“Urban defrost and detox” – and some more amazing descriptions of Dock Cafe from its happy customers!

Dock Cafe has been getting some truly amazing, beautiful reviews on Trip Advisor recently (check them all out here) – these are just a few highlights:

IMG_8633It’s all about the atmosphere that is somehow generated by this place… In a frenetic world, it is a great antidote and I couldn’t help thinking what a brilliant image it presents of Belfast not only to visitors from elsewhere (e.g. cruise liners) but also to ourselves – one based on tolerance and trust!

untitled-6990…an airy, open space full of mismatched but heartwarmingly comfortable tables & chairs, with extremely friendly staff (volunteers), great coffee, great cakes, a view of the docks / Titanic centre and an honesty box. This refreshing venue of urban defrost & detox is highly recommended and in our humble opinion brings a much needed element of 21st century je ne sais quoi to our newly adopted home town!

Screenshot 2015-03-08 16.45.07Unlike most cafes, the emphasis at The Dock, which is staffed by friendly volunteers, is about creating an environment for people to meet, interact and relax.

I love it when the reviewers get the Dock – don’t just review it as yet another cafe but seem to imbibe and appreciate the whole ethos and love of the place.

One little thing that made me smile in one of the most recent reviews was that the writer wasn’t sure if we had a toilet yet – obviously remembering those early days in the cafe when ‘checking in to the Premier Inn’ had a whole new meaning! – so I thought I’d dig out this little video telling the story of the most unexpectedly wonderful toilet in all the world: