Running a restaurant or cafe is tough. Decent staff is hard to find. Margins are razor-thin. Attractive fit-outs are expensive and need renewing every five to 10 years.

That's why we're impressed by the venues on this list. In addition to foregoing profit to help those in need, they operate in one of the toughest, most competitive industries around.

Each spot works to a slightly different model - from training refugees in-house, to simply donating profits - but all deserve your business.