Dock Cafe 2.0: Can you tell what it is yet?

What have we done?Time for an update on the update to Dock Cafe – with MASSIVE thanks to everyone who has put superhuman effort into our major makeover during this past week!

The first morning was spent clearing away all the furniture so we could start cleaning and painting.  We started out with the lovely, cosy cafe we all know and love – by lunchtime we were left with an empty shell (pic right) – gulp!

Then the crew really got to work…

IMG_2848 IMG_2956 The workers

And when the cleaning was done – it was time to start on some long-dreamt new features for the cafe.  I’ll be honest – there were times when I wondered if we’d bitten off more than we could chew.  The deadlines were tight (and there’s still plenty to be done tomorrow – Monday – if you’re free to call in and lend a hand!)  But the volunteers were AMAZING – cafe volunteers, students from the Met, residents from the apartments above us, locals keen to lend a hand.  An incredible team.

So we’re now at the stage that I can issue this invitation with the confidence that it will be something special:


And what will you find, you may be wondering?  What are all these whispered improvements?  Just what have we been hatching?

Well you’ll have to turn up on Tuesday to find out – but just to give you a few hints:

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 21.54.02 Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 21.57.14 Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 21.56.29 Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 21.50.19 Can you guess what it is yet?