This suave roadhouse diner boasts colorful soul food, sweet jazz music every Thursday night in an atmosphere that is both intimate and lively. Sitting just behind The LAB shopping center, Memphis Café's top offering is their gumbo, a mix of shrimp, okra, chicken and spicy Andouille sausage that makes for a thick and hearty stew. The southern crab cakes are an absolute treat for the palette, combining rock crab meat, corn and peppers in a smoked tomato cream sauce.
The center cut pork chop marinated in garlic and spices, grilled, served with polenta and a balsamic cherry sauce is also delicious. For seafood lovers, the Shellfish Jambalaya is an absolute must with New Zealand mussels, manila clams and gulf prawns surrounding dirty rice smothered with a smoky shrimp broth. The Southern Meatloaf Stack, baked with herbs and vegetables and red wine gravy.
Memphis Café provides an upscale dining experience without the price and attitude and also has a fully-stocked bar and patio seating. Memphis Café is serving down-home Southern soul food in Costa Mesa's SoBeCa district.