The Heart of Joy Café
Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant

Franz-Josef-Str. 3 – 5020 Salzburg – tel +43-662-890 773
Daily open from 8am- 7pm

Take Away and Delivery Service

from 3rd November on

The Movie: The Heart of Joy Live

Our Philosophy

Tasty & Fresh

Homemade CakesTreat yourself to a taste experience that delights you! Enjoy the delicious meals the creative cooks of our vegetarian and vegan restaurant freshly prepare for you. At fair prices, we offer you a rich selection prepared with love, also to go and with gluten-free choices. We serve hot meals all day. We love organic, fair trade and regional products. Tripadvisor awarded us the Certificate of Excellence in 2018 and 2019.

Our peaceful feel-good oasis for gourmets is located in a plane alley and is a ten minutes walk through the Mirabell Garden away from the city centre.

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A better world

Sri Chinmoy

We love human beings and nature. We try to contribute to a better world by our conscious and spiritual life style.

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The Heart of Joy Café received its name by poet, artist and spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy.

“The deep sense of peace and tranquility I perceived in Sri Chinmoy was contagious, and we all felt inspired and challenged by an extraordinary man.” Nelson Mandela

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Press Review

Free Lancer Clara Guell“The warmth of the team and the relaxed athmosphere is enjoyable. He, who beliefs here is simply a vegan & vegetarian restaurant and café, is wrong. There is much more behind. … Not only, that the dishes are really generous, they taste very well in addition. Absolutely recommendable! The coffee convinces us as well and we mean it. We are really discerning concerning that :-)”

Clara Louise – Free Lancer

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Top Breakfast in Salzburg

Top Breakfast in Salzburg

A heavenly place for breakfast! At least according to our guests, who have left glowing reviews on Tripadvisor and whose kind votes have carried The Heart of Joy to the very top of the ratings.

Succulent spelt bread with sun flower seeds topped with slices of seitan sausage, traditional muesli with organic amaranth and fresh fruits, French butter croissants, cheese omelette, British porridge – also in the superfood variety – with 15 different breakfast choices on offer, there is this special, uplifting something for almost every taste.

And not only the lovers of purely plant based food, but also those open for new culinary experiences will appreciate our 5 vegan breakfast choices like the Vedic breakfast or the Vegan Delight. Our gluten-free bread and cakes allow even those suffering from allergies to eat like an emperor.

Additionally, The Heart of Joy offers you the widest range of breakfast beverages anywhere in Salzburg: you can select from our much praised and more than fair traded organic coffee, from various traditional tees in organic quality, 50 different kinds of Ayurvedic tees as well as freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices. Here is more and a short clip about our breakfast »

Cake Dreams

Cake Dreams

Cakes do not have to be a sin! Not in a vegan & vegetarian restaurant. Our cooks combine enjoyment and health to create true cake dreams that makes them melt in your mouth.

Organic spelt flour and birch sugar – which reduce the caries attack – make our apple cake so healthy and tasty. The gluten-free creamy almond-carrot cake gives allergy sufferers and health-conscious people lots of joy.

Not only vegans and raw food lovers enjoy our lemony raw cashew cakes made of dried fruits, almonds with a touch of green organic grasses. Just have a look at our cake counter.

A fine variety of vegan cakes are waiting for you! Unfortunately (Fortunately) it cannot be tasted online. That’s why: Visit us and have a go!

A piece of cake in The Heart of Joy along with a cup of fairtrade organic coffee or an ayurvedic tea is true joy of living.

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More Test & Press Reviews

This is a café with chi. Where the breakfast is like meditation. – The small café is much more than a vegetarian-vegan meeting place: it is small oasis of peace. The furnishings are bright, create good mood and slow down. Starting with soups, quiche and curry right up to cakes, all dishes are served with organic ingredients from the region.

Katharina Maier - Editor
Katharina Maier - EditorRead more onwww.Salzburger-Fenster.at

On the menu: an extensive range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free delicacies. The breakfast offer ranges from Fit to Enjoy yourself, Vedic and to Gourmet and lives up to its name. … Add to that the friendly and calm atmosphere of the café with waiters, who are attentive in a pleasant way, as well as a quick service.

Petra - Blogger
Petra - BloggerRead more onminimalismus21.de

You get there a wonderfully fragant and delicious organic coffee in every conceivable variation, gluten free cakes and super yummy vegetarian and vegan dishes. That turns the whole more into a bistro. The Heart of Joy is a hot tip for all lovers of a healthy and meatless diet. Be attentive allergy sufferers: for sure you will also feel well treated there.

Reinhold Grasegger - loving Salzburg TV
Reinhold Grasegger - loving Salzburg TVRead more onlovingsalzburg.at

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