. Plus the interior is delightful and so is the outdoor patio. Great mountain views, and even live music in the evening. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently tasty!
    Lovelunchout
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love this restaurant! It is a neighborhood gem, but more than that the food is always fresh and tasty. The staff is friendly and attentive. The owner/chef interacts with her clients in a friendly manner. We also love it for group lunches because it is quiet enough to hear one another and there are areas where large tables can be set up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrela
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We love Soul Cafe. The menu is great and they are wonderful at making changes to dishes to work around allergies, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast is INCREDIBLE!
    best4breakfast
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    All the traditional breakfast items you'd look for, just kicked up to a whole new level. We try to order a different item from the menu each time we visit, but the "specials" sometimes detour us! Our first choice when we have a special occasion to eat breakfast out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    jagxk
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Saturday night early pre concert dinner. Excellent service . Server not afraid to recommend and comment on dishes. We needed quick service to get to our concert on time and it happened . The food was great sone of the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    When we visit Soul Café, we feel like we are visiting a friend. The servers know us and greet us as old friends. The food is consistently wonderful. This restaurant is a terrific find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    RWPhx
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Party of five. Everyone ordered something different. Everyone loved what they ordered! The service was outstanding. Danielle was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed talking with the chef and will be back to try out the lunch and breakfast menus. We arrived in time for happy hour that offered an $8 discount on a bottle of wine. Also enjoyed the live music and pleasant vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful meal, comfortable servic
    NorthScottsdaleTom
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sheila is a wonderful Host, and the menu selections make it difficult to pick just one entree each time; they are all so good, we just keep going back until we get through them all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SW food adventure
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Soul Cafe has produced an interesting and varied menu all of which tastes great. Our foursome enjoyed the clams and salads as appetizers and they were excellent. Main course highlights are the Mexiloaf (meatloaf) which was flavorful and well prepared; Lobster ravoli which is just outsatnding and the eggplant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife & I stumbled upon this place on Thursday. We were so impressed with the service & presentation that we brought our parents back on Sunday for brunch. Luv the lemon ricotta pancakes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvstoeatout
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The Soul Café has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is delicious. The service is friendly and efficient. The quality and value is terrific. They offer wonderful specials weekly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Special
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    If it's Wednesday you will find us at Soul for the chicken dinner. The chicken is always tender and delicious, the gravy wonderful and we really like the veggies! Unbelievable bargain at $9.99
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tricia
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had been to Soul Cafe for the first time the week before and was taken with their buttermilk fried chicken! Went again to introduce it to two other women and they loved it as well. The young people that work there are wonderful - professional and fun!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Soul Cafe is a gem! Great for breakfast ,lunch or dinner! The lamb platter was outstanding, as were the scallops, meat loaf and Po Boys!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th of July special
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The 4th of July special of ribs, potato salad and beans was good but not great like most of the other entrees at Soul. We were a little disappointed in the ribs. The peach cobbler for desert was terrific, especially the pie crust on top.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken Special
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Enjoying the special chicken dinner every Wednesday is getting to be a regular event for us. The food is wonderful -- chicken moist and tender, gravy outstanding and the vegetables are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rascal12
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was our third visit and as usual everything was great. The food and service is very consistent. Have recommended to several people. I can't wait for Fall to come so we can sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tait
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We both enjoyed the dinner we had. My friend had been there twice before for lunch and this was my first time there. There was a blues band performing and that was enjoyable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
    njfranVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Wonderful Wednesday night special for the fantastic Buttermilk Fried Chicken. A definite "go back" since we live close by
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    eatalot
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Last time food was good but took 45 minutes to figure out bill. Last night's buttermilk chicken was soggy and my eggplant needed to go back twice because it was cold. The sound level at it's worst is unfiltered loud voices --last night (at just 6:30 pm), it was superseded by a very loud Duo (though lovely singing and type of music) , placed right next to our table, so all talking, as well as hearing your own thinking was quashed. I know this restaurant is supposed to be the "IN" place now. Sorry the 6 of us didn't find it that way. Please share note with owners so they may consider this encouragement for improvement
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    As always the food was wonderful. We had the Wednesday special of chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and veggies. It's awesome! Our server was friendly and attentive. A great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cute place
    KimSpang
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Soul Cafe was a fun place for a birthday lunch. Since we both just had salads it is hard to review the food, but I want to come back for dinner as their fried chicken sounds amazing. The place has a fun eclectic decor and a unique menu. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Went for lunch based upon co-worker recommendation. Service was great and the food selection was very nice. I had teh cobb salad, which was delicous. I will be returing to Soul Cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, as usual
    k8smomVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We are regulars at the restaurant, so we expect the food to be good. This time we didn't have our regular waiter, and the service we did have was sub-par. Thankfully, our regular guy took care of us - filling our water, taking our check - when our assigned waiter was too busy to help us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great Food!
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We love going to this restaurant, especially for the Wednesday chicken and Friday fish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Soul Cafe reviews archive.
  • Amazing brunch spot!
    SupposedFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is definitely my go-to spot when choosing a place for brunch. The pancakes are like fluffy pillows of heaven and the green chile pork is wonderful! Lunch is good and dinner is incredible as well. Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb all the way!
    MarkInAz
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We came in after not having been there for about a year. The menu was overflowing with tempting choices. We finally made up our minds and definitely weren't disappointed. In fact, FAR from it. From presentation to the fork's finale, our meal was excellent, the service very attentive, the ambience relaxing. Can't wait to go back. A Must-Try is the Key Lime Cheese cake. You WILL be thrilled you did !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soul cafe
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    A friend told us about a chicken special so we gave it a try. The waitress was very helpful and provided wonderful service. The fried chicken was delicious. The batter was light, not greasy and the chicken was boneless. We enjoyed the live music and the atmosphere too😃
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Comfort Food
    SageGirl59
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Good quality food at very reasonable prices. They have great daily specials, especially the all you can eat fried chicken dinner on Wednesday and the fish fry on Friday. My only complaint is for some reason every time we go there, they refuse to sit us in the back section and we can't seem to get a reasonable explanation for why this is so. This is the reason for the Good vs. Outstanding rating on Service, not because of the wait staff themselves. They are actually quite good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly disappointed
    Stevie
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We have had such good experiences in the past at Soul Cafe that we were quite unprepared for our overall disappointment. While our waitress was cheerful and attentive, she was repeatedly having to make amends for her slip-ups and failures in taking care of us. The food was a surprising disappointment for each of us in our group! It's been maybe six months since we last dined at Soul Cafe so I don't know if this was one of those out of the blue, off days for the chef or if there has been a major change in the kitchen but this was not the superb, scrumptious food we've usually experienced here. Because it was so out of the ordinary my husband and I will give Soul Cafe a try one more time, without guests though!
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