DRINKERS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND: Customers enjoy drinks in the cafe. Photo vietnammoi.vn One way to break the mould is an eye-catching design, and what’s more eye-catching than a big yellow bus? That must have been what Nguyễn Đứa Sâm and his friends thought when they opened Hanoi Bus Cafe. Located on the grounds in front of a future Hà Đông metro station on Tô Hiệu Road, the cafe is inside a stationary bus which has been redesigned. Sâm said he came up with the idea for the cafe during a trip to Vĩnh Phúc Province north of the capital when he saw many damaged buses that had been abandoned and were going to waste. “A sudden idea came to my mind, why don’t we use such a bus to open a coffee shop? My friends agreed and we bought a bus, but at first we faced many difficulties on how to turn it into a cafe as we didn’t have any model to follow,” Sâm said. He said his group repaired the bus with old parts such as tyres, and even today they try to improve the bus using recycled materials. The group stripped the… Read full this story
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