Soul Cafe
Soul Cafe

Soul Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soulcafeaz.com/
  • Phone: (480) 515-6254
  • 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Soul Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (34)great for brunch (22)great for outdoor dining (21)great for lunch (20)good for groups (18)special occasion (11)romantic (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Love the Soul Cafe!
    SusanC
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants and I recommend it to everyone! The food is fresh and homemade, service outstanding. Their Wednesday night chicken deal can't be beat but whatever you order is excellent. There is always lots of positive energy. It is obvious they make a special effort to take good care of their customers. Neighborhood gem that should not be a well kept secret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First visit...coming back
    Rleutwyler
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our first visit. Love the space. Good food. Good service. The meatbal appetizer was delicious. Live music was at a volume that was just right. No problem having a conversation. We will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...
    Terrela
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    As always, Soul Cafe was wonderful in every way. We had guests visiting who we had previously hosted at Soul Cafe and when I suggested it for that night, they were delighted. As always, the fried chicken, a favorite, did not disappoint. The fish that we had was cooked perfectly. And, as always, a slight change was made with "no problem" to my trout so that I could skip the potatoes and have extra grilled vegetables instead. We will continue to frequent Soul Cafe, hopefully for many more years!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Find!
    ournormal
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great food and service. Very interesting food selections - fun and different, especially the "bacon jam"! We go out with a group of six and appreciate receiving a round table that fits us all, rather than a rectangle. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Chicken Dinner
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Wednesday night special of chicken, potatoes and veggies is always delicious! We have introduced several friends to the restaurant on Wednesdays and they return because of that meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with noise
    eatingout
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fun place to eat if conversation is not important. Entertainment is professional and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • laserguyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    had a great time here. live "soul" music was great. food was very good. service attentive
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wednesday Night Special
    rfc1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The Wednesday Night Fried Chicken is not only a bargain it is delicious...and all you can eat....if you can get through the first plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • music too loud
    2014dinercavecreekVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The musical group last Wed was so loud that we could barely converse and we were not close to the band. I wonder if the restaurant ever asks patrons if they enjoy the music..from now on we will sit outside. It was a bot too warm for that last Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    Ralph
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great menu very beautiful and delicious experience 3d time here and already been back for lunch. Keep up the great work
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottsdale Gem
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I frequent this restaurant at least once a week. Sheila runs a fabulous establishment, offers down home cooking with a chef's flair and seems to have the right touch on the details. Soul Cafe offers daily specials and entertainment. They e-mail the weekly menu and bands to those wanting on the distribution list. The bartenders, Sean and Conner, are professional and friendly and whether you choose to dine in the dining room, bar or patio, it's always a good time. Best breakfast (weekdays) and brunch around on Saturdays and Sundays!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Just a Friday night dinner with a long time friend - good music, easy to talk, great food - on the spot service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, difficult to talk
    GoodbutNoisy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Quality of the food was outstanding and the choices were vast. We were there on a Friday night and with the band it was difficult for us to carry on a conversation. Music was good however.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good evening!
    jpr8
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The menu here has something for everyone from basics like meatloaf to more adventurous items like the appetizer of Brie with bacon jam...delicious! It's also very nice to have a place with live music during dinner that wasn't louder than conversation with your table mates. We were in for early dinner so the music may get the place jumping a little later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Micala, our server was great. Food was outstanding. Patio could use some sprucing ..dead plants, lights not working, hose unrolled laying on the ground
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diet Conscious
    Terrela
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I ordered the egg white omelet with goat cheese and vegetables.I did not want to have either the toast or the potatoes and the server was more than happy-in fact she suggested it-to substitute extra grilled veggies like the ones in the omelet and the, always wonderful, fruit.Everything was as wonderful as usual, which is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this Place!!!
    HMdiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Never a Bad Meal!!! And you HAVE to get Dessert!!!! We will be back!!!! Again and Again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Dinner
    GaileeVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Its always a pleasant to bring a friend to Soul for dinner, especially on Wednesday nights for the special chicken entree. The food never disappoints us -- the chicken is tender, the vegetables are wonderful and the gravy is delicious. I wish I could make gravy like that!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    Sunsetheaven
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Sheila has done it again. Great service, fantastic food and choices. Highly recommend for everyone .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Gave a party of 10 separate checks. Great service. Very friendly. Good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, good music, but the music started at 6:30 so if you want to I enjoy dinner and talk with friends befor it gets load you need to be there by 5:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    Katieb
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Nice Surprise
    PhyllisVIP
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 113 reviews are from the Soul Cafe reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate