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“Good Honest Food”
Review of Soul Food Cafe

Soul Food Cafe
Ranked #200 of 1,060 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: ... the home of naturally good food! Established 2003....listed in Bridgestone Guide and Taste of Ulster
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Honest Food”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We were in the area due to the Marathon and wanted somewhere close to Ormeau Park for a bite of lunch. Not alot open on the Ormeau Rd but came across here and from outside looked good. Thankfully didnt read up on it first or if knew didnt like buggies in over lunch would not have called in and could see why. Place was hectic but luckily a family was leaving by the door and had just enough space with one of the largest tables by window to get us 4 and a highchair and buggy in.
Service was prompt for the fact almost no tables free and waitress was as friendly as needs to be.
Impressed with the food as the sandwiches were large baps with good fresh fillings and the soup and spinach & ricotta tortellini especially were very tasty indeed.
As I said good honest food at reasonable prices and the coffee and sweets did look very tempting.
All in all a good place for a light bite etc but not for a private conversation as like many small establishments that serve good food you are very close to the next table which most likely will be occupied.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Amazing brunch / breakfast”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Amazing place. Lovely food. Fast and friendly service. Can't say enough good. I had porridge which came with whiskey. Yum. My fellow diners had fries and / or bagels. We were all full and happy. And managed to stuff in an amazing scone. Lovely little spot.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank IrishMickeyBeag
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Suburban gastronomic delights!”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Soul Cafe sits resolutely on the upper Ormeau Road as the most simply sophisticated place to eat in this suburban hot spot. The food is fresh, organic and convenient... but my word do they make an extra special effort. The emphasis is on simplicity and the expectations of themselves are high. Whether casually dropping in to peruse the menu because you know you needf something but you just don't know what or looking for something to satisfy a demanding appetite, Soul Cafe will meet your needs. Try it... you really wont be disappointed by this little oasis of quality food at great value and super service. And all in suburban bliss.

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank Cozski
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Poor service”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Busy, poor service that took ages between courses. Food was good. Will give this one a miss. Tables to close togther and very noisey. I couldnt hear myself speak.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank V13job
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Belfast
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fabby for lunch!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Brilliant little lunch bistro. Tables all close to each other with a friendly atmosphere. Risottos. Cassoulet. Good vegetarian options. Good coffees and strong sweet tooth options. Tends to be busy and they ask you don't bring in buggies between 12-2 because of their space issues.

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1 Thank Bob1e
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