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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
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 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://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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Soul Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Casual (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fun (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Live Music (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 13, 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 11, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 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 6, 2018

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

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·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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 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 16, 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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·Dined on December 15, 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 13, 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 10, 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 10, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a great meal with friends. The maple glazed salmon with butternut squash and Brussels sprouts that I had was gluten free and superb. Others had jalapeno meatloaf and vegetarian butternut squash burrito with white sauce -- also wonderful. Ambiance is colorful, with lively rotating art on the walls. Quiet enough to easily talk with our companions. Comfortable booth and table seating. Great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The spinach salad and buttermilk chicken were great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Buttermilk Fried Chicken is NOT to be missed. Chef Sheila came to our table and figured out how we could add her Cranberry Jelly could be included. Awesome!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We saw an ad in the paper for a fried chicken special. It was excellent! Food was served hot and staff was attentive. I especially enjoyed the veggies that were served...and the chicken was perfectly prepared.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Friendly service. Good diverse menu. Delicious pies.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Was busy, service a little slow, but the food was great!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place is always good and consistent. The service is about as good. We like the Wednesday night fried chicken special. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals and we would certainly go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Crazy about Soul! We are always happy to go to this neighborhood cafe!!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, eclectic menu, very fair prices. Will definitely return

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, service and music! Five Stars* live music on Friday & Saturday.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service! We were in town for golf and local friends suggested Soul Cafe. Must try the bacon wrapped tater tots and the bacon wrapped shrimp for starters. Erik was our server and is great! Thank you Soul Cafe for a great meal and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve been to Soul Cafe for breakfast a couple of times and have never been disappointed. I’ve had chilaquiles (excellent) and the lemon ricotta pancakes (wow). They have good coffee and bellinis as well. Service was excellent. I will be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We stopped here for fish on a Friday evening. There were some great fish specials that evening but we decided to do their fish fry. Great value for the money.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our first time at Soul Café was very enjoyable. We ate outside on the back patio and it was very nice, much quieter than inside. The servers were attentive and had some helpful suggestions. The food was delicious -- it was nice to have some southern style food. The Shimp and Grits were very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Alberto is the best👍 Great food and service. Five Stars*

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Vegan, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food, presentation and ambiance was excellent as always. Enjoyed tesing with Eric, Our waiter was quite good. We will definitely return to SOul Cafe!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Eric was an incredible server: it was obvious he was passionate about the food which was spectacular (try the chilequiles or the lemon ricotta pancakes!)

Make it a point to stop here!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere with excellent real comfort food.
Not around corner but worth the 20 30 min drive.
Tonight's specials Deconstructed
Chicken Pot Pie and Pot Roast.
Both excellent. Love dining here.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The Soul Cafe is such a warm place for food and service. The staff is great...the food is great!
My friend and I had a wonderful brunch with Eric and were met by Remona, both a delight.

There is no rush at The Soul Cafe and everything is done with a smile. It is a neighborhood
restaurant that always serves great food and the welcoming staff makes sure you leave totally
satisfied.

This is a place where it is a delight to return for the marvelous treatment and creative food.

Thanks for the lovely experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The whitefish from Lake Superior was a special on the menu and was outstanding. Having had whitefish before in Traverse City, Michigan I was not expecting Soul Cafe to beat the Michiganites but they surely did. The service was excellent. My wife's meal was equally outstanding. This is a great place for a meal any night and breakfast everday.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We stopped in for breakfast because it is close to Curves for women. Fantastic food!!! Our waiter Eric convinced us ( did not take much ) to come back for dinner. We were so glad we did. Shrimp & Grits is a favorite of mine and theirs takes a backseat to no one. My wife had the meatloaf with local touches, she could not stop raving about it. Our time in Scottsdale is up, we can't wait to come back and visit Eric and next time we might even follow his recommendations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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