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About Soul Cafe

Owned and operated solely by Executive Chef, Sheila Bryson. Sheila offers a Modern American Southwest menu using regional ingredients. Soul offers everything from buttermilk pancakes at breakfast to Salmon with mango salsa for dinner. Sheila tries to cater to special diets and we do have many Gluten Free options.

We offer daily breakfast and lunch specials. Our menu is made up of house made items that we makes to order. We serve 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!

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

Cuisines:
Southwest, Contemporary American, Breakfast

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- Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch

Sunday: Until 2pm

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.soulcafeaz.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday- Saturday evenings

Executive Chef:
Sheila Bryson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Live Music (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Romantic (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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

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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 (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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 (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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a wonderful experience at Soul Cafe. Sheila has fun, newvthings on her menus as well as old favorites. Would love to know ahead when she's going to make Scallops with Butternut Squash risotto...it was so memorable. 🤗🤗🤗

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The Best Fried Chicken dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was restaurant week in Phoenix, so we ordered from a $35, three course meal. The appetizer of six raw clams (without the shell) was creative to look at, but lacked taste. The tenderloin steak was right-on medium rare, and the creme brulee was very good. I ordered a Manhattan on rocks, and that was 'right on'.... The wait staff was quick and attentive. So...I have no complaints about this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

While there was live music inside, we sat on the patio. We went for AZ Restaurant Week because the selections looked terrific and the value was amazing. So glad we went and we will go back again, even though we live in the Southeast valley.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband and I went here for restaurant week. This restaurant was amazing. I am a finicky eater and send back food if its over cooked, under cooked, etc. This place was AMAZING. You will not find this food anywhere. Creative and unique recipes, inspired and delicious. My appetizer was a scallop with pickled jalapeno with thinly sliced orange. The spicy jalapeño mixed with the tangy orange was a delicious heat coupled with the cool orange was just a delicious flavor profile. The presentation of every dish was so pretty too! I had the crispy duck for the main course, a nice size portion of crispy and juicy duck with this amazing cherry chipotle sauce! The roasted creamy parsnips was coated in a crusted breading that was just happiness on my taste buds. For dessert I had the chipotle chili brownie with avocado ice cream. The chili brownie was crisper on the outside and soft with a nice chewy inside. Avocado ice cream sounded weird, but surprisingly it was pleasantly yummy! The place has a nice casual unique ambiance, friendly staff. Hands down my new favorite restaurant. They switch up their menu seasonally. Seriously try this place. The food is YUMMY!!!!!! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always exciting menu served creatively. Prices are very reasonable and they take reservations. We go there at least once each week. Their breakfast menu is also incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a great time! The menu and the food were great and reasonably priced. It was nice to see a menu with different options.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a fantastic time at Soul Cafe in north Scottsdale. We found this place through the Restaurant Week promotion and loved it. The staff was very proud of their establishment. Service was professional and friendly. The menu options were good...and we got a taste of the pork green chile...YUMMMMM! We will be there for brunch next :-)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great fresh seafood and selection. Service is terrific. Neighborhood favorite.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food here is always delectable and often unique. The service is good and the prices are moderate. This is our favorite local restaurant. They also have a creative and wonderful breakfast menu.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Tough steaks. Not much creativity. Little to NO ambiance. Many people recommended it but I fail to see the appeal. Strictly ho-hum!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Second time visiting Soul Cafe. We tried one of their pizzas and it was very good! It was a happy hour special. We live in the immediate area and like coming here. Easy to eat at the bar or if we want more privacy, grab a table. The staff are very friendly. Great wine and beer selection too. Would recommend to a friend.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 2017

For some reason the chicken tasted strange this time.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Same great food and service that we got at Alma, same ownership. We've been for lunch, brunch and happy hour and always pleased. Wed night is "Fried Chicken Night". Don't miss it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Breakfast is outstanding!! So many unique flavorful choices!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always outstanding food prepared in creative ways. This weekend they had fresh Halibut cheeks which were delicious and Octopus; two entrees you don't find in most places in addition to their standard fare. Prices are very reasonable and the homemade personal pies for dessert can't be beat.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great Food, great staff, always interesting specials, and wonderful pies.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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