Kardia Cafe dining area

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Kardia Café

At heart-healthy Kardia Café, located on the first floor of the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital, you can expect an eating experience that will offer you delicious, fresh, made-in-house food.

Two things make Kardia Café unique:

  1. Kardia’s food is so good that you won't believe it’s healthy.
  2. Kardia encourages you to be creative, adding another layer of enjoyment to the dining experience.

Kardia offers delicious dishes that draw on Mediterranean cuisine without going too far from home.

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Build Your Own

mixed plate option from Kardia CafeKardia’s build-your-own style menu allows you to choose from seriously delicious yet healthy versions of chicken salad, Moroccan carrot salad, red lentil salad, and more. Every option is tasty and healthy.


Part of the way that Kardia Café provides a unique, game changing experience to its customers is through its beverage program.

Instead of soft drinks, Kardia features fresh, naturally sweetened, house-made beverages that change every day and according to season. Past examples include lavender honey black tea, rosemary-infused blood orange juice, and their staple: Kardia Kolada (coconut milk and pineapple juice).

Kardia also makes fresh, delicious smoothies every day with coconut milk. Their delicious smoothies get rave reviews and are extra-appreciated by people who have a hard time with dairy and lactose.

Kardia also features coffee (including nitro cold brew coffee on tap!), bottled juice and tea.


Kardia’s entrees are always two things: delicious and good for your heart. Some examples include the Kardia House Salad, which has cucumbers, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, roasted tomatoes, red onions, a lemon wedge, and a smile-inducing roasted tomato and caper vinaigrette. It is mega flavorful and can be served with a protein, like this grilled salmon.

Another example is Kardia’s chicken salad. Bright and tangy, this healthy and delicious dish occupies the magical territory between salty and sweet. You may never have had a dish that combined golden raisins, dried cranberries, and capers, but this is worth trying.

Location & Hours

Contact Information

Kardia Café

Kardia Café 4420 Lake Boone Trail 1st Floor, NC Heart & Vascular Hospital Raleigh, NC 27607
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Business Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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