The Heart of Joy Café
Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant

Franz-Josef-Str. 3 – 5020 Salzburg – tel +43-662-890 773
Open 365 days a year – Mon-Thu 8am-7pm – Fri-Sun: 8am-8:30pm

Tasty

Enjoy a rich selection of delicious meals and cakes – some are gluten-free – at The Heart of Joy Café – Salzburg’s most visited vegetarian and vegan restaurant. We love and serve organic, Fairtrade and regional products. Our café and restaurant is an oasis of peace very close to the Mirabell Garden, where you can find inner peace.

Tasteful furniture and sunny seats in an alley with a view of the Mirabell Garden make our guests feel happy.

We serve hot meals all day. With pleasure we wrap up for you everything we offer.

Organic & Fair

  • Ingredients and beverages mostly from controlled organic cultivation
  • Delicious organic Fairtrade coffee
  • Organic milk and organic vegan milk alternatives
  • 50 sorts of ayurvedic tea from Nepal
  • Vegan cakes and drinks
  • Gluten-free cakes and dishes
  • Raw cakes
  • Daily changing vegetarian lunch menu on weekdays »
  • A non-smoking enviroment
  • Free wireless internet access

A better world

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

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

 More about Sri Chinmoy »

Test & Press Reviews

Clara Güll - Free Lancer

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 

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Katharina Maier - Editor

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.

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Petra - Blogger

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.

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Reinhold Grasegger - loving Salzburg TV

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.

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Good News

New Summer Opening Hours

Enjoy our "The Heart of Joy Café" longer! We extend our opening hours for you! Visit us now on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Try our homemade rhubarb limonade, vegan Ciabatta, Currys or our delicous glutenfree…

Pentacost concert in St. Gilgen

Dear A Cappella Fans! We happily invite you to this unforgettable concert of the men choir "Oneness-Dream" in the Church of St. Gilgen at the Wolfgang lake. This international a cappella singing group soulfully performs compositions…

Weekend Workshop on Meditation

Medtitaion brings our Inner sun to the fore, which feeds us with inner peace and joy. Everyone has this Inner sun and everyone has the capacity to live a happy, healthy and peaceful life. Meditation helps us in remembering this Inner treasure…

Meditation Concert

In May we invite you to a relaxing and meditative evening in The Heart of Joy Café in Salzburg! On a regular basis we offer meditation concerts always free of charge. This month Kanala from Vienna and his friend Sadanand from Ireland…

Free Meditation Workshop

We offer in our Restaurant not only delicous vegan-vegetarian food - we give Meditation workshops aswell. Free of charge always! In May our good friend from Canada - Shishir Pauk - visists us and will provide you with some simple meditation…

Fairtrade Coffee with Vegan Milk

Our guests love our coffee. We use a coffee machine of the Italian company La Cimbali to create our tasty coffee. La Cimbali has a history of over a 100 years in producing professional coffee machines. Are you adventurous? Then try…

Close to Mirabell Garden

Our vegan-vegetarian Restaurant is located only 150 metres away from the famous and most beautiful garden in Salzburg: the garden Mirabell. Every season you can enjoy there the flowers and trees - relax - breathe in and out and apprecciate…

Sitar Concert

Freitag, July 1st, at 8 p.m. Sitar concert The sitar virtuoso Kanala Auer, accompanied by Ushika on Tanpura, will take you into the land of deeply fulfilling silence. A must-see for Sitar friends and those who want to become ones.

New Summer Opening Hours

Enjoy our "The Heart of Joy Café" longer! We extend our opening hours for you! Visit us now on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Try our homemade rhubarb limonade, vegan Ciabatta, Currys or our delicous glutenfree…

Pentacost concert in St. Gilgen

Dear A Cappella Fans! We happily invite you to this unforgettable concert of the men choir "Oneness-Dream" in the Church of St. Gilgen at the Wolfgang lake. This international a cappella singing group soulfully performs compositions…

Weekend Workshop on Meditation

Medtitaion brings our Inner sun to the fore, which feeds us with inner peace and joy. Everyone has this Inner sun and everyone has the capacity to live a happy, healthy and peaceful life. Meditation helps us in remembering this Inner treasure…