Soya

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 41 reviews )
Contact
01-48-06-33-02
Find

20, rue de la Pierre Levée, Paris, France, 75010

100% organic, mezzé, couscous. Saturday brunch costs around 28€. For vegan dessert phone ahead. Open Tue-Sat 7:00pm-11:00pm, Wed-Fri 12:00pm-3:30pm, Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm, Sun 11:30am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Organic

Reviews (41)

First Review by jrm212

My favorite restaurant in Paris - Edit

- it's so so good/tasty, I always take the mezze which has several kinds of hummus/guacamole + delicious marinated vegetables + it's so filling
- the brunch on Sundays is not cheap but worth it, there's a big variety of meals and vegetarian treats, all very good and tasty

Pros: diversity, taste/freshness of ingredients, inventive cuisine

Cons: can't see anything wrong with this restaurant

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Best vegetarian brunch in Paris - Edit

The brunch is amazing!!! Lots of choices! And the food is really diverse. Love the place and the food! I really recommend it.

Pros: Choice is vast, Food is perfect

Cons: Limited time to eat for the brunch (1h30)

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Brunch, oh my, the brunch! - Edit

Went for the brunch as part of my culinary solo tour of Paris.
Cooking is my profession, interest and passion, so if I go somewhere with an aim to check out a place, my expectations are hard to meet.
Soya did it perfectly.
I usually hear from others ''No, this cannot be vegan!'' and them I am happy to confirm that it is..well, this time I was the one that said to myself - ''This cannot be vegan!''
The food is made with lots of creativity (flavors/combinations/presentation), care and delivered in a tehnically good manner. Was really uplifting and memorable experience. While I might not go there every week (well, not living in Paris & it's pricey), will pay a visit also when next time in Paris.

Highly recommendable!

Pros: Creative, well delivered dishes, Friendly stuff, Variety

Cons: Price

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Explosion of tastes in my mouth - Edit

The title says it all: I am Parisian and went there for Sunday brunch. There was many dishes, all varied and tasty, I highly recommend it!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Very good but too expensive - Edit

I have been to soya twice. first time for a Sunday brunch and the second time for a Saturday dinner. regarding food, it is really excellent: tasty, well prepared and nicely presented. price, if you consider: location, paper napkins, no table set, very basic stuff, it is extremely high. brunch is for 27€ and a main course is not less then 18€. service is very kind and people are very nice. that's a real pity that it's too expensive as i'd like to go more often :-(

Pros: very good food, waitress always smiling, eat as you can for the brunch

Cons: too expensive, very basic location

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Fantastic Sunday brunch - Edit

The Sunday brunch is out of this world. It is served as a buffet with lots of great hot and cold choices for starters, mains and desserts. The dishes are French, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Middle Eastern and more. They are mostly vegan and there are many gluten-free options. For a fixed price of 27€, you get all-you-can-eat and you can keep coming back as much as you want for food, coffee, and several kinds of tea. Considering the quality and the quantity, it is not overpriced.
The style of the restaurant is relaxed and off-beat, with its high ceilings, wooden beams, and long wooden tables. It was once a warehouse and has kept an original style. The staff is particularly cheerful, smiling, and helpful and it is delighted to explain the dishes.
I recommend the brunch for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. My non-vegetarian friends loved it!

Pros: Wide variety of delicious dishes., Fiendly helpful staff., Pleasant and fun atmosphere.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

A great place! - Edit

I've been there a few times for dinner and it was always very good. The mezze was remarkable!
I really liked the cosy atmosphere too.
Only 4 stars because it's a bit pricey (I guess it's Paris...) and because I think they could easily make the effort to become totally vegan.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

A very good place for a brunch - Edit

A very nice restaurant, perfect for its buffet brunch with a lot of choices, with quite fine deserts. Dishes a la carte have nothing special though, unless you take the big Vegan assiette (filled with many different fine dishes). Expensive restaurant but good quality. A good place for a brunch, but there are better places for dinner.

