Dignita is your go-to café for delicious brunch. With four stunning locations, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in the heart of Amsterdam and now also in The Hague! Our newest café is located at Prins Hendrikstraat 105 in the Zeeheldenkwartier; just a stone’s throw from the city centre. 


Dignita is a social enterprise of the Dignita foundation, an organisation that, through its social enterprises, works to provide certified training programs and support a vulnerable target group of individuals, assisting them in developing greater resilience as they seek to become reintegrated into the workplace and society. One hundred percent of the restaurant profits go towards funding the Dignita Academy.


Our training program in Amsterdam began in 2012 when men and women who had come out of a situation of exploitation (human trafficking, domestic violence or prostitution) were provided training in a professional kitchen environment. During the training, these individuals learnt to prepare healthy soups and salads. Over the years, our training program has been refined to meet industry level standards in collaboration with the Regional Education Centre (ROC). The Academy offers licenced work experience courses and accredited apprenticeships at our Dignita locations. Next to our hospitality training courses, we also offer barista, beauty and administration training courses and mentoring. To date, we have had over 600 people participate in our training program. 


With the new skills acquired in the training program, participants are able to rebuild their life, regaining self-confidence and independence which in turn helps to prevent future situations of vulnerability.  We strongly believe that by creating these options, we create freedom and a new perspective. 


Through our connections to local shelters, it became apparent that a new branch of the Dignita Academy in The Hague would be beneficial to vulnerable people living in the area. We have therefore recently opened the newest Dignita restaurant which will also serve as a training centre. 


At Dignita, our high quality training program is coupled with high quality food. Our menu highlights the season, showcases local suppliers as well as ingredients and reinvents traditional brunch classics. We focus on serving the freshest food, cooked from scratch with every attention paid to detail. Eat well, do good.