Cool bus station cafes of Central and Eastern Europe: an occasional monograph

Bus station cafes are not renowned for their imagination or attention to detail – and they don’t usually make many design concessions to the mode of transport their customers departed and arrived on (unless its some faux references to Greyhound buses). However in Szekelyudvarhely (Ordorheiu Secuiesc) which is in Szekely Land in Translyvania in Northern Romania – someone has put a great deal of effort into an elaborate bus motif for the bus station cafe. Paying particular tribute to the phat, chunky Comecon designs of Hungarian ‘Ikarus’ buses – though the main feature – the bus bar is a German import.

Pictures taken during brief period when there were fewer of the scary looking men who hang out in bus station cafes

It’s banging house music at full volume and treble strength espressos from early morning to midnight – totally wired…

If you ask her – she will flash the headlights…

Bad Bahnhof indeed

2 thoughts on “Cool bus station cafes of Central and Eastern Europe: an occasional monograph

  1. Been there. You wouldn’t think a cafe with charm would be in the bus station but there it is. Go to Szekely Udvarhely, you won’t regret it.

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