Food is the best. Go early, as there is lots of people at times..
Southern Cafe is the best soul food restaurant in Oakland. All dishes are just simply delicious. The service is great. The food is so great there maybe a wait because of the people waiting to order. There have been times there was short of help. That problem may have been solved by now. Access to parking is available.Safe environment. The restaurant is clean & servers are cordial & accommodating. The food is plentiful. I would say the prices are camparative to other restaurant of its kind. Whatever the price the food is certainly worth it. The food is seasoned to taste, never need anymore seasoning for anything. The seating is open & airy. Other diners appear to be friendly & homedown.This is the only place I dine & feel like I'm getting my monies worth. I hope they stay & never go out of business. Keep the business going!
The signature slow-cooked fried chicken is worth the wait at this Oakland soul food stop.. In Short The decor at this tiny cafe is no frills with its fluorescent lights and limited tables. But the main draw is the southern cooking. Customers willing to brave long lines come for thickly battered, crispy chicken pieces. Cooks dredge the chicken in flour, salt and black pepper before deep frying them to a golden brown. Side dishes such as rich corn, sweet smoky collard greens, and buttery rice are always in demand.