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

Mantra Singing Session

We are happy to invite you for our mantra singing concert this Thursday -19th July 2018. Together we will sing devotional songs composed by spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy this week at 7:30 pm in The Heart of Joy Café. Mantras are helping…
Indian Sitar and Tampura in The Heart of Joy

Indian Sitar Concert

Dear Sitar friends! We happily invite you to a free meditation concert. Kanala from Vienna  and Raga from Salzburg are playing for us Sri Chinmoys songs on the indian sitar and tampura. You can enjoy an evenig full of soulful sounds…

Learn how to meditate...

We offer you this june free meditation classes! You will learn simple meditation techniques, breathing and visualisation exercises. Equipped with these techniques you will be able to live a life with more peace, poise, joy and calmness. We…
Mantren Meditation im The Heart of Joy

Mantra-Singing this June

We invite you to our public mantra-singing session in the vegan-vegetarian Restaurant The Heart of Joy. A Mantra has infinite power. If you want inner purification, a peaceful mind or inner joy - then chanting a mantra helps you tremendously. Disciples…
sound journey in our vegan restaurant

Meditative Sound-Journey

We invite you to go with us on a journey.  A journey where there are no thoughts, ideas, emotions - only sublte sounds inside your heart. Experience a Sound-Journey in our vegan-vegetarian Restaurant The Heart of Joy this Friday. Our…

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…

Mantra Singing Session

We are happy to invite you for our mantra singing concert this Thursday -19th July 2018. Together we will sing devotional songs composed by spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy this week at 7:30 pm in The Heart of Joy Café. Mantras are helping…
Indian Sitar and Tampura in The Heart of Joy

Indian Sitar Concert

Dear Sitar friends! We happily invite you to a free meditation concert. Kanala from Vienna  and Raga from Salzburg are playing for us Sri Chinmoys songs on the indian sitar and tampura. You can enjoy an evenig full of soulful sounds…

Learn how to meditate...

We offer you this june free meditation classes! You will learn simple meditation techniques, breathing and visualisation exercises. Equipped with these techniques you will be able to live a life with more peace, poise, joy and calmness. We…