As part of the international family of vegetarian cafes inspired by peace advocate and philosopher Sri Chinmoy (1931- 2007), Fragrance of the Heart strives to make the world a little bit better. “People can come in here and read a book and relax – they can really take a break from the daily stresses of everyday life,” explains manager Ellen Brandt, who has worked in the café since 2009. “The food is not only for the taste buds, but for the body, heart and soul.” The menu at the café, unsurprisingly, offers exclusively vegetarian and raw food made from scratch. The restaurant uses fresh vegetables, no additives and no refined sugar, and also offers gluten-free alternatives.