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Ess Sims is proud to present its first restaurant,

The Hip E. Cafe!

Originally going to be called the Stained Glass Cafe, the tie-dye patterns inspired the punnier name. I could not have made this set without the support of the Sims community--especially the tutorials from Wilf's Sims Stuff, Sims Studio, and Raveena's Transparency Tutorial. Thanks to Parsimonious for all the inspiration, and thanks to Paladin's Place for the wonderful programs! A special thank you to all you object creators who allow cloning and recoloring of your original objects! This set is dedicated to you! :)

The Hip E. Cafe has two versions, one with aqua highlights and one with black highlights:


There are two podiums, each fully staffed:

download: aqua podium + staff--HD  | black podium + staff--HD

A note on skins: All skins are included in your download (stick them in your GameData/Skins folder). All skins were made using Maxis' Sims Creator & patterns that are original to me. I tried very hard to only use body and head meshes that come with the game no later than Hot Date. No meshes are included in the d/l since they are all imbedded in my game, they should also be in yours. However, if an NPC shows up as just a head and a pair of hands, that means you are missing the appropriate mesh file. Waiter/Waitress heads are recolors of Maxis originals.


download: aqua | black


download: aqua--UL | black--UL


download: aqua--HD | black--HD


download pouf (original by SIMcredible)



download: aqua --LL | black--LL


download: pink | pattern | aqua

(transparent in game)


recolors of Maxis art:

download: aqua | purple | pink



recolors of Maxis roses:

download roses



The pattern on the walls is created by combining two different .wll files:

download aqua walls


download black walls

stick walls into your GameData/Walls folder


Walllite and hanging lamp available on Lighting page..

Objects made with one or more of the following: Transmogrifier, Graphic Converter , Paint Shop Pro, Appleworks, Microsoft Paint, IFