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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!
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Southwest, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:15 am
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
This is a place where it is a delight to return for the marvelous treatment and creative food.
Thanks for the lovely experience!
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.
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.
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