Sunday, April 25, 2010

soul mama - st kilda - CLOSED

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Ahh Soul Mama. The service is outwardly rude, you have to line up like hospital patients for the bain maries, its outrageously expensive, theres nowhere to park and its in St Kilda. What more can I say.

I thought I would try a different tack this time and go for the menu option (to quell my rage of having to line up and pay $14 after being treated incredibly rudely for something I could get for FREE with Food Not Bombs), and I might say it did help. My burger was pretty good, it was nice to sit in the sun with my friends (we went for a friends birthday) and the service was kinda of present, if not still rude.

My dessert for $10 was an eye watering rip off. A small portion of sticky date pudding with tofu whipped cream. At the Vegie Bar you get a slice of cake and soy ice cream to feed two for $7. Soul Mama doesnt have soy ice cream.

Overall Soul Mama is my most disliked vegetarian restaurant in Melbourne. With the space that it is in (gloriously looking over St Kilda beach) it should be a dining experience like Shakaharis. Instead its just mediocre at best. And you have to go to St Kilda for it.

Deets: 10 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda(03) 9525 3338
$$: Burger $15 (I think the menu isnt correct on the site) dessert: $10

6 comments:

  1. Agree so much - beautiful space but I never go there! How can bain marie dining be so expensive?

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  2. Did you mean to give this 11/10?

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  3. Agreed! The first time I went, I thought it was great when I walked in - the space, the view, the range... and ever the optimist, I thought maybe they were just busy...
    Still, it's good that a veg place is so prominent.
    I don't rush over to the other side of town to visit.
    Just discovered my local Gurkhas (not veg, but good range of veg) does home delivery.... Awesome!~

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  4. I went to Soul Mama when it first open because I liked the concept and have never been back. I thought it was terrible food - all sloppy in bain maries, like an overpriced canteen. The view is gorgeous yes but not worth it for the substandard food. Mediocre is right - how have they survived?

    Jetsetting Joyce

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  5. Ah! Sould Mama...such a bad place to eat! I even got a parking ticket when I was there last time. Good choice with the burger, looked a lot better than the steaming pile of crap I had when I was there.

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  6. I'm so glad you all agree with me. So why the hell are they still in business? Their other restaurant Chocolate Buddha in Fed Square was a favourite with me for ages which is why I went to Soul Mama, but they suffered the same incredibly rude service fate so I have not gone back. At least the food at Chocolate Buddha used to be outstanding.

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