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 tent, Flo's Festival Flags and 2KW 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 daytime menu focuses on Home Baked Seasonal Cakes & Doorstep Toast / Giant Crumpets with lashings of IOM Creameries Butter & Local Drizzles.
We provide your guests with Manx roasted Coffee, Fairy Bridge Tea, Fabulous Flo Delux Hot Chocolates and a fantastic selection of herbal & fruit teas.
Flo can provide supper under our Australian stretch tent with twinkling Flo fairy lights, while Stuart whisks up the energy for an evening of dancing with him on the decks.
Providing public events in the Isle of Man with music, drinks, good quality home baking and that laid back balmy summers day feel
New for 2017: Two Stretch Tents to Hire!
Flo's Australian Stretch Tent can go up in any weather (well up to a Force 7....) that's the beauty of it! Big Festivals, Mini Festivals, Private Venues, Small Weddings, Garden Parties - it's perfect for any season.
Flo's PA is available to hire providing any party with up to a continuous 2000watts. Microphones & mixer can be part of the hire too to complete any event with live bands, acoustic sets or speeches.
Where we'll be in 2018...
24th Peel Clothworkers Sports Day 27th King Williams College summer fayre
TT - Gef Tent 13th - Buchan school afternoon tea 19th - 21st Four12 conference 22nd - 25th 4 day wedding festival (private) 30th - Mindful Mann
1st - Bubble rush 15th mannkind festival 28 - 29th Southern show
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 June 2017
"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 May 2017
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 Aug 2017
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. Flo can do everything from hot & cold catering, to just hot drinks & a sugary nibble. Nothing is too much trouble to get your event just right for you and how you envision your big day or charity event or fete.
Weddings & Events
We 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 right through to Flo being there serving your guests hot drinks & evening food. Flo, Music, Fairy Lights, Festival Flags & our Australian Stretch Tents with a helping of a light summer breeze - what more could you ask for?
Festival Loving Family Flo rely on their years of working the UK Festival scene in 90s. With many years working in the UK DJ scene, Stuart can provide everything from background ambient music, to mixing up a special track list for your style of party. We have a 2.6KW PA which provides an amazing quality sound for Bands, Acoustic Sets or your chosen DJs. Other Add On specialised equipment is available on request.
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.