Come eat with us! At A Beautiful Mess, you’ll enjoy fusion dishes with influences from all over the world and we serve coffee by Dutch coffee roasters Bocca.


Most of our staff have a refugee background. To them, our restaurant is a safe, welcoming space where they can work in a team and get used to a new daily routine. The people who join us are participants in our re-start programme and they work in our kitchen or wait tables. They get a taste of working in the food service industry, learn Dutch, and become stronger.


After six months, participants move on to further education or a job. A whole new team then enters the restaurant bringing recipes from back home—and the menu changes. The food is always delicious. Come on over, you’ll love it!