Pros: delicious brunch, good food and quality, nice atmosphere

Cons: not 100% vegan, expensive, a bit noisy

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Very enjoyable brunch - Edit

A very cosy restaurant, with a great (though not completely vegan) selection for brunch. When we visited, the food was all-you-could-eat, and there was a wide selection of cooked vegetables, pastas and noodles, salads, pastries, and even a few desserts. Really enjoyed it, and would definitely visit again for a brunch or lunch.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Simply delicious - Edit

There's something of the trendy pop-up about this gem of a restaurant. It has the industrial interior (all tungsten lightbulbs, stripped wood, iron and concrete) and there is no formal signage - just "Soya" and directions to the front door, handwritten on the window from the inside. It could all have been unbearably 'hipster' but somehow it wasn't.

I was warmly greeted by a waiter who showed me two areas to sit - the room you enter by, next to the bar and kitchen, and another which is reached by crossing a dark passageway. I chose the latter room, which, though still quiet, had a comfortable atmosphere, with tealights on the table and a stove in the corner. I wasn't the only lone diner and the place soon filled up and started to buzz. The clientele seemed to be mostly Parisians rather than tourists, which I think is a good sign.

I skipped the starter and went straight to the main course, choosing the Grand Mezze. The menu is all vegetarian and mostly vegan; the non-vegan dishes were clearly marked. Older reviews state that there is no English translation given but this is no longer the case. The waitress was obviously well acquainted with gluten intolerance, food waste issues etc because she checked I actually wanted bread before bringing it. The platter was simply delicious; fresh, high quality ingredients beautifully and simply prepared. There were several different vegetable dishes, plus humous with roasted nuts, two other dips and some thinly sliced tofu. The wholemeal bread was excellent. I had a glass of Pinot Noir, which was light but went well with the meal. For dessert, I had a selection of three sorbets, which were really tasty.

The Grand Mezze was €19.50, the sorbet €7.80 and the glass of wine was €5.40; total €32.70. So, it was relatively pricey but I didn't really mind because it's the best food I've had so far in Paris.

The service was a little uneven; I think I got forgotten about once or twice. However, the staff were nice. They kept responding to my French in English, which was well-meant but a bit annoying when I was trying to practise! I suspect those visitors who have found the staff don't speak English have not made the gesture of attempting a few words of French.

Pros: Delicious food, simply prepared, Nice ambiance, All vegetarian and organic

Cons: Relatively pricey

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Cool and trendy dining experience - Edit

The interior design and the lighting are excellent. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was great. Food was really nice but the two mains we ordered had the same ingredients changing only the sauce. I guess the offer could have been a bit more creative taking in consideration that is not cheap (although for Paris standards it may not be expensive either).

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Reviewer Avatar
Vegetarian

  Contributions +215

Too expensive for not paying enough staff - Edit

Good (although not exceptional) food in an environment appealing to the young and trendy. But, as mentioned before, expensive. The staff was very friendly, but overstrained. To name just one example: One hour waiting time between the starter and the main dish isn't acceptable for this price tag. Glad the restaurant exists though - there are not many alternatives for vegan or even vegetarian friendly food in the area.

Pros: good quality, friendly, vegan choices

Cons: too expensive, understaffed

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Love this place - Edit

We have just been here for Sunday brunch...which is a self serve, all you can eat affair...hot food, interesting salads, a carafe of freshly squeezed juice and dessert, tea and coffee included for 27 euro..which I think was pretty reasonable by Paris standards ...Lovely staff and didn't book..(maybe we were lucky?) will definitely be going back to check out the evening menu.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Very busy

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good food in a nice place - Edit

I had lunch once in Soya where I took the vegan couscous to share with a friend. It was really good and generous but the whole was a little pricey since it was a (good but) basic couscous. However, the place was pleasant (with an industrial style) and staff was friendly. I never had the opportunity to try their brunch but I will manage to!

