Harvest Cafe Bistrot

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 69 reviews )

Karmeliterplatz 1, Vienna, Austria, 1020

Family atmosphere bistro est. 2012 turned vegan in 2013. Offers a buffet of international as well daily-changing dishes of western cuisine and dessert. Offers brunch on the weekends til 4pm. Accepts reservations. Pay by Maestro or cash only. Open Wed-Sun 10:00am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, International, Organic, Buffet, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Fusion, Austrian

69 Reviews

First Review by CeciliaTegner

Lovely atmosphere - Edit

I visited Harvest last year, during my summer holidays. It's a small cafe with a lovely atmosphere and nice people. I tried the tofu scramble and some of the sandwiches and i absolutely loved all of tchem.

Pros: food, location, atmosphere

Cons: the lights were a bit dim

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Delicious - Edit

Great food, great location! The portions weren't enormous but the quality of the food and derive definitely made up for it. If you are in Vienna it is a must go.

Pros: Quality, Variety, Service

Cons: Price/portion

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Really lovely and tasty restaurant - Edit

This place is really unique i think, i like the decoration and the crew is really nice, just, only the woman who serve speak english, the cook and the helper speak slovak, german etc

The meal was so tasty and looks awesome!

I want to come back again there :D

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A chance to sample local-style dishes - Edit

This was very near to our hotel (Adagio) so we were able to stagger there for a late meal after a day's sightseeing. I phoned and made a reservation although I'm not sure it was necessary on a rainy weekday evening.

The staff were welcoming and there was a good choice of main courses. I had goulash plus dumplings preceded by the soup of the day which was sweet potato and ginger, I think. Everything was tasty and fresh, and it was nice to sample local-style cuisine in the goulash and dumplings (which were nice and light compared with British dumplings!). I would like to go back next visit and try the curries etc.

One thing to note, which isn't at all a criticism of this restaurant: a number of veg*n adaptations of local cuisine available in Viennese restaurants rely on TVP so if like me you get indigestion from that, order carefully.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday June 02, 2015

Pros: Welcoming, Vegan friendly, Near historic centre

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excellent food - Edit

lovely place, friendly staff, excellent food.

Pros: all vegan, great value

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Funky and Fun Vegan Bistro - Edit

This is a funky little vegan bistro. The woman who owns the restaurant, Viola, is warm, welcoming, and you can just tell the food is made with love. We had the buffet and the gnocchi was delicious, the tofu scramble was terrific, the sweet potatoes were yummy, and the vegan seafood stew great. It is a fun place and there are many vegan cakes to choose from. We had to take ours home since we were too stuffed to eat the cake there.

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious Food , Funky and interesting

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Very friendly - Edit

Every member of staff was friendly and welcoming, food was very tasty too

Pros: welcoming , great food

Cons: slightly pricey

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amazing cakes - Edit

i love this place!
reasonable prices and it offers a good range of food. you should definitely try the cakes - all of them.
i also like that harvest is open in the evening/night, when other good vegan options are already closed.
still have to try the brunch.. ;)

Pros: amazing food and cakes

Cons: no free tap water, they offer cow's milk for coffee

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Great place - Edit

The owner was very friendly and the place invited you to stay and linger. It is all vegan and the food is tasty. I had the roasted dumplings with a big salad and as a dessert they even had traditional poppy seed cake (Mohntorte) - heaven! Also not expensive.

Pros: Great cake, Friendly staff, Not too expensive

Cons: None

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Weekend Brunch! - Edit

14€ for weekend Brunch. All of it was amazing. Especially the Chicken/mushroom thing they had.
Waitress was lovely and didn't mind speaking English.

Pros: Gluttonous Brunch

Cons: Not Much In The Area

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Sunday Brunch - Edit

We went here for Sundays brunch. Great selection at the all you can eat buffet, from spreads, chili, salads to cakes...
nice outdoor seating.

Pros: Brunch

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It's worth it - Edit

The soup of the day which I took, artichokes soup with aloe vera, was as exceptional as gorgeous. Almost out-of-the-world-good, I ate it to the last drop.
Then I had a burger, served with nachos, which was pretty good.
The venue itself was clean and nice with a Viennese coffeehouse atmosphere and much space.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Definitely a recommendation!
I wouldn't call it inexpensive though, rather moderate.

Pros: much space, coffeehouse atmosphere, amazing soup

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Poor breakfast on Saturdays. - Edit

We went here for having a breakfast on a Saturday morning. The breakfast menu was pretty poor and confusing because you can't identify what is offered for breakfast. (They didnt have clubsandwiches for breakfast.) A little portion of scrambled tofu for 7 € is pricy. We had some (dinkel) toasts as well, with some humus and some aditional chocolate cream (2,2 €). All in all: Nice location. Improvements needs to be done.

