Sister of Soul

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73 Acland St (at Shakespeare Grove), St Kilda, Victoria, 3183

Vegetarian global inspired menu, Asian, Mexican, American and Indian. Signature dishes include the soul burger, papaya salad and stir fries. There are several vegan and vegan optional dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Thai, Western, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out

39 Reviews

First Review by Aloo

Excellent on all fronts - Edit

Excellent food, wide range of options and types of meals, great service and fantastic location.

Pros: Range of types of food, Very tasty meals, Good drinks too

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A place for everyone - Edit

Have been many times and have NEVER been disappointed! Always delicious and well rounded meals. Staff are passionate and friendly, making it the perfect venue for any party. Vegetarian, Vegan or not, you will not be disappointed!

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Yumm!! - Edit

I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and they have all been good. The big vegan breakfast is the bomb. My partner is a little bit distraught that they no longer have the pea fritters (seriously bring them back).

Pros: Great food options that are a bit different (not j

Cons: Is a bit pricey, but that's St Kilda!

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Good Food - Edit

The food is always good. Extremely fresh and tasty. It’s just a shame about the customer service. I went for lunch today and it was very busy. The guy who seated us was not friendly at all. No smile, nothing. All the staff seemed more interested in us ordering and getting out so they could serve more people. There were tables down the back that were not apparently open, they could’ve easily seated at ten more people if they had opened it up. I will go for the food, but the bad service really puts me off.

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SisteofSoul 03 Jan 2018 - Hi RogueCat. Thanks for the positive review about the food and your feedback concerning service. Whilst we monitor and take on board feedback to enhance our service delivery and offering, we generally don't reply to positive or negative reviews cause we believe people are entitled to their personal opinion. However in this instance we feel compelled to.
The person you are referring to suffers from depression and anxiety whilst his outwardly expression may suggest disinterest, we are very proud of him for being able to get through this busy period whilst he tries his best to manage his mental health. We all have encountered friends or family that have gone through challenging times, be it temporary or prolonged, and we show compassion and understanding during their time of need. If you would like to learn more, please visit beyondblue.org.au or like to discuss more in person, please feel free to ask for me, Daniel and i will be happy to discuss this with you
 


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Delicious gnocchi, curry not so much - Edit

Sister of Soul is one of my favourite vegan/vego restaurants, with a wide variety of choice and beautiful restaurant setting. I often choose the vegan gnocchi with spinach, pumpkin & almond “feta” - however I decided to branch out and try a curry. I opted for their new chickpea curry which had potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans and other veggies. I was a little disappointed when I had to add rice/roti as a side (seriously, who eats curry without rice...) but of course I still chose some brown rice to accompany my curry. The curry had a grainy texture and veggies weren’t as soft as I’d like - ate most of it but didn’t really have much of an appetite for it once I was relatively satiated. Maybe it’s because I’m Asian and hold a really high standard of Asian food - but if you’re looking for a somewhat realistic authentic curry, go elsewhere.
My sister ordered the gnocchi, which was as soft, creamy and delicious as ever.
Service was also not the best, had to get water myself and waited a few minutes before being seated.

Pros: Gnocchi is amazing, Restaurant setting is nice, Large choice of food

Cons: Curry was very subpar, Had to order rice as a side to curry..., Service was slow

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Classical - Edit

I love Sister so much. I can’t quite go past the green sister stir fry. So many veggies and so much tofu. A classic vegan dish with cracking flavour!

Pros: Smoothies

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Yummy, varied food! - Edit

We visited here late on a Saturday afternoon and it was still buzzing. This place had a range of exciting vegan options and it was so hard to choose! Great decor too. Staff polite and efficient. The food came out quickly and was excellent- really tasty and generous portion sizes. Having said that, I would not call this place cheap- ramen was $18.50 and bibimbap was $17 (both vegan), which is more than what I would normally pay for those dishes in a non veg place, but having said that it was nice to be able to order them without the usual hassle of making a bunch of alterations!

Pros: Extensive exciting menu, Spacious and attractive decor, Still serving food late in the afternoon!

