GoToBelfast (and pop into The Dock while you’re there)

IMG_3705Another little bit of fame for The Dock: we’re now featured as a ‘place to eat’ on the GoToBelfast website – link here.

It’s a bit surreal to see our home-made little pop-up coffee shop listed alongside luminaries of the Belfast dining scene such as the Potted Hen, Mourne Seafood Bar and Molly’s Yard – but hey, why not?!  Dock Cafe is unique and I think that Tegan, Timmy and the team have loads of reasons to be very proud of it!

IMG_3081So the next time you’re wondering where to go for a cuppa, here’s the GoToBelfast entry in full:

The Dock is unique: a pop-up space for community, conversation and Life in the Titanic Quarter.  Furnished (in true pop-up style) in a fusion of old and new (we call it Victorian-Edwardian-Industrial-Pop-Up-Chic) it’s a space to relax, unwind, meet up and chill out.  You can enjoy hot strong coffee, a huge variety of teas and delicious bakes – or BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) and use our plates, knives and forks.

IMG_3652You can find a table, a squashy sofa or a cosy corner to watch the world go by.  You can browse a huge range of art and photography – from archive pictures of Titanic under construction, to cutting-edge art, to photography of Belfast’s shipyard at every stage of its history.  Explore some unique artefacts from Belfast’s shipbuilding heyday – models, relics and furniture from the evocative Harland & Wolff Drawing Office building.  (There’s even a door from Thomas Andrews’ family home.)   Dabble with a huge range of board games and jigsaws (if you have a few hours to spare…)

IMG_3084Find out all about what’s on offer in the Titanic Quarter at the information stand (or by chatting to the  enthusiastic volunteers).  You can pick-up a bargain at the pop-up market stall, which is available for all sorts of different local cottage industries and home businesses. Take time to pause and reflect in the Prayer Garden – a little corner of greenery, light and quiet in the corner of the cafe.  You can strum on the Titanic Guitars (as long as you are at least a 3-chord wonder) and even meet Kate and Leo (they’re the goldfish).    Everything – the art, the food, the coffee, the photography, the sculpture – is local and home-made; the whole enterprise is volunteer-run, and the ethos is hand-built with love.  We’re here to celebrate the good news in Belfast and enjoy Life in the Titanic Quarter.