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Welcome to the A Beautiful Mess bar and restaurant in the city of Utrecht.
Come and enjoy the atmosphere and taste our meals from around the world in our restaurant located on a spot that may surprise you: the asylum seekers centre in the Oog in Al district, which is in the western part of Utrecht. Bring your laptop and enjoy flawless wifi or forget about work and get some peace and quiet, combined with great coffee or tea. 

Rent a space and catering

 Book your meeting with us, rent our location for a workshop or training session. Exclusive and with all the facilities you need.

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Coffee Café

At our restaurant, residents of the asylum seekers centre work in the kitchen or wait tables. Among their co-workers are also more experienced professionals who know their way around. Together they create a space where locals living nearby and residents of the centre eat together, have meetings, and attend special events.

Our dishes

Order our lunch menu called: ‘Share A Beautiful Mess’. This means tables beautifully set with colorful details and meals from around the world. Almost a shame to eat it, but do it anyway and enjoy the taste together.

Our chefs

Our chefs cook from the heart and have all the skills needed to prepare the most delicious meals from the Middle-East and Africa. Right when you enter our restaurant, you will enjoy the sweet smell of our meals from Lybia, Syria and Eritrea. Our chefs will tell you all about it.

Nice vibes

A lot of daylight comes in thanks to our big windows and the open space. Combined with a whole lot of plants, the Middle-Eatern prints on the wall and the colorful interior, we offer a nice vibe to our guests and also to our staff.

Business Meetings

Our location is a beautiful spot to have meetings and organize training sessions or workshops. Maximum occupancy equals 80 people. We have a sliding wall, so we’re also able to make the space a bit smaller when fewer people attend. Find all info by clicking the ‘Rental’ button.

Come visit us

A Beautiful Mess – AZC Oog in Al
Joseph Haydnlaan 2
3533 AE Utrecht

Opening hours:
Wednesdays till Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM
Fridays from 11 AM to 9.30 PM, join for dinner* from 5 PM.


Our place can be reached by bike from Utrecht central station in just 10 minutes. It’s a one-minute walk to the ‘Den Hommel’ bus stop. If you come by car, we have a sufficient amount of parking space available as well.


*Community dinner on Fridays from 5 PM to 9.30 PM.
Join us for dinner for €28,00 euro pp, kids for €6,50. Your dinner includes a seat at a table for a resident living in the shelter of Oog in Al.
We serve a three course surprise dinner.
Reservation is nice, not needed. See you soon?

*Kitchen will close at 8.30 PM.


Join us!