Café Cromhout

"A Beautiful Mess" pop-up lunchcafe

The pop-up lunch cafe"A Beautiful Mess" is now open in Cafe Cromhout. Women between 35 and 65 years old with a refugee background will manage the new location. The menu is also created by the women and inspired by dishes they grew up with, from Arabic high teas to Fattet Hummus.

By visiting the cafe you support the women in gaining work experience so that they can further develop themselves. The new location will remain open at least until June 2020.

The Refugee Company offers the women a start-up programme with the opportunity to build up a strong network and work experience. Learning the Dutch language and personal development are central here. All women speak and understand Dutch. It goes without saying that within such a "development trajectory" some understanding is desirable. 


The menu was created by the women themselves and is inspired by the dishes they grew up with. The menu is filled with traditional Middle Eastern, African, typically Dutch dishes and a traditional Arabic high tea. Traditional coffee ceremonies from Ethiopia and Eritrea are also organised on request, with a focus on roasting raw coffee beans. The space is also available for organizing events.

Opening hours
The pop-up of A Beautiful Mess is located at Herengracht 366 and will remain open at this location for at least seven months. The café is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

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