Did you catch The Dock on BBC Newsline tonight? We’ve been asked to be part of the Belfast Healthy Cities initiative – and so a camera crew showed up at the cafe this morning to film The Dock in action.
Before you all start writing letters to the BBC – I know that the food we serve is mostly wonderfully unhealthy (and proud of it!) – the article was more about how The Dock is a healthy example of community and honesty.
You can catch up on iPlayer here
– or the piece on the BBC website here
– or read reporter Marie-Louise’s take on The Dock below:
There are a range of categories including activities that promote healthy ageing, child-friendly spaces, active living, and healthy and sustainable food.
He said the idea behind his own pop-up style café was unique – customers aren’t told what to pay but offer what they think the food is worth.
“Even just a few years ago, this was a place with nowhere for people to gather,” he said.
“As far as we know, this is the first honesty box café in the world – all the furniture and art is donated. You could leave 50p, a fiver or £50 and we genuinely wouldn’t know who gives us what.
“I guess it’s a healthy thing that Belfast is an honest enough culture that the honesty box has kept us afloat now for a year and a half.”