Saigon container truck open for coffee, not logistics

By Quynh Tran   May 7, 2018 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Check out the artwork and sit back and enjoy a drink in this petrol-head inspired truck.

What you see here is not an accident in which truck jams into a coffee shop but a coffee shop itself in HCMCs Binh Tan District.

No you're not mistaken, this truck has been transformed into a coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City's Binh Tan District.

As an auto enthusiast, I bought a used 40-feet tractor with two decommissioned containers, then transformed them into a coffee house. It took me almost a year to finish setting up this shop, said the owner Nguyen Thanh Nhut.

"As an auto enthusiast, I bought a used 40-feet truck with two decommissioned containers, then transformed them into a coffee house. It took me almost a year to finish setting up the shop,” said owner Nguyen Thanh Nhut.

The trucks interiors and engines had been removed before the cabin was changed into the barista counter.

The truck’s interior and engine were removed before the cabin was converted into a counter.

The outside of truck is kept the same from the rearview mirror, car glass, headlights, gas tank are left untouched. Nhut only repainted the truck.

The truck still has the wing mirrors, headlights and gas tank.

These wheels no longer roll along the streets and sit still to be a staircase.

These wheels no longer roll along the streets and instead form a staircase.

The entire coffee shop is a combination of two containers.

The entire coffee shop is a combination of two containers.

Since the containers were made from iron and steel, I have to use 4 large-capacity air conditioners and fans at each table to reduce the heat accumulated inside. In addition, I use canvas to cover the ceiling to cool down the room temperature, said Nhut.

"The containers are made from iron and steel, so I have had to use 4 high-capacity air conditioners and fans to cool them down. I've also used canvas to cover the ceiling to cool it down,” said Nhut.

The sides of the containers are cut open to make windows.

The sides of the containers have been cut open to create windows.

Nhut also covers the sides of the containers with graffiti artworks inspired by robot and machine.

Nhut has also decorated the containers with graffiti inspired by robots and machines.

To share his passion for vehicles, Nhut decorates his shop on 17A Street with these motorcycle figures.

To share his passion for vehicles, Nhut has decorated his shop with motorcycle models.

 
 
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