A charming bus-turned-cafe is now trending among savvy cafe-hoppers residing in metropolitan Bangkok.
New to the coffee scene in Nonthaburi is Project Bus Cafe Art, a minimalist-chic converted bus that has been remodeled into a coffee shop with a sign up top that reads “Slow Bar.”
Since February, the coffee bus has been slinging cups of joe ranging from THB60 to THB100 each — the pricing varies based on brew methods such as drip, siphon and French press.
Speaking to Coconuts Bangkok, owner and barista Sittipong Tanchaya said that the cafe was inspired by his childhood, since he grew up spending a lot of time in buses (his father was a bus mechanic and gave Sittipong the nickname “Bus”). After five years training as a barista, Sittipong was finally ready to open his own cafe, and knew that it had to be based inside his favorite vehicle.
“The concept is slow bar — not only that it conveys slow-living lifestyle, but it also means that we are being mindful and take slower approach to communicate with the customers, getting to know them too. We don’t want [to] serve coffee to them and part ways,” Sittipong said.
The cafe’s beans are mostly sourced from Mae Hong Son province, a remote part of northern Thailand, as well as imported beans from countries around the world such as Peru, Ethiopia and Costa Rica. Pretty cool place for coffee geeks to visit and have fun experimenting with all the different flavors on offer here.
Sittipong told us that in the future he may drive the bus elsewhere, and temporarily station it somewhere in central Bangkok.
Project Bus Cafe Art is currently located on Soi Ngamwongwan 23 in Nonthaburi, just north of Bangkok. It is open from 10am until 7pm every day except Wednesday.
Project Bus Art Cafe
Soi Ngamwongwan 23, Bang Khen, Muang, Nonthaburi
Open 10am – 7pm daily, closed Wed
Phone: +6681 649 8399
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