The Brunch on Sundays and public holiday would probably have been the better alternative.

Pros: Hey, its vegan!, Friendly Service

Cons: No Sandwiches for breakfast, Little Portions (scrambled tofu), pricy

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SidData 21 Oct 2014 - Dear Floyd205

thank you for your visit at Harvest
we are sorry you did not like our offer

for the Breakfast we serve:
Scrambled Tofu, for 6,60 with spelt-toast
2-3 marmelades
Peanut butter
Chocolate cream
Hummous, indian pickles
our vegan tartar with big caper berries
Spelt-Toast and Wheat breads from our friendly Labschütz Craft-Bakery
Fresh Fruit Salad
Muesli with Soyghurt
and from 11am on you can get our healthy hot Soup, the Clubtoast or Burger and the Döner, mostly from this time on we can offer aswell our daily changing dish

have a good time, hopefully you visit us again
the first harvest-slave

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Great food - Edit

Harvest was a pleasant restaurant to visit! Call ahead to reserve, just in case, because it can get busy. The inside was a bit dull and gloomy looking, but once the food arrived, the mood changed. The portions were very large, so don't overdo it, but if you're with a large group, try ordering a couple dishes to share, just to experience the diversity. The food was very light in the stomach (not too fatty and no food hangover). I shared some dishes with my parents; seitan doner, lentil salad, German curry with almond millet, and a chocolate and chili cake. Bring cash, because they don't take VISA. All in all, even though there were a couple tiny drawbacks, it was definitely worth it to visit, and I'd encourage anyone in Vienna to try out Harvest!

Pros: delicious food, large portions, food feels light in the stomach

Cons: dark inside, don't take VISA

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especially good - Edit

Brilliant food here. My wife had the seitan kebab , well it was excellent and very tasty too.
I had tofu in some form, very small portion for some reason .
To get vegan tiramisu was a truly rare treat I must say, it was fantastic and was so more ish it was a delight. It was twice the size of my minute main course.
My wife had a nice dessert too, a crumble I think.
Why arent menus in English here?

Pros: vegan , tasty

Cons: expensive, no English menus

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Veganes Lokal in ruhiger Lage - Edit

Short summary in english:
Great place with great atmosphere. At lunchtime a buffet is offered. In Summer on Weekends it is nice to sit outside at lovely karmeliter-plaza. All vegan. Brunch on sunday.


Charmantes Lokal am hübschen Karmeliterplatz. Im Sommer stehen auch Sitz-Plätze draußen zur Verfügung.

Es gibt Frühstücksangebote, Mittagsmenü, Salate, selbstgemachte Mehlspeisen, Abendgericht und ein paar Gerichte à la carte.

Am Sonntag gibt es Brunch mit ausreichend veganem Angebot. War super lecker und die Auswahl mehr als ausreichend.

Generell werden so viel wie möglich Bio-, regionale- und Fairtrade Produkte verwendet.

Weitere Infos und Bilder hab ich auf meinem Blog (Link siehe Profil). Auch zu anderen veganen Lokalen (hauptsächlich Graz).


Pros: Mo-So geöffnet, 100% vegan, gute Lage

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Healthy, Relaxed Dining - Edit

We had two great meals at Harvest, buffet the first day for lunch and items from the menu the second day for dinner. There is ample indoor and outdoor seating. I definitely recommend the energy balls for dessert. We also had the coffee cake which was excellent. It's a relaxed, quiet restaurant with very helpful service. We had researched Harvest in advance on Happy Cow and were really pleased we did. It saved us from more pasta meals!

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Great atmosphere - Edit

My husband and I visited in an evening, where there is a menu plus specials rather than the buffet that takes place at lunchtime. There was quite a large selection available despite it being close to the end of serving time (22:00, though the venue stays open as a bar until later), and the owner detailed the specials in person. He was very friendly, asking about our holiday as well as checking the food was ok and talking about the history of the restaurant; overall it was a very welcoming atmosphere, with candles and music-themed decoration.

Between us we tried dumplings, goulash, chocolate cake and a sugar-free, raw cake , all of which were of a great quality, and portion sizes were good. But in my opinion best of all had to be both flavours of the homemade lemonade.

Two mains, two desserts and four drinks came to around 30 Euros, which I would say is normal for Vienna, and it's in a central location, close to two U-Bahn stations.

To summarise: good food, good atmosphere, good value for money.

Pros: quality, atmosphere, location

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