Belfast & Northern Ireland

The Dock Cafe

  Arc Apartments, Queens Rd, Titanic Quarter     more than a year ago
Between the Odyssey and SS Nomadic, in a shop unit at this new apartment complex, is a pop-up cafe with a difference. Run by Titanic Quarter chaplain, and Titanic Walking Tour guide, Chris Bennett and like-minded clergy, the cafe has an honesty box instead of a till. Which means you can choose how much you want to pay for your coffee, tea and biscuit. Books, big sofas and beautiful NI travel prints from Holywood's Yard Gallery make for tranquil escape from your sightseeing sojourn.


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Tue-Sat 11:00 - 19:00.

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Recently used this place for an event and I must say I was very impressed. It is a great space, very unique in how it looks and feels, with great areas for groups or couples or individuals. I loved how there are a few locally made guitars sitting available to play, board games available, interesting local pictures and photos on the walls, it really has a great feel about the place. A very pleasant place to spend a few hours.

I visited the Dock for the first time on Sunday, prior to that I had not heard of it. I was moved to tears by the presence of God in the prayer garden, it was such a beautiful and powerful experience. God Bless you all for giving people the chance to relax and feel that closeness with God within the hustle of life .

What a wonderful idea of an "honesty" box, really, should be a donation box, diners pay what they think the meal was worth. I had the soup with a bread roll & a cup of tea (which was leaf tea, NOT a teabag!), nice food & drink, basic menu. The laid-back environment was great and the staff friendly. It did not feel that you were a customer, well, you are not really, if you did not like the food, you do not need to pay anything! I like the concept and hope it does well, it will not suit everyone, but for something different and with a basic selection of food/drink, just right for a quick refreshment and it is nice to think that the money is going directly to the source and not to some American chain/franchise, good luck with this.
Mary Glasheen

I've visited this "gem"several times in recent months as I frequently bring groups to "Titanic Belfast " . It's a great place to relax . So while my groups are viewing the several galleries I enjoy time out at The Dock Cafe . I've recommended it to several people . Keep up the good work !
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