• shipping container, prefab, café, mural, woman architect

    The owners wanted to bring northwest drive-up coffee to their childhood hometown in Illinois. With several highways within viewing distance, the goals were to attract traffic to the site, provide necessities for a coffee stand in an extreme climate, and minimize construction cost.

  • drive-up, route 66, prefab, kiosk, sustainable

    Two shipping containers were stacked with kitchen and services in the lower, and storage in the upper.

  • coffee, container, conversion, industrial, branding

    A local artist painted murals on all sides branding the building as a billboard.

  • billboard, modern, route 66, café, Illinois

    The site is on Old Route 66 across the street from an old gas station. The cafe has become a beloved roadside attraction.


New drive up cafe with shipping containers