"Truly the Peace Cafe of the city of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Fragrance of the Heart feels like a peaceful oasis in the heart of busy Oslo. The colours are in light blue, and they play beautiful, dreamy soothing music. It is a dedicated Peace cafe. The word Peace swirls around one of the pillars, and a central theme is a very large photograph of The Eternal Peace Flame, a metal lotus, with an ever blazing flame in its midst, one of the treasures of Oslo Harbour. The place is perfect for relaxing and soothing the senses. It is a place which upon leaving makes you feel both happy and fulfilled.
One feels very welcome here. The staff are very friendly and make you feel that they are just there for you. They have lunch offers which are very good value. One of their lunch combos is soup with quiche for 89 kr, which is a really good deal for Oslo. Their cakes are ordinarily priced for Oslo. I recommend their Homemade Carrot Cake and Chocolate cake. They were delicious and at the same time felt wholesome, as they were made with wholewheat flour. The carrot cake had walnuts, raisins and pineapple, and the chocolate cake was made with almonds, dark chocolate and honey.
I feel the "Fragrance of the Heart" is an experience you shouldn't miss. Even if you don't have anything to eat, just go there and feel the atmosphere, it is very special. It is a place which manifests everything that is positive. For example they sell beautiful greeting cards with the text "You are Special". And the tables are decorated with inspiring aphorisms like "Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe -Sri Chinmoy" beside powerful and beautiful paintings. In the shelves you can read about different humanitarian programs and about the World Harmony Run, an international torch relay for international friendship and understanding.
This is truly the Peace cafe of the city of the Nobel Peace Prize."