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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 #6 of 67 restaurants in Kandy
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 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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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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Maldives
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The best place in Kandy for vegetariens. You get value for what you spend. The only adverse comment is that there is disturbance from vehicles since it is by the side of a busy street in Kandy. Parking too is a problem. One needs to park at the public car park and walk the distance.

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Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This place is so cute, with children and adults sitting here and there on the simple patio, all indulging in their identical ice cream cones! As I wanted to have a day off sugar, we decided to skip ice cream and get a couple of sandwiches as a small lunch instead. Soft buns filled with a soy burger and some... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Worth stopping by to try the ice cream! We ordered a mixture of vanilla and strawberry flavours and it was delicious and refreshing. Highly recommended.

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