Heart and Soul Organic Chai Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 11 reviews )

Suite 1/2 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla, New South Wales, 2230

Vegetarian cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Uses dairy but not eggs. Many dishes are vegan and gluten free. Lunch menu features curries, vegetable and legume/tofu dishes with salads and chutneys. Beverages include fresh juices, smoothies, coffee, and caffeine-free hot drinks with a range of milks. Free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, International, Organic, Western

Reviews (11)

First Review by Lea

❤️ Vegan food - Edit

Heart and soul is my favorite place to eat in the shire. The food is so fresh and tasty, staff are always friendly and the food reasonably priced. love the ambience and the best part of all is the cafe is mostly vegan.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Not 100% cruelty free

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delicious hot meal choices & masala chai tea! - Edit

Lovely cafe with plenty of indoor seating and menu options. The large mixed plate allows 5 choices from their Bain Marie and I certainly enjoyed every single curry I tried (all vegan)!! The kofta balls and tofu curry were my faves- basically inhaled it - so tasty. My Vegan masala chai on a rainy day was perfect and my Omni friend loved her meal (halloumi burger sweet potato fries) too.

Pros: lots of menu options, mixed plate choices, masala chai tea!!

Cons: curry could be kept hotter, staff slightly offstandish

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Great vegan pancakes! - Edit

This place a very vegan friendly. I had some delicious pancakes recently with coconut ice cream! It was a good portion size, and the pancakes were thick and fluffy. Yum!

Pros: Great vegan options, Inside and outside seating, Relaxed atmosphere

Cons: Service can be a bit hit and miss

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Greath lunch spot - Edit

I had a delicious and affordable lunch consisting of a mixed bowl of hot food and salad. They also have cocowhip icecream! Lots of vegan options. It's a nice spot to eat with seating indoors and outdoors.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-04

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Vegan Friendly - Edit

Really great except when double checking what deserts were vegan lots of the ones that had vegan written on the tag weren't actually vegan and someone had mislabeled them, they realised their mistake but I went back a week later try and they still hadn't changed to labels meaning anyone vegan buying the deserts (and maybe the hot food too who knows?) may be eating animal products unknowingly and after a week I'd have assumed they would care enough to change the labels (can't believe it wasn't the second they noticed considering allergies and that this is people's core ethics)

Apart from that the food is delicious and the coffee is good.

Pros: lots of vegan products , delicious fresh food

Cons: poor hospitality , uneasy about if products are vegan

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Best of the Sutherland Shire - Edit

My local haunt. Delicious fresh vegan food, great cafe vibe, and cakes!!! The koftas, curries and sweet potato salad are always a hit for me.

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friendly vibe, beautiful food - Edit

Love this place. Kind staff, many beautiful curries to choose from, lots of vegan options, drinking coconuts, lots of milks and teas to choose from, some yummy sweet treats

Pros: vegan brownies , lovely wooden tables, never too crowded

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Genuinely friendly service and good healthy food! - Edit

We visited this cafe for a late lunch today and we were glad we did. The young woman who served us was genuine and helpful, the food was interesting and yummy, and the coffee was good.

There are various options for the amount of food you want from the bain-marie set up. Small plate means you get three choices, medium plate means you get four choices and big plate five choices etc. There are warm curries and other dishes and interesting salads to choose from. I chose the eggplant curry, the chick pea curry, the quinoa salad and the broccolini salad. They were all good.

This cafe also stocks the wonderful Addiction Food brand of brownies and other yummy sweet things, plus a good range of less commonly available soft drinks. The cafe itself was clean and felt like a nice place to be.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food that left us feeling good, Good location

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Wholesome & easy. - Edit

Visited in March 2013. It's a lovely light filled cafe with plenty of table space. A friend & I both chose a selection from the buffet, about $9 for three choices. The other reviews go into menu details so I won't repeat! I did think that actually the food wasn't warm enough.. it was tasty regardless. Great flavour variety in choices. Great coffee!

Pros: delicious variety, organic wholefoods, vegan dessert selection

Cons: portions on the small side

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Organic Vegan Beachside Paradise - Edit

Delicious Organic Vegan food! 100% gluten free and vegetarian. Range of 6 salads and about 12 hot mains as well as desserts and yummy chai! Organic coffee sourced from Jack of Harts, Engadine. All the food is vegan except honey in some desserts or in hot chocolate (they put it in without asking us, I could taste it, but they have rice syrup as an alternative), so be sure to clarify which you want! They do provide soy or cows milk for hot drinks. Some choices included chickpea kofta balls in tangy tomato sauce, chickpea and eggplant curry and tofu and pumpkin, satay tofu and eggplant with tomato or satay sauce, corn cakes and curry. The salads included sweet potato, broccoli and beans, carrot, tabouleh, etc. Also had relishes/sauces including eggplant tahini, hommus, tomato, pesto. The pesto and eggplant tahini was yummy. I got a take away large which had a great mixture of a lot of so yummy things with relishes too! Everything tasted so vibrant. Also had a carrot cake with maple syrup coconut on top! Didn't even notice it was all gluten free! They also have Ruby Fruit cakes and cheesecakes, YUM! I had lime and coconut cake, the icing was a bit much though. Friendly staff, even after one year! They said they make everything in a kitchen down the coast and bring it up. Plenty of stroller room in the cafe and organic drinks in the fridge. Kid play equipment not far away and beach a short stroll. All I can say is yummy!! I've been back about 5 or 6 times as I live in the Sutherland Shire.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday December 29, 2010

Pros: Quality, Ambience, Location

Cons: Expensive, all gluten free, honey in drinks

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Vegans and vegetarians should head to Cronulla! - Edit

This is a beautiful, light and airy cafe serving exclusively vegetarian (egg-free) and mostly vegan food. Optional dairy milk or cream is available with some drinks and desserts, and some of the sweets may have honey, otherwise everything was vegan. The food is delicious, extremely fresh, light and with a healthy, wholefood, organic emphasis. They have salads, koftas with spicy tomato sauce (mmmmm!) and other hot dishes based on chickpeas or eggplant. We have only been once so far so I can't remember everything. I do remember we had two desserts! Banana-walnut cakes with toasted coconut and black sticky rice with coconut cream. Fantastic! The cake went particularly well with the hot chai made with bonsoy (the queen of soymilks). We also got some cardamom-date balls to take home. Too much dessert is never enough! They also have brown rice, which is a rarity in Sydney restaurants and really puts them on the map for me. Sydney vegans and vegetarians are strongly advised to make the trip to Cronulla as soon as they can!
Updated from previous review on Monday December 27, 2010

Pros: The delicious, healthy vegan food, Variety of different chai flavours, Brown rice and Bonsoy

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