Cons: Depending on what you order, could be considered p

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Sister of Soul - Edit

We came across this great place. Many vegab dishes, place was buzzing, we opted to sit outside.
We had a two tiered cheese cake came on a bed of coconut shavings and passionfruit coulis. I had a mango smoothie and my partner a chocolate hazelnut latte. All looked and tasted good. Bill was $25 approx got the Happy Cow sticker.

Pros: Excellent vegan food, Great service, Outside seating

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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Incredible food - Edit

While we ordered on ubereats and didn't get there full experience the food was absolutely incredible, so delicious and flavoursome. Would highly recommend the Nasi Goreng!!

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Extensive menu and great food! - Edit

What a menu! There were so many things I'd love to try with heaps of vegan options. We had lunch at Sister of Soul and had the jack black burger and pumpkin gnocchi as well as a beer and a hot chocolate. All of it was delicious. Service was fast and staff were friendly and it's a lovely environment to enjoy a meal. Very keen to come back and try more of the menu!

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Great food & lovely atmosphere - Edit

We loved our first visit to Sister of Soul yesterday. Lots of meals to choose from. I had the berry and acai smoothie bowl which was delicious. My partner had the avocado on toast and they do it better than other places - it was yum.
Very nice atmosphere, prompt service with a smile and muted music made for a lovely time. Relaxed and welcoming and, with the doors all opened, the sun was able to stream in.
We will be back to work our way through the wonderful menu!

Pros: Broad choice, Delicious food, Friendly atmosphere

Cons: None experienced

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Average and overpriced - Edit

We were really excited to visit Sister of Soul based on their breakfast menu, but ended up visiting for dinner. It was really busy and loud and didn't feel like the sort of place we could sit back and enjoy a meal, but we had made the effort to get to St Kilda and had heard good things so stayed.

The menu is eclectic, which in my experience is never a great sign. Some options seemed very expensive for their ingredients ($13.50 for dhal?). We ordered the gnocchi and the "Om-mazing yellow curry". The gnocchi was delicious but not an immense portion for $18. The yellow curry - turns out the "vegan option" is simply to omit the labneh rather than replace it with anything - was quite small, and again quite overpriced for a dish consisting of lentils, potatoes, peas and a side of rice and poppadums. We shared a side of fries which were very good.

We made our visit quite fleeting as we didn't feel it was the sort of place we could lounge around, and weren't that inspired by the dessert options following our mains. The only word to describe the experience is "average".

Pros: Varied menu, Close to St Kilda beach (if that's your vibe)

Cons: Average food, overpriced, Not all vegan, "vegan options" poorly thought-out, Loud and overly "trendy"

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OMG amazing - Edit

I experienced the best breakfast I have EVER had here at Sister of Soul. The menu is a delight with almost too much to choose from and is clearly marked with the vegan options (everything is at least vegetarian though). The meals came out in a reasonable time although the drinks were much slower which is the only part of the experience I could fault. The wait staff were friendly and efficient also.
Do yourself a favour and order the Rainbow Breaky Bowl. You're welcome ☺️

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varied cuisine lots of vegan choice - Edit

Service was quick and the food delicious. They have a wide range of vegan foods including an amazing rocky road dessert! Can be a bit loud of an evening, but worth a visit!

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Delicious ethical food by the sea! - Edit

I went here for a nice dinner with my (mostly vegetarian) family and we had a great night! The beer selection was expansive, the Thai raw noodle bowl that I had was delicious, and the staff were really inviting! It was packed on a Friday night so I would definitely suggest booking ahead

Pros: Big portions, Great food, Ethical ethos

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Must try the vegan raw lasagne - Edit

I've eaten here twice and loved the vegan buckwheat pancakes and the raw lasagne!

The vibe is very relaxed and boho, and there is lots of seating.

Pros: Delicious vegan choices, Funky vibe

Cons: Can be a bit pricey, Can get noisy / busy

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So much to choose from! - Edit

During a short visit from the United States, I totally enjoyed an early dinner at Sister of Soul with a vegan friend who is a Melbourne native. There were so many vegan options at this all-vegetarian restaurant that it was hard to choose just one, but I went with the Bibimbap Nutrition Bowl and was very happy with my choice. Exactly as described, this is a "traditional Korean bowl with marinated tofu, salted cucumber, bean shoots, pickled carrot and daikon, shiitake mushrooms, seaweed salad, brown rice and topped with shredded nori and bibi hot sauce." All very authentic, fresh ingredients. (The hot sauce is indeed pretty hot - so if I return to this place, I will probably ask the staff to dial down the spiciness a bit.) I found the atmosphere as fresh and inviting as the food.

