Stone Soup is yet another place that has been on my to try list, basically since they opened. Just driving by the place makes me excited to see what it is all about. The restaurant operates out of a cute little Midtown home in Cooper Young, and their patio is just as cute.
Stone Soup Cafe is a Southern plate lunch and sandwich kind of place. It’s the kind of place you go when you have a hankerin’ for grandma’s home cookin’.
Scott and I met for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The weather was beautiful, so we decided to soak up some sun out front. Our poor little server was either brand new or they were very understaffed. We sat for a long while before we could get drinks.
The menu was more diverse than expected. They serve breakfast all day on Saturday. The lunch menu also has plate lunches, sandwiches, entrees, wraps, and, of course, soup. However, I was a bit confused by the soup menu. For someone who has soup in their name, I would assume they would have more than 5 soup options. You have more than that at places like Panera Bread. I expected a lengthy variety of soups.
For lunch, I got the pimento cheese sandwich. I heard they had a great one, and I do love some pimento cheese.
The sandwich was pretty good. They load you up on some pimento cheese spread. This was a leaning tower of pimento cheese, sandwiched between two slices of texas toast. The bread was a bit greasy, which took away from the taste of the pimento cheese. However, it was very soft and tasted pretty fresh. The chips on the side added to the Southern flare of the place. Sitting at a table on the front lawn, with this dish, made me feel like I was at a picnic.
Scott, who was in breakfast mode, ordered the South of the Border Omelet, which contained “cheddar, onions, green peppers, salsa, sour cream, and jalepenos”. It was served with a side of homemade biscuits.
Scott was a big fan of his omelet. He said it was cooked perfectly and tons of yummy ingredients stuffed inside. The biscuits were a great addition, and reminded me a bit of my grandma’s. Don’t worry Mamaw, your biscuits are still better.
Overall, I had a pleasant experience at Stone Soup Cafe. The service was very behind, but I expect it was just a fluke that day. Our food was pretty good, but nothing fantastic. I will probably be back to Stone Soup Cafe at some point, when craving some Southern food under the sun. However, I am not dying to go back.
For more information on Stone Soup Cafe, visit their website or Facebook page. You can find more reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon. Also, check out these other reviews and write-ups about Stone Soup Cafe: Hungry Memphis, I Love Memphis, Best Memphis Burger, Memphis Food Guy Blog, Go Memphis, Memphis Daily News, and Pancake Palate.