It is at the bottom floor a high-rise building on the corner of Goldie Lane and Queens' Street across the road from Nandos. We almost walked past but were attracted by the brightly coloured shelter sheds in the "frontyard" of the cafe.
A close up of the Front Yard of the Knock Knock Cafe
On closer inspection we found outdoor wicker furniture, magazines and rugs to ward off the cold. You could sit either inside the shelter-sheds, or outside if you preferred to indulge in the sun or fresh air. It was all delightfully quirky.
A Trivia note gleaned while chatting to the waiter
The eclectic collection belonged to the cafe owner, who had spent her time in opp shops hunting them down, and sometimes customers brought in items as well.
And yes, you can handle the items on display, and yes, kids can "play" with the more robust items such as the dolls and toy cars - under parent supervision of course.
When I asked about the Barbie doll sitting on the brick in the window, I was told that it had been used by vandals over the weekend to shatter the window to gain entry to the Cafe .The owners, however, were not daunted and had cleaned up the place, put the brick on display and got back to work.
Finding this cafe was like find a little gem, something a little different that oozes the passion of its owner - it is definitely not just another cafe like so many others. Delight your friends and take them there for coffee!