The message from the Old Town Museum of Aarhus was clear; To convert an old Citroén HY into a coffee shop. Through a contact in Frederikshavn, the Old Town Museum acquired a Citroén HY imported from Sweden. Tiny Office was hired for the project, and in close collaboration, the vehicle was transformed into a coffee shop with a true retro feel.
The mobile coffee shop is adapted to modern times, with a smart Italian coffee machine, in order to meet the needs of a modern costumer. The materials are from an original kitchen from the 70s and it is possible to serve costumers from 2 sides. The car’s engine has previously undergone a complete restoration, which means that the new coffee shop safely can travel around the Danish countryside.
The old Citroen HY – also known as “salatfad” previously used by the police – has since 2017 been located in the atmospheric 70s neighborhood of the Old Town Museum. From time to time it travels to other events, including the annual event – Classic Race Aarhus – held on the outskirts of the city of smiles.