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Soya Centre

116 A, Kotugodella Veediya | (Adjacent to YMCA), Kandy, Sri Lanka (Formerly Soya Centre)
+94 81 2 202016
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Ranked #4 of 69 restaurants in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Sells a collection of novel short-eats made with soy, such as wades, and roti rolls and sandwiches filled with soy sausage. The biggest attraction are the vegan the generous soy soft-serve ice cream cones.The open-air counter high above the street is extremely popular with locals, though service is prompt. Also sells typical vegetable buns and rolls, and bulk soy products such tofu and tempeh can be purchased there. And exciting find for the dairy-free traveller. Trucks in Kandy also sell the so called "soy ice cream", in smaller portions, though the ice cream at the Soya Centre is the tastiest and has the best quality.
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: Sells a collection of novel short-eats made with soy, such as wades, and roti rolls and sandwiches filled with soy sausage. The biggest attraction are the vegan the generous soy soft-serve ice cream cones.The open-air counter high above the street is extremely popular with locals, though service is prompt. Also sells typical vegetable buns and rolls, and bulk soy products such tofu and tempeh can be purchased there. And exciting find for the dairy-free traveller. Trucks in Kandy also sell the so called "soy ice cream", in smaller portions, though the ice cream at the Soya Centre is the tastiest and has the best quality.
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One place I visited with my parents in my childhood and now visiting with my husband. Well if you need a clean vegetarian fill on the run this is the place to be. I am not an ice cream fan but yes I try it for the different taste. And the Roti is a meal replace for sure fill you... More

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sanjeewani thank you for your lovely review! Glad you like our products. More

Chennai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

i feel i had the best kind of ice cream ever after having a soya ice cream. the best part of it is, its very cheap! the favolurs still make watering in my mouth.

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sathish! Thank you for your review! More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

After reading about this place on Tripadvisor, we went looking for it the evening we reached Kandy. Unfortunately it was closed. We went back the next day in the afternoon and it was open. We had both chocolate and vanilla flavour ice creams. I preferred the chocolate and my husband preferred the vanilla. They melt quickly so sit outside and... More

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review and glad you liked the ice creams :) More

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Cheap, clean and good quality Food. This is a totally vegetarian food outlet. "Soya Beans" are used for most food products here, that why it is popular as Soya Center. Highly recommend.

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation. Yes, we extract the soy milk from soybeans which are grown in Dambulla. Since we carry out the whole process by ourselves we could easily and quite confidently guarantee the best quality. Hope you visit us again, soon. More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Context: We (two of us) are vegan. We ordered two ice creams and a soya rotti. The place was busy. It was hot, so an ice cream in the shade was perfect. We haven't had soft serve in years, no one has soy soft serve in South Australia. It was sweet and soft, standard cone. Quite similar to a McDonalds... More

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Hope you visit us again. More

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It is located on the second floor, so I couldn't see it right away. It looks like you are about to walk into the YMCA (!) but it is there, to the left. I think the icecreams are worth it. The chocolate flavor was the best, the strawberry tasted a little artificial. Good spot to pick up picknick foods before... More

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Thank you very much for your review! More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Went here after rave reviews on tripadvisor. Nothing special and wasn't particularly memorable. Soft serve soya came out of the Macdonalds like soft serve machine, reasonably sweet, artificial flavours. Only 3 options available being strawberry, vanilla and chocolate. You can have all 3 flavours in a cone if you desire. 70LKR per cone.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had soya rotti and ice cream which was filling and delicious! We were the only tourists there which meant the locals love this place too.

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Hope you visit us again when you come down to Sri Lanka. More

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Don't come here for the food. Very limited. Just a few handheld roll up type items, mostly deep fried. The ice cream is okay but nothing special by international standards.

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We actually have a limited number of food items at the moment since we are based entirely on Soy. Our short-eats,ice cream,milk and other items are all made with natural soy extracted from the soy seeds. Thanks again for your review and we hope to have a wider variety the next time you... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

we stayed in Kandy for a few days and it was beautiful. I must say that this is the best ice cream I have ever had! It was a very nice typical place along the road. It was very refreshing especially on a hot Sri Lankan day !

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The Soya Centre S, Owner at Soya Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Our ice cream is made out of soy milk as opposed to dairy, thereby fully vegan. Glad you loved the ice cream! More

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