Pros: All vegetarian; dozens of vegan options, Fresh, tasty food, Lovely environment

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so good! - Edit

Had the notella crumpets there this morning for breakfast. It was the bomb digity. Highly recommend it

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disappointed each visit - Edit

I've been to this place more than a handful of times mainly because it's always been the easiest option when in at kilda. The first couple of times I thought I'd ordered wrong but I'm consistently being let down. The sweet potato fries are soggy and Cold. The stir fry portions are so small considering the price and the jack fruit burger to me is mediocre. The only positive for me is that staff are nice.

Pros: lots of vegan options

Cons: pricey , lacking the 'wow' factor , a lot of dishes are rather small portions

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ahh the burger!! - Edit

So the pulled jackfruit burger was incredible!!! Honestly amazing. My mum had the rawsagna which was also super tasty, and my brother had the nachos (again I loved!) The menu is broad, there is something for all tastes I believe! I will be back for the rocky road :D

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Something New - Edit

Fairly reasonable pricing for what it is, but small portions. Friendly staff, nice venue, tasty food and good variety. Service was speedy and the venue was clean. Presentation is immaculate.

Pros: Many vegan options

Cons: Little pricey

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more schmick than soul - Edit

Took my partner out for lunch here after a Sunday stroll along the foreshore. It was pumping but we still got a table right away. I'd describe the atmosphere as more shiny than soulful and, coming from the northside, VERY St Kilda. Shiny stainless steel tables, long wooden bench seats along the window that runs all the way along one wall. It's certainly bright and airy.

We both started with the white miso soup which had a warming touch of ginger. My partner had the okonomiyaki, which he said was the best he'd ever tried - crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. I had the fried eggplant salad. Chunks of eggplant were silky inside with a slightly chewy surface and not too oily. The dressing was tart with black vinegar and the salty bite of fermented black beans. Sweet, fresh tomato and loads of Asian green herbs finished it off. The tastes were so intense that it might have been nicer balanced with a side of brown rice. An enjoyable dining experience that I probably won't repeat - proximity and price make it a bit inaccessible.

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Great place, good location - Edit

Already having eaten elsewhere dropped in for a drink. Tempted by desert - almost rocky road. Vegan jelly and marshmallows with chocolate paste and crunchy bits - wonderful. A bit small to satisfy both stomach and wallet. Good vibe and plenty of seating. Looked like it had a good range of food.

Pros: Good vibe, Tasty food

Cons: Potion size small

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Love this place! - Edit

Great space, friendly staff, extensive menu, yummy food!

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Amazing flavours! - Edit

This place is vegetarian and vega, however, vegan options are clearly marked. They have a fairly good range of food here and everything thing I've had so far (I've been twice in two days) has been absolutely amazing!

Pros: Delicious food, Large seating area, Friendly staff

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Lacking some soul - Edit

Gave this cafe another go for brunch, after a disappointing first visit for dinner 12 or so months ago. First off the bat was a very ordinary coffee. It's great they use Bonsoy, but the coffee was weak and poorly brewed.The vegetarian breakfast menu is fairly extensive, yet only features 2 or 3 rather uninspiring options for vegans. Our meals were pleasant enough, if a little bland but quite pricey for the serving sizes. Unlikely to go out of my way to return for a 3rd attempt.

Pros: Location

Cons: Bad coffee, Confused service staff

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Pricey more than nicey - Edit

We went there on a public holiday because a couple of other places were not opening until midday. The breakfast menu was all that was available and is surprisingly restrictive for Vegans considering it is a vegetarian establishment. We did ask if they would serve us from the starters/main menu 20 minutes prior to 12pm, but they refused, which is okay but no chips before 12pm is a bit daft.
Fairly decent food, some interesting ideas and good flavours, reasonable serving size; but definitely room for improvement and more effort required. Over priced. 2 breakfasts and 2 coffees = $47 (including 10% surcharge due to public holiday)
Not quite living up to it's potential.
Coffee was bad.

Cons: Pricey, Coffee

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