Pros: vegan options, nice place, generous portions

Cons: pricey

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

AMAZING food - Edit

Soya is the best food experience I've had in France (as a vegan). The interiour looks great, a bit on the industrial side. The food was perfect, every single bit I had. Been there one afternoon (I got there before they were opening and they were nice enough to let me in and I could even order a drink before opening time) and another Sunday for the brunch buffet. I found the price worth it (27 Euros) for an all you can eat buffet, which includes drinks, coffee, a freshly squeezed fruit smoothie. It's definitely a reason to look forward to going back to paris. Can recommend it to anyone without reservation.

Pros: amazing interiour, incredibly delicious food, perfect weekend brunch buffet

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

too rushed during brunch - Edit

I went to this restaurant for a lovely French Brunch Buffet on March 30, 2014. The price increased to 27 euros. But it's all you can eat savoury stuff, desserts, chai tea, coffee, freshly squeezed juice, and bread. You have to ask what is vegan because not everything is vegan. The service was a bit rude. They are very rushed in there. You only have 1.5 hours to eat. We were barely done eating our first plate and only had 15 minutes left to eat desserts. The server interrupts you during your meal and asks you to pay. They literally pull you out of the restaurant once your 1.5 hours are up. They should extend the seating to 2 hours. Other than that, food is really good. It's still a little pricey. But the ambiance is lovely. Gorgeous interior. Too bad that not everything is vegan.

Pros: lovely and cozy interior, vegan options, easy to find

Cons: bad service, pricey, too rushed during brunch

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Reviewer Avatar

who knows? - Edit

Turned up at 12, they were open, only one table eating. All other tables were free, Was told that they were fully booked. Typical french experience.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Soya - Edit

Un buffet incroyable, à (faire) découvrir d'urgence!

Pros: Délicieux, Bien présenté

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great restaurant from starters to desserts! - Edit

Soya has a great ambiance. It looks like an old garage, there are candles on the closed tables... Not very parisian, it made me think of restaurants in London, San Francisco or NYC.
The food is really good. I took an amazing seaweed cream as a starter which was really really tasty. THen the couscous (the plate was big, which is quite rare in french restaurants). I particularly like the dessert, which was actually a mix of four different desserts, which was great, I didn't need to choose!
The waiters are very friendly. The prices are correct, a meal would be around 20-25 euros at the end. Some people will not like the small menu, but I liked it, you choose quicker and you know the food will be fresh.
Highly recommended, I'll come back!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Without praise nor blame - Edit

I've been there for the Sunday bruch. In 25 euros you can have an all you can eat buffet, with a pretty big choice. Nothing is really special and nothing is particularly bad. You have one hour and a half to eat and after you should leave the place. There should be some vegan options, but it is not easy to understand what is vegan and what is not.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Lovin it ... - Edit

I've been there with a colleague after a long working day and really loved it!
The food was great (choice, taste, presentation), the service was really nice and the prices are ok for Paris.
The Atmosphere was good as well (it was quite packed, but still nice) and the only minus would be the fact, that it is not so easy to get there with public transportation :)

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: getting their with public transportation

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great food, but the atmosphere was so-so - Edit

I went to Soya with my boyfriend for dinner after searching through Happy Cow for veggie restaurants in Paris. My first impression was basically that it does NOT look like a restaurant since there was no restaurant sign and it wasn't very welcoming from the outside, it looked more like an abandoned garage or something). As soon as we figured out that it was the right place, we went in and sat down at a table. It was almost empty when we got there, but after about one-two hours people started coming in.

The menu is varied and there are a lot of good veggie options. We shared a vegetable dip (tofu) for entrée that came with some bread, it was really tasty. Then we both had the lasagna which also was very nice, I uploaded a picture here so you can see what it looked like. It came with a little side salad, and it was a large and filling portion. The meat sauce was delicious and overall it was a good and hearty meal. We had some kind of chocolate/hazelnut cookies for dessert which tasted good, too. Especially the chocolate ones, they were really fudgy and delicious, the hazelnut cookies felt kinda dry.

Overall I really liked the food at this place, unfortunately it wasn't very cozy and the atmosphere didn't impress me that much.

