Flo the Coffee Van is a 1968 Citroen Horsebox. She has been lovingly restored and fully kitted out to serve a wide range of hot drinks, sugary delights and street foods at your event. Combined with our Australian stretch tents, Flo's Festival Flags and 2.6KW Music System, Flo provides an excellent venue or additional food & music area for your event.
We pride ourselves in sourcing Fresh, Local Manx produce wherever possible. Our menu focuses on Home Baked Seasonal Cakes & Doorstep Toast / Giant Crumpets with lashings of IOM Creameries Butter & Local Drizzles. Plus seasonal soups. We tailor ever menu specifically to your event
We can provide your guests with Manx roasted Coffee, Fairy Bridge Tea, Fabulous Flo Deluxe Hot Chocolates and a fantastic selection of herbal & fruit teas. Let us help take the hassle out of your event.
Yes we do. We get asked this a lot - do we do other menus than just cake & coffee? Absolutely - Flo can provide catering - formal & informal. Perfect for your guests under our Australian stretch tents with twinkling Flo fairy lights, while Stuart whisks up the perfect atmosphere for your guests with your choice of band.
Whatever your budget - Flo can be part of your big day.
Stretch Tent Hire.
The complete package.
Hassle free & affordable.
Pop us an email across to arrange a free consultation.
Where we'll be in 2018...
27/28th Oct - Hop Tu naa in The Yard - Pinewood Studios
2nd Nov - Douglas Prom Fireworks 3/4th Nov - Four12 Conference - Villa 25th Nov - Hospice Christmas Fayre at the Villa 29th - Thurs Late Night shopping Grenaby Studios Artisan Christmas Market
1/2nd December - Grenaby Studios Artisan Christmas market
Find Flo here...
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Thank you so much for catering for Four12 Conference at the Villa Marina. Fabulous service with a smile. The relaxed social vibe in the gardens with Flo was wonderful, made all the better with great coffee & fabulous cakes. - Kirree Gooberman, Four12 Conference
"Flo the Coffee Van was the perfect addition to our merry band of Artists and Artisans at Grenaby Studios (Isle of Man Art Festival 2017). Flo was surrounded by fluttering bunting, and Annabel made streams of festival-goers very happy with tea, coffee and generous slices of her delicious homemade cakes that made us go weak at the knees! With a beaming smile, Annabel couldn't do enough to help. We had an amazing weekend spending time with her and look forward to working with her again. - IOM Arts Festival
Went down a Storm
We hired Flo for our staff family fun day at Silly Moos - their pulled pork baps, falafel burgers and cakes went down an absolute storm. As always, Annabel and Stuart provided a timely, professional, friendly service, and we have had nothing but glowing feedback from our staff. Everything was so fresh and it's always great to see caterers supporting local. Can't wait to use them again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend for any occasion. - Lucy Verdon, Eastera Company Family Day
Food & Drink
Flo can now offer the complete service for your event - with you choosing exactly what you would like from our different packages that we offer. We can offer hot & cold catering menus to simply being on site to offer your guests hot drinks & a sugary nibbles. Nothing is too much trouble. Why not drop us a line to ask for a free consultation or informal chat - over a coffee of course.
Weddings & Events
Stuart & Annabel are more than happy to help with any planning aspect of your wedding, event or festival. We can offer help and advice with PA Hire, Music, Bands and our fabulous selection of Australian Stretch Tent in varying sizes. Flo, Music, Fairy Lights, Festival Flags & a gorgeous stunning Australian Stretch Tent surrounded by the breathtaking IOM scenery - just perfect.
Festivals & Stretch Tents
Stuart & Annabel owners of Flo have many years experience working the UK Festival scene. Mix this experience with their unique Stretch Tents & Festival intuition plus their 2.6KW PA provides a versatile venue anywhere. Stuarts sound engineering skills provide an amazing quality sound for Bands, Acoustic Sets or your chosen DJs.
Named after Annabels Gran, Flo started life in Paris in 1968 as a horsebox. Christmas 2014 she was found in a barn in France & brought over to West Yorkshire, where Annabel & Stuart had her lovingly restored and converted into the Flo you see at events today. She rarely makes it above 30mph so you may see her out and about on the Islands roads, on her way to keep the next festival supplied with music, hot coffee & festival comfort food.
Annabel & Stuart
Mr & Mrs Flo
Mrs Flo, aka Annabel, grew up in N.I. where her Granny taught her to bake. Annabel worked the festival circuit in the 90's with the Tiny Tea Tent & an Indian Silver Stall before deciding to grow up & get a 'proper' career as a Food Technology Teacher. Fast Forward 20 years & back to her love & dream - working the IOM Festival / Events circuit. Mr Flo, aka Stuart, met Annabel while he was a budding, soon to be Famous DJ, in the 90s. There ended that dream & career for him but spent the next 15 years becoming a Father & trying to squeeze in DJing gigs & providing PA / Sound Systems inbetween sleepless nights & nappy changes. He's a complete hippy at heart & a wannabe Pirate.