“Are you real?” Of all the answers and responses I’ve ever experienced when explaining the Dock concept for the first time, that one today was a beauty! How do you answer that?!
It made me think of all the times when someone has managed to describe the essence of The Dock – often better than I ever could! – when they’re still in the shock of the new. So here are a few of my favourites:
There’s Richard’s great way of phrasing it: “You take what you want, you give what you want”.
There’s this fantastic Henri Nouwen quote which popped up in the Dock Visitors Book:
Sometimes a line of poetry or a song lyric sums up the whole thing perfectly:
Or another visitor’s comment that made me smile – is Dock Cafe THAT good?!
You can find lots of great quotes when you look up Dock Cafe on Google Maps – as well as this really cool virtual tour of the cafe there’s loads of great one-liner reviews:
And of course there’s the daddy of all review sites: Trip Advisor. It’s always inspirational, frequently illuminating, and occasionally embarrassing to see what visitors from all over the globe have experienced in their visit to Dock Cafe! Here are a few choice snippets:
“Never been to a restaurant like this before”
“Dropped in for coffee and my woes dispersed”
“Relaxed home away from home”
And then this one – I think this is my all-time favourite:
There’s The Dock, summed up and condensed into one sentence in a way that puts all my ramblings to shame!
“A sense of what the world should be like: people enjoying and trusting other people”.
That’s the quote for above the door!