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After-Hours Phone Booth Bakery Opens in Stykkishólmur

By Larissa Kyzer

Photo: Screenshot, Vísir.

An old phone booth has been creatively repurposed as an after-hours, self-service bakery in Stykkishólmur, Vísir reports. Nesbakarí owner Helgi Eiríksson came up with the idea as a way to curb his business’ food waste.

“At the end of the day, we take all the leftovers, bag them up, and take them out to the phone booth,” explains Helgi. “People can either [use online banking to pay] or pay with cash. It’s really taken off—we’ve haven’t had to throw anything out.”

Screenshot, Vísir

Depending on the day, after-hours customers might find any number of delectables in the phone booth bakery—several loaves of bread, cinnamon buns, filled doughnuts, croissants, and pastries all stocked the shelves on a recent evening.

Helgi says that all of the baked goods in the booth have generally sold by the time the bakery reopens in the morning and he’s had no issues with people abiding by the payment honour system.

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