Pros: Good and varied menu

Cons: Not very impressive atmosphere

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Fantastic Brunch - Edit

Went here for Sunday brunch and left full and happy. It was 25 Euros which included all you could eat, 4 hot dishes, a bunch of delicious salads, appetizers and amazing deserts. It was a big selection. Also fresh squeezed OJ and cafe included. Everything is organic! Kid friendly as well.

Pros: all organic, great selection , very nice staff

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Loooove it - Edit

A lot of vegan options, nice place, food tastes really good.
The prices are a bit high, given that it is not really a "fancy" restaurant, but I still like it a lot !

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff

Cons: Prices , Booking imperative

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Warm and welcoming - Edit

This was a wonderful little restaurant! A mix of small tables and communal ones, but you never felt crowded. I had the grand mezzo plate and loved it. Most of items on the menu were vegan (the rest vegetarian), and the majority, if not all were gluten free. Our server was helpful and the desserts were excellent. We'll definitely be going back! P.s call ahead for reservations.
Updated from previous review on Friday January 25, 2013

Pros: mostly vegan, dessert selection, wine available

Cons: can be busy and need reservations

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Proper fine dining veggie spot - Edit

This is a lovely restaurant close to Republique. It's dimly lit which compliments the high ceilings and dark woods. Towards the kitchen is a large chalkboard with the specials listed.. on the ground a relaxed cat makes his/her rounds by swaying in and out of legs as folks enjoy their meals. It's all very chill. We started with some pumpkin soup which had a decent flavor but could have had more of a kick. The texture was great though and it came with some very hearty (and burnt) dark bread that didn't blow me away however I don't care for breads that you need a saw to cut through. Not bad necessarily, just not my thing. The mezze sampler was excellent overall. We couldn't tell whether it was the veggie dip or the hummus that had a strange, unflattering taste but something was a bit off about it. However the other dip was fantastic. Ended with some sort of zucchini bake topped with baked cheese (feta I think?) which was excellent. By far the best of the three items. The staff we encountered came across as a bit aloof and not terribly warm but what can you do? In closing, I'm not sure I'd ever come here unless I was on a date. It's a romantic, calm setting but the food was nothing out of this world.. not amazing enough or friendly enough to draw me back, especially for the price. Worth checking out though, I guess. Can't do half stars so we'll just go with 4.

Pros: Lovely restaurant, friendly cat

Cons: unfriendly staff, expensive

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good food, great ambience = best Paris experience - Edit

We spent a week in Paris and only reached Soya on the last night of our stay. We had avoided it because it was listed as vegetarian and we are vegan. When we got there we found that over 75% of the menu is vegan and we had lots of options. We were also enticed by a review on another site that talked about their great selection of organic wines.

We arrived directly at 7pm because we didn't have a table. The place was empty but there were only two tables open. By 7:30 the restaurant was full (so it's wise to make reservations).

We speak French so I can't really comment on whether the staff is helpful in English or not. The menu was in French and I did have to ask what options were vegan . . . but when I asked for a wine recommendation, the server brought two bottles of her favorite red to taste before we ordered (which impressed me a lot).

I found the service attentive but unobtrusive. I have found generally in Europe you need to flag the server down if you have a specific request, otherwise they will leave you in peace to enjoy your meal and conversation.

I really enjoyed the ambience . . . candle light in an old industrial space with a modern edge.

The meal itself was great. We had a small mezze platter as an appetizer to share and our entrees were both interesting, subtle and very good. We had desserts and a really nice Cognac as a digestif. All this cost us about 100 Euros (food was pricier than most places in North America, but a great French wine was very inexpensive, so I feel we came away rather well overall.)

Besides Pousse Pousse, it's the one vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Paris I would return to without reservation or recommend to a friend. All in all it was a lovely way to spend our last night in the city.

Pros: 75%+ vegan choices, great ambience, good wine list

Cons: pricey (but not by Paris standards)

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to Paris Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details / Review guidelines
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Soya closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 9381 times.

Keep HappyCow Growing Strong!

I would like to support