Soy Division

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 17 reviews )

51 Kilmarnock Rd, Glasgow, Scotland, G41 3YN

Vegan cafe specializing baking and offers vegan meals like quiche, pizza, and panini. Est. Aug 2016. Open Tue-Fri 11:00am-7:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Western, Take-out, Bakery, European

17 Reviews

First Review by Marzipan

lovely friendly vegan cafe and dogs allowed! - Edit

Fresh Home cooked hot food, salad and puddings.
Friendly lady running the place.
Best thing is dog friendly even with biscuits!
The omelette is gorgeous and the fudgey-wudgies are recommended for those with a sweet tooth.
Only not 5* because no toilet!!

Pros: dog friendly, delicious home cooked food - all vegan , sweet desserts and coffees

Cons: no loo

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Great new place! - Edit

I got a breakfast bloomer and pasta for lunch here, both were delicious and served by a friendly face with good chat! The nice lady was happy to answer any questions and give info on the food/ cafe. 👍🏽😁

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Fab little place! - Edit

Visited Soy Division today on our way back from the Highlands. We had a breakfast and a BLT sandwich and both were equally delicious. Very reasonably priced too! Two meals, two cakes and two drinks for £22! Great little place and lovely staff - we'll definitely be back if we're ever passing!

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cake - Edit

Only had a cake which was prepared for a work mate. Fantasy cake and I really don't think anyone would know it was vegan unless told.
Lovely cake lovely people.

Pros: vegan, people

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An absolute gem - Edit

Have eaten here many times now as it's so local to me.

Little cafe with interesting art on the walls, broad mix of customers.

The lovely owner makes nearly everything from scratch (the square sausage is amazing!) and doesn't unncessarily add salt to everything like many places. Herself and staff really friendly and chatty.

Soy Division serves meat-replacement based dishes as well as more "traditional vegan" food e.g. with lentils. Sausage rolls, roll and bacon etc as well as cooked breakfasts, soups, dinner type meals (burgers, stews, lasagne...) and different sweet treats.

Food is fantastic, never been disappointed. The cooked breakfast is huge and perfect, the pots of tea are ginormous (and pour well, so rare) and the desserts are always spot on - I have a particular obsession with "fudgey wudgies" although last week's raspberry cheesecake was super fruity and tasty.

Specials board is great, love when lasagne is on! Really varied filling meals, healthy ingredients.

There's a real passion for food and veganism here and it's great to support with my purse. Some reviews have mentioned the price point - I would agree that it's a bit more expensive than other vegan cafes, but given the quality, effort and service I've received, totally worth it. Only real downside is that if you want to pop in as part of a large group, have a back-up plan as the space is limited.

Pros: Homecooked, Healthier, Varied

Cons: Small space

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Lovely friendly little cafe - Edit

Visited today and loved it! I had spring greens soup, my daughter and partner both had sausage rolls then we all had some delicious cake. Food is lovely and the owners are really kind and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Lovely home comfort foods - Edit

The food in here is great have specials every day. The last time I was in here had a black bean and sweet potato burger with pineapple salsa. Everything is home made and delicious. Comfort food at its finest.

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Gorgeous Food - Friendly Service - Edit

Was passing through Glasgow and decided to seek out Soy Division (the name is still making me chuckle) . Small but friendly cafe . There was a main menu then Specials which were - Spicy Lasagne, Cauliflower, Leek and Cashew Soup or African Stew. I plumped for African stew sweet potato, green beans and kale (maybe other veg in there ? ) in a tomato and peanut sauce - served with a really lovely bread . It was gorgeous with just the right amount of kick for a spice-a-phobe like me .Loved it - another customer passing my table also said how nice it looked .
The cheesecake looked good too
Staff were friendly - if I didn't live so far away I would definitely be back :)))

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Warm and welcoming - Edit

What a fantastic cafe this is. The coffee was lovely, and the houmous ciabatta was delicious. Warm and friendly service from the staff. Will be back for sure.

Pros: food is delicious, friendly staff

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Disappointing - Edit

I called in for coffee and cake with my partner. The lady serving wasn't very friendly and it made for an uncomfortable start to our visit. She placed two menus down and proceeded to ignore us for ten minutes. There was only one other table of customers. Eventually she took the order and seemed reluctant to do so. I ordered one piece of cake and two lattes. Cake was lovely but the bill of over £8 was expensive I thought. The atmosphere in the place was uncomfortable due to the surly staff. It was if they resented customers being there. There was no acknowledgement when we left. I doubt that I would return. They are going to have to change if they are to remain in business. It's a niche enough market as it is. A wasted business opportunity.

Pros: Nice cake

Cons: Expensive, Rude staff

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rude staff - Edit

Coffee and cake was lovely but service slow, made to feel really unwelcome - like the staff couldn't be bothered... shame has real potential...

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disappointing - Edit

I've been to Soy Division twice now.

