Sister of Soul
Sister of Soul is clean eating in a clean space. (Don’t worry, there’s also room on the menu for big burgers and salty fries.)
This St Kilda staple sits on the corner of Acland and Shakesphere Streets, a stones-throw from Luna Park. The menu is without surprises except it’s all meat free. There are vegan and gluten-free options too.
The kitchen does familiar faux meat dishes - spaghetti bolognese and Korean barbecue - as well as traditionally meat-free plates. More than twenty-five mains and starters cram into the menu before the sides and salads. Well travelled dishes come from Italy, Morroco, Vietnam, Mexico and Japan and land as vegetarian (or vegan) varieties.
Sister of Soul is community-minded, their food waste going to the forever flourishing Veg Out Community Garden just a few steps from the kitchen. Among their adopted mottos is George Bernard Shaw’s contemplative, ‘Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends’.
Rows of tables and chairs run either side of a throughfare that leads to the small bar, toilet and kitchen. The majority of table seating is a good height and the row of large fold-open windows make it a bright daytime eatery. It’s table service and outdoor eating options are on offer when the weather permits. (Booking for dinner on weekends would be prudent.)
The recently renovated Village Belle is a good drinking option after dinner - just five minutes away at the corner of Barkley and Acland Streets.
If you’re there for breakfast, it’s a picturesque spot to start the day. The smell of salt water is just minutes away past Veg Out (Shakesphere Street) or check out the St Kilda Esplanade Market - Sundays 9am-4pm.
Starters $8-10, Mains $15-19.
Step-free / Accessible toilet (BC, GR)
Good: Open all day and good simple food
Not so: Can be busy weekends and peak times
Sister of Soul
73 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182
(03) 9593 8550