One can also find Restaurant des Herzens in Germany, more precisely in Erfurt and Leipzig.
In Erfurt, there is a cultural programme with theatre and music and even a Father Christmas for the children. In 2004, however, dwindling donations resulted in reduced opening hours.
In Leipzig, the beneficiaries must pay 50 euro cents per meal or the distribution of food would be impossible to finance. Nevertheless, a free minibus service operates between the central railway station and the restaurant.