Memphis Pizza Cafe has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. When I was really young, and living in East Memphis, my parents and I frequented the location on Park Avenue. When we moved to the suburbs, the one in Germantown became our home. Then, we moved to Arlington, and the location that made a brief appearance in Wolfchase was our spot. Now that I am living back in the city, I go back and forth between the Midtown location and East Memphis location. When visiting family in Collierville, I check out that location as well. I have, at some point in my life, settled into every Memphis Pizza Cafe location (with the exception of Southaven), just like I have settled into every home.
This time I ate Memphis Pizza Cafe, it was take-out, so I cannot comment on service. However, from my past experiences, the service seems to always be pretty solid (taking into consideration how long it takes to cook a pizza). I also love the laid back atmosphere of the restaurants. It’s very homey and comfortable.
I usually order the exact same thing every time I go: a side salad with Ranch dressing (they have great Ranch), and one or two slices (depending on how hungry I am) on Ultimate Cheese pizza, add spinach, tomato, and cajun chicken. This is the ultimate slice of pizza. With years of experience and trial-and-error under my belt, I finally found the perfect slice of pizza at Pizza Cafe. This is it.
However, this time I was sharing with the masses, so I did not get to order what I want. We ordered a Meat Lovers and a BBQ Chicken pizza. I prefer either no meat or only chicken on my pizza, so I opted to eat the latter. The BBQ Chicken pizza was great. It wasn’t my typical order, but I have never had anything bad at Memphis Pizza Cafe. Partially, I believe, is because I love their thin crusts. If I had to compromise again, I would opt for this.
They are always perfectly crispy, with the right amount of sauce, cheese, and toppings. Memphis Pizza Cafe, in my opinion, is the best pizza joint in Memphis. I know many that agree with me. In fact, I have only ever talked to one person who didn’t care for this place. I also discredit her opinion, as she is a New York-er with a pretentious taste in pizza. Nothing can satisfy her anyway. Personally, I have never had a bad experience at any location. Ever.
If you ever have a craving for pizza, I highly recommend trying this place out.