About us


We opened our vegetarian and vegan café and restaurant in 2003. We strive to prepare all our dishes with love, great care and creativity. We are happy to offer you our service and to brighten your day. By virtue of our conscious and spiritual way of life we are trying to make a humble contribution for a better world.

We love nature and men. Therefore we highly value organic and local products. We completely avoid the usage of microwave, induction cooker, additives like yeast extract, monosodium glutamate, aspartame and white sugar.

We use a minimum of frozen and canned food. For allergen information please ask the staff.

On our search for a fulfilling life we discovered meditation and the spirtual path of Sri Chinmoy. Both enriches our life very much.

In case you are interested in meditation, you may want to read the following text about the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy and free meditation classes in Salzburg as well as around the globe.

We wish you an enjoyable stay in The Heart of Joy Café,

Piyavadini and Priyavadin Reisecker

Sri Chinmoy

Spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy – a Life for Peace

Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) offered over 750 Peace Concerts and initiated the Peace Run. The Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since its inception, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run has traversed over 140 nations and touched the lives of millions of people.

Sri Chinmoy tried to make the inner peace, joy and universal love, which he experienced in meditation, accessible to other people, through myriad forms of expression. He was a composer, musician, artist, poet, author and athlete. He created over 140,000 pieces of abstract mystical art, along with almost 16 million drawings of birds (several copies of which are exhibited in our café) symbolising the freedom of the human soul.

Sri Chinmoy considered the inner peace of the individual as the key to a peaceful world.

You can learn how to meditate according to a true spiritual tradition for free at Sri Chinmoy Centres in over 300 cities and 50 countries. There, experienced class givers show you a wide rage of concentration, breathing and meditation techniques, so that you can discover the right ones for you.

“Your real home is your heart” is taken from one of Sri Chinmoy’s many books: Meditation – Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction. We sell Sri Chinmoy’s books in German and English, as well as his spiritual music and meditation CDs.

“Sri Chinmoy was a great man. God is smiling to know the immense good he has accomplished and encouraged in others. In a world of suspicion, hostility and conflict, he worked tirelessly to bring the different faiths together and inspired many to emulate.”
Desmond Tutu, October, 2007 after the passing of Sri Chinmoy



Photos from Dominik Ulmann, Ramón Borreguero Estévez and Antaranga Gressenich.