Say hello to Canberra’s cutest little caravan

Introducing  Nellie’s Cafe and Bar; a portable caravan serving an array of sweet treats, nibbles, coffee and drinks. Isn’t she adorable?

She might just be the sweetest little food van we’ve ever laid eyes on.

With her slick black exterior and classic style, we can picture Nellie prettying up a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party, baby shower, high tea, or …well, any kind of event really!

We sat down with Lisa, one half of the team behind Nellie, to learn more.HOORAY_Nellies-Portable-Caravan-Bar_01

1. Tell us about Nellie’s Cafe + Bar

“Nellie is a modern caravan with a vintage heart. We travel within ACT and NSW serving as a bar or cafe.  We like to have a good party and chit chat! We genuinely enjoy what we do and love watching people have fun. We style Nellie very classic and natural –  green vinery, copper pendant lights – however, we can definitely dress her to match your theme.”

2. Which events does Nellie service?

“Our main service is bar service. We come to you! Clients provide the drinks and we serve them with our awesome RSA-qualified professionals. We also do cafe service and high teas. Our main events are wedding ceremonies, receptions bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and corporate events.”

3. What food and drinks does Nellie serve?

“This changes from event to event! Every function we do is different  – from grazing platters to home-baked cupcakes and slices. Pick our brains and let us create something wonderful for you!”HOORAY_Nellies-Portable-Caravan-Bar_06

4. What does a typical day look like in the life of Nellie?

“Our girl Nellie enjoys a nice bath once a week, we then get her prepped for her weekends worth of events. On some days we have three to four events in one day! Though, be rest-assured when you book Nellie, we are 100 percent committed and very loyal to your event. We promise you we will make it that extra spesh!”

5. Where does Nellie travel?

“Nellie is based in Canberra however who doesn’t like a good road trip? We will travel up to 600kms. A mileage fee does occur for anywhere out of Canberra.”

6. Does Nellie offer packages for events?

“Yes! On our website, you will see our packages. If these packages don’t suit, we will make one up for your special event!”HOORAY_Nellies-Portable-Caravan-Bar_07

7. What’s the process for booking Nellie for an event?

“Check us out on Facebook and Instagram, if you like what you see, shoot us a message or a website enquiry. We will discuss the finer details with you. To book we require a 50 percent non-refundable deposit. This ensures you are booked in and we are loyal to your event. Two weeks before your event, we will get in touch to discuss your event further and take remainder payment.”

8. Why did you start up Nellie’s Cafe + Bar?

“I have wanted to start Nellie’s since 2014. There were a few hiccups ($$) but we got there! We are so happy with her and I love looking out my house window and seeing her sitting there all pretty. I love to bake and cater. I always have and always will. Hearing people’s feedback and knowing that I’ve contributed to making someone happy, makes me so happy!

This is my dream and I still have to slap my self to realise it is real and I have done this – and I am so proud!”

9. Anything else you want to share?

“The whole idea of Nellie was for people to want to have her at their events. She is a neutral-looking van that will suit any event and backdrop. We want you to want to take photos of this gorgeous van and upload to your Instagram! I mean who wouldn’t, she is stunning! We are here to have fun and promise you won’t look back after hiring us.”HOORAY_Nellies-Portable-Caravan-Bar_08
See more from Nellie’s Cafe + Bar in the HOORAY! Vendor Guide.

Want to invite Nellie to your event? Get in touch with Lisa by emailing