Previously abandoned in a field near Wagga Wagga, HiYo Silver is now a shining example of one man's creative thinking and an abundance of elbow grease.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Dutch and his gorgeous mobile cafe and bar, HiYo Silver, at the Wandering Cooks in Brisbane. With the help of a few friends, Dutch rescued this tiny caravan and with vision and determination transformed it into a work of art and new business venture.
Cutting the side of the van to fit the folding timber window and bar was a nerve racking experience Dutch recalls, however the result speaks for itself. The interior fit out is hand made and many original features have been retained, including the round window, now located in the back door. His design of lighting using kitchen colanders add to the ambience and rustic feel, and provide a great talking point.
Aesthetics aside, the coffee has visitors coming back for seconds, as does the chai which has a special touch of added fresh ginger. If you’re ever in need of hiring a mobile cafe / bar, you won’t be disappointed with Dutch and his infectious smile ready to greet your guests and keep them satisfied with his delicious beverages.