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The Dock

2A Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (80 reviews)
“traybakes” (31 reviews)
“scones” (54 reviews)
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2A Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today

We were in shock when we went into the cafe - no priced items, just put whatever you want in the honesty box. Coffee, lovely teas, cakes, scones, soup etc and no fixed charge - hence the reason we were in shock. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff were lovely, friendly and the place was comfy, relaxed and offered a great place to stop and rest Fantastic coffe and traybakes as well! Honesty Box is such a lovely idea

Thank Journey553641
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem. They don't charge for anything you just pay what you think its worth and the food is actually really nice. lovely homely atmosphere and don't feel rushed to leave.

1  Thank ajimenez94
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic idea! Lovely big cafe, with loads to look at inside. It is very relaxing with a huge option for seats for what ever mood your in - comfy sofas to wooden chairs, something for everyone. Super friendly staff. Best thing about it...More

1  Thank IzzyOaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a really terrific and worth popping if you find yourself in the vicinity alone or with company.

1  Thank Twebor N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dock is a fantastic place to relax over a coffee surrounded by artefacts from the shipyard great coffee great staff give it a go but don't forget to leave what you can afford as you won't get a bill

1  Thank 175Mike1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place does lovely coffee and carrott cake...decide what you want to pay ..very friendly and peaceful atmosphere ...you have to try it!

1  Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and myself love to hang out at the Dock Cafe. The staff are lovely and a selection of loose leaf teas and coffee is available. There is lovely soup at lunch but it goes very fast and there are always scones and tray...More

2  Thank klefay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been, why not? Maybe it's been kept a secret cuz it's so good. Great view down at the titanic, lovely friendly staff, great tray bakes and coffee, and the best bit you pay a donation!! Win win. So relaxing you can stay...More

2  Thank beverley a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat and drink what you want and pay what you want. Cosy place with friendly people. Had good coffee and tasty scones. Would come back.

1  Thank A S H
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
If they do it will be whats available on the day I expect.
10 July 2016|
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Response from Siobhan M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what the criteria are nut if you contact them via their website someone will get back to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
The Dock is an 'Honesty Box Cafe' - in which the coffee, fresh buns and hot soup are offered with no price tag - just faith in the goodness of people and trust that they will pay a fair price into the Honesty Box. That faith has kept the doors open and the shelves stocked for 18 months, and as far as we can ascertain we remain the only exclusively Honesty Box Cafe in the world.The cafe was furnished completely through donations of furniture, artwork, sculpture and shipyard memorabilia, creating a funky, eclectic atmosphere full of talking-points and conversation starters. Everyone involved is a volunteer - many of them local residents and students from the college who enjoy being part of building community life in their new home.
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