And not just any old 5-star certificate – absolute top marks, with no advisories in the small print – a literal clean bill of health!
Just as it should be, you might say, but I think it’s just amazing that a team of volunteers, from all walks of life (very few from any kind of catering or coffee-shop background), offering their time and talents out of love for the cafe and its community, can offer such a high quality service in such a busy space.
And it’s not just that they’re clean – they’re so cheery! Visitor after visitor, review after review, we keep hearing back about how the friendly welcome and cheerful smiles of the Dock volunteers have brightened the days of customers from all over the world.
I love the way so many volunteers have made personal first-name contact with people. Jackie and Tom are mentioned in this one, but I think I’ve seen pretty much all the volunteers get a name-check at some stage!
So, well done to Stevo and all the volunteers. You’ll always be awarded 5 stars from me as well!
Incidentally, if you’d like to join this crack tram of clean cheery coffee-serving commandos, we’re always on the look-out for a few good people – find out more here.