Hanoi's coffee shop on wheels brings a different kind of joy ride

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The owner says the coffee shop welcomes around 200 customers a day. Photo credit: Zing

The newly-opened coffee shop on Tran Phu Street in Hanoi is attracting many young people for its unique design.
Nguyen Thanh Trung, owner of Bus Cafe, said he and his friends bought an old 48-seater bus and turn it into a coffee shop, after being inspired by a Halloween party inside a bus in Japan.
With an area of only 25 square meters, the coffee shop can still serve 30 customers at the same time, Trung told local media.
Bus Cafe is located at the parking lot near Coopmart supermarket on Ha Dong District’s Tran Phu Street.
But Trung said he is seeking the authorities’ approval to run the bus around, hoping that the coffee shop can attract foreign tourists near Hoan Kiem Lake.

Most of the customers are students and nearby residents. Photo credit: Zing

The shop offers books for customers to read. Photo credit: Vietnam Plus

The seats have been replaced with wooden benches. Photo credit: Vietnam Plus

Drinks cost between VND15,000 (US$0.7) and VND25,000 ($1.2). Photo credit: Zing

The driver's area has been turned into a place to prepare drinks. Photo credit: Vietnam Plus

The shop is decorated with flower pots outside the bus. Photo credit: Zing

Thu Ha, a regular customer, says she loves the shop's unique design and cheap prices. However, she hopes the shop would have a rest room and an air conditioner. It's rather hot inside the shop during daytime. Photo credit: Zing

The coffee shop illuminates at night. Photo credit: Zing

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