Is there anything more quaint than sipping your morning coffee while sitting on a vintage double decker bus, with an oceanfront view?
Saturna Island, part of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia, has a teahouse that allows you to do just so. Wild Thyme Coffee House is situated right on the coast of the island; it’s a cozy double decker bus that to locals, is just known as ‘The Bus.’
The vintage Leyland bus was originally used for transport between the years of 1963 to 1976. In 1978, the bus was chosen as transportation for the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta.
It was found in a tow yard in 2012, ready for scrapping. There were even a few bullets resting in the side. It was fixed up and transformed into the cafe that it is today, all in under six months!
Wild Thyme Coffee House
They’re open from 8.30AM till about 4.30PM, and closed Monday through Wednesday. Wild Thyme Coffee House offers up breakfast and lunch. In addition, they offer freshly made baked goods, as well as a selection of organic, fair trade coffee and tea.
If their food wasn’t enough, Wild Thyme Coffee House also has chess and a retro seating area in the upstairs portion of the bus, with an old-school Nintendo available for use.
Next time you’re planning a roadtrip, it’s time to travel to the cozy bus teahouse with lots of character!
You can get to Saturna Island by taking a ferry from Tsawwwassen to Saturna Island, otherwise known as Lyall Harbour. On arrival, there is a free shuttle bus that runs from June 29th to September 5th every Friday, stopping at the most populated areas on the island.
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