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About Soul Cafe

Here at Soul - Modern AZ Cuisine, we offer a feast for the senses with an eclectic menu of American classics influenced by the flavors and cultures of the American South and Southwest. Enjoy an award winning breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring classic comfort foods and traditional favorites with a spicy twist from Chef & Owner, Sheila Bryson. From lemon ricotta pancakes, to a "skinny Mexican" salad at lunch, to our grilled pork chop with bacon jam for dinner... we'll leave you satisfied, but wanting more.

Life is a banquet to be enjoyed. Soul feeds YOUR soul through fine food, beautiful art, and great music (live music Saturday nights). Whether you're looking for an intimate night out for two or a warm, welcoming environment for a celebrated occasion with a group of family and friends, Soul is here to make sure your experience is perfect and unforgettable!

7615 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am–2:00 pm

Lunch
Mon 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Tue–Friday 11:30 am–3 pm

Dinner
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Miller

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 515-6254

Website:
http://www.soulscottsdale.com/

Entertainment:
At Soul Cafe, we believe great food is even better when enjoyed along with good company and good music. Join us Wednesday through Saturday for live music in the restaurant and – when the beautiful Arizona weather allows – on the patio! Featured performers include Michael Reed, Mercer Lane, Lucius, and you never know what surprises might be in store!

Executive Chef:
Sheila Bryson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Soul Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Casual (23)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Live Music (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this neighborhood restaurant! It has everything that we like--friendly, really wonderful menu, easy parking,fast service, and good wine!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Your bacon is great. The eggs were perfect. Wish the pancakes were smaller.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We live 5 minutes away, so is extremely handy, actually I was there twice last week, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food is always delicious. This place is a gem in the desert.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Pork chops always very good as is the sweet potato pie. Apple pie dessert with its great crust is delicious!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent Quality, Good Service and very creative menu.Results are always predictable

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved our food ! Great lunch spot

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and food were excellent. However, I was unprepared for the cold air coming from the door leading to the patio. Our server closed the door several times, however other staff kept opening it. If I return, I will dress warmly for the cool nights - or just sit outside under a heater.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A very unique menu served by great people

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always good! We ended up sitting in the bar on a hi-top & the service was excellent! We had the sea food pie special & fried chicken. Both were great! Plus I always order the bacon & egg salad! Yum!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Breakfast meals do not compare with the dinner meals.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Olivia was wonderful
Food was excellent

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A creative menu that changes regularly. This night I chose shrimp and cheese grits which was terrific; just the right amount of spice and prepared perfectly. I had to choose between that and the seafood pot pie which also looked delicious. The server was attentive and the food was served at just the right time. This has become our go to place on the weekends as the food is terrific, service is excellent and prices are reasonable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We told the waiter the food was cold and he told us it was fresh from the kitchen .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Recently discovered Soul Café. Excellent food and service and really enjoy the live music.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

we went for the all you can eat chicken which is not advertised on menu on weds. nites for 9.99
my husband decided to eat meatballs . i gave him 3 small bites to taste my chix and i tasted his meatballs the waitress, when i asked for more said i could,nt have more chicken as we shared a dinner ... seriously this is bull crap. who isn,t allowed to try someone elses 'meal.?? was she spying on us?? never so insulted!! then she sent manager to talk to me and said he could charge me full price then my husband could have a chicken dinner .. are you for real..?? i was entitled to eat more. this isnt a buffet???its all you can eat chicken for everyone except me ridiculous.
this is sneaky and misleading as i was not getting any more chicken, out of them . people were quite condescending and rude . I wouldn't ever go there again. nor would i recommend them to any one else unless you want to be watched on what you eat and made to feel like you were stealing the food?? and 3.50 for an iced tea is outrageous cold mashed potatoes she took off my plate to reheat and they were still cold... they are not customer oriented in any way.. and the waitress seemed to get some perverse pleasure out of telling me I couldn, t get any more chicken .. she needs people skills. as does the manager.!!!! horrible experience