On my first visit, I had a bacon roll. The vegan bacon was lovely, but it came on a massive ciabatta with huge amounts of butter which totally obscured the flavour. I had to ask the very aloof staff for ketchup. The atmosphere was very awkward.

Second time around, I had a sausage roll + beans while my friends had full breakfasts. The sausage roll was lovely, but the beans were very bland - and it was very expensive for what you got. The full breakfast - again the "meats" were of high quality but overall a bland and uninteresting meal. We also had to wait almost an hour for our food.

The cafe also has no toilets for customers! Is that even legal?

I gave Soy Division a second chance but I don't think I'll be back, which is a real shame. The idea of 100% vegan cafe on the Southside is so enticing, and Soy Division are using high quality fake meat products - unfortunately their ineptitude makes a visit pretty unsatisfying, particularly when their are many omnivorous cafes nearby that cater so well to vegans.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-05

Pros: using high quality vegan meats

Cons: aloof and inept staff, no toilets, food blandly presented

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Southside vegan cafe - Edit

Edir on 271116: Now I've managed to get in for a proper sit down meal I can bump up to the 5. They have rice, coconut and soy milk (Bonsoy), and had loads of dishes on special, and cakes. I was stuffed after my quiche and salads and had to end up taking my cheesecake home. I was there today hosting a vegan meetup and the 5 of us really enjoyed our courses and most of us bought food to take away. If in Glasgow I would recommend making the 20minute bus journey out of the town centre to visit.

Here you can pop in for coffee & cake, a savoury sausage roll or scotch pie, or a more substantial meal. I really fancied a bit of lasagne + 2 salads for £8.95 but as I had gone in after work for a quick little something to tide me over til home I opted for a takeaway, heated scotch pie (£3.50).

The combination of vegan 'meat' inside and very delicious homemade pastry hit my wee food hole for a bit. I'll be back in a couple of weeks for a sit down and a big plate o' stuff!

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-11

Pros: Only vegan place on Southside, More reliable kitchen hours (Glasgow in-issue...), Easy to get to on public transport

Cons: A bit small if you want to have a group meal, Shut on Mondays & Tuesdays, Getting folk to travel to Southside

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Delicious, authentic, homemade, wholesome. - Edit

A little gem in Glasgow Shawlands, serving up homemade vegan fare with a quintessentially Scottish twist. If you're vegan and want to experience Scottish food culture in the most authentic and genuine way possible, be sure to stop by for a sausage roll, square sausage and tatty scone roll, or go all in for a Full Scottish breakfast.
Inexpensive, outrageously good food, all vegan owned and run by the most genuine and welcoming people. Homely atmosphere and rotating daily specials. Go!

Pros: All vegan, great options, both healthy and comfort

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Sausage Rolls! - Edit

This cafe hasn't been opened long but I've already been twice. Very nice people and I believe all the food they sell is home made. The sausage rolls are outstanding and I've taken some out both time I've been in. Mushroom pie is also great and whilst the cakes look great I've not got a sweet tooth, although my daughter is in love with their brownies. :)

Great to see another vegan cafe open in Glasgow with a welcoming and chilled vibe.

Pros: Great food, Awesome staff

Cons: Not cheap, Small

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Yummy! ? - Edit

I had lasagna, salad & hot choc. Delicious food and friendly staff ? Great to see an all vegan cafe in the heart of Shawlands!

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Great Atmosphere - Edit

At last I am able to offer brief review of this much anticipated vegan cafe!

I managed to pop in today, and I was not disappointed. It's a cosy cafe / take-away with a bustling and vibrant atmosphere. It feels like it would be easy to become a well know regular, a bit like Cheers!

I was hungry, so my eyes found the homemade lasagne, and I asked for a slice to to take home with me. After I had selected my order, I mentioned that I wanted to offer a small gift (a household cleaning spray from my company) as one fellow vegan to another, It's nice to offer support! However, typical Glasgow, no good deed goes unrewarded, and I was then not allowed to pay for my lasagne! This is what happens here!

After a bit of Mrs Doyle like toing & froing, I left the cafe with my complimentary lasagne, which I have since heated up and eaten. It was really good. So good, that I cannot wait to return, and try all the good things on their menu.

So, thank you very much for being lovely, and I look forward to visiting again soon. In the meantime, I cannot recommend highly enough.

Pros: Cosy and welcoming., Great selection of savoury items!, Great selection of cakes!

Cons: I cannot think of any at the moment.

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HOTROD 21 Oct 2016 - I had a small coffee and a small piece of cake very expensive £6.00 I will not be returning as the other cafe around the corner in Shawlands is cheaper for vegan food, Glad Cafe.I thought she had made a mistake at £6.00 I was alone imaging I had other family members with me in this economy now I have more to do with my £6.00 than have a small coffee and a small cake. Very dissappointed indeed!!!  

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