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went to take advantage of their Wed Chicken special and it was well worth it. I would have given 5 stars but the meal was not hot..warm enough but we prefer hotter. The chicken is outstanding..seriously and at a great price. I was surprised with the crowd that the noise was not greater but it was very easy to hear and converse. we are going back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went to the Soul Cafe on a Wednesday night (which was a mistake). Fortunately we had a reservations and got the requested booth. As it turns out on Wednesday nights they do a chicken special (all you can eat). The place was packed with chicken eaters. Fortunately all other menu items were also available so that we could choose non chicken dishes. As always our dishes were very good. The chicken crowd was numerous and loud.
For the second time within a week there was an issue with the pricing of the beers before 6 pm. The manager explained to us that they had changed their policy recently and that happy hour prices are now only available in the bar. It appears that not all of his wait staff and the hostess were aware of the changes. The manager honored the happy hour pricing indicating that “not everyone had received the memo”. We appreciated that.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food. Tonight's special was fried chicken with free refills. Delicious. Great appetizers too. Great neighborhood restaurant not in my neighborhood but worth the short drive.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really wanted to like this place. Good atmosphere and live music on Saturday night. We had a party of 6 at 7pm and did not receive food until after 8:00pm. Service was slow and follow-up non-existent. Each person in the party ordered a different entrée. The pork chop was tasty, but overcooked. The fried chicken was rubbery, the duck was dry and jumbo shrimp and grits were neither jumbo or flavorful. We were there for 2 birthdays which was noted on the reservation but was not recognized. We won't be back. The restaurant caters to an older crowd that must prefer their meals overcooked.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Music was very loud when we first arrived. Luckily they toned it down a bit so we could converse.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was really a pleasure. The food was excellent. Our server McKenzie was great.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Healthy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The staff, food & ambience are excellent. Sheila’s (chef) menu & specials are creative and delicious...and priced very reasonably for the quality & portions served. John, the manager, took special care in accommodating my husband’s requests for a menu substitution...he designed a special preparation of a dish that was delicious. We consider Soul Cafe a neighborhood favorite, dine there often, and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Every time we are in the area we go to Soul Cafe for dinner. We like the location as well as the food. As this time we were not disappointed. The food was good and we liked our beers as well. Since we had an early dinner the drinks were supposed to be at the Happy Hour prices. However whe we received the bill they showed up at full price. When we asked our waitress she said: “That is weird” and took the bill. It took a while for her to come back with a corrected bill. Not sure why it took so long.
Other than that we had an enjoyable dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was disappointing. Beef was tough and veggies in pot pie were not done. Music was too loud and I couldn’t get up to leave because the table behind us was too close. We had to get them to move so we could leave. There were many other empty tables to seat them at. We all agreed that another choice would have been good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Comfort food with a twist, And unique entres. Something for everyone, vegan, gluten free, paleo. Great spot. Service was exceptional. The owner brought fresh hot plates to our table. Dessert was over the top. Key lime pie, best yet.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Third time we have eaten at the Soul Cafe and as usual do it family style so we can taste all the dishes.
Five out of five were great and the service was excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great local favorite restaurant with Wed. night
special meals..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

One can always expect quality food and unexpected surprises on the menu. The noise level is a little high for normal conversation indoors. The patio is great!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great restaurant. Have always enjoyed dining at Soul.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Food with unique flavors. The pies are soooo good. Way to Go Soul!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was at least 25 minutes from when we ordered our salads until we were served.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything from greeting you, the service, and oh my god the food. Perfect is the only word to use. This was our NYE dinner. It was a fixed price meal. The choices were imaginative and the portions were plentiful. Our server couldn’t be nicer. She made sure everything was to our liking without being intrusive. We drove about 35 minutes to get here and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Whether you go for their fixed price special menus or just go there any other time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner it is worth the drive. Don’t deny yourself this exceptional experience. Make Soul Cafe a destination have to.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had great New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner. Food was awesome, waitress Caitlyn was super. Nice ambience and great music. Have been here before but never for a special event, will definitely participate again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food, staff and entertainment were all very good. They gave us a very good evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This week the Dover Sole Florentine was outstanding; extraordinary taste; perfect preparation. My wife had the scallops which are always one of our favorites that are exceptional all the time. Service was great and the trio that provided music was super. If you have never been to Soul Cafe you are missing out on a great restaurant that charges reasonable prices for exceptional food and entertainment. Similarly their breakfast menu is to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

GOOD FOOD, AND SERVICE--HAS GOTTEN PRICEY FOR BOTH FOOOD AND DRINKS

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our meals and service were outstanding! It is truly a neighborhood gem. Never disappoints!
We were celebrating a birthday and it truly was special being at Soul Cafe!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great dinners by everyone. Pork chops, fried chicken, short rib raviolis, and salmon all were excellent. A true neighborhood gem.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

4 of us enjoyed a great meal. The food was unique, well prepared. The fried chicken is fantastic and my husband ordered a side of green chili pork to go with it. The green chili pork has a good kick. I ordered the butternut squash enchiladas, also delicious and great with a spoon full of the chili added over the top. The music is excellent, but a bit loud for the space. Finished with the homemade blueberry pie. Out of this world flavors!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nice place with a good menu. I had the meatloaf which was a bit off. Server would disappear for long periods of time and was not attentive, forgot soup spoon and had to track someone down to bring one. Charge for bread even when ordering soup and salad. I would come back for breakfast which I hear is very good, but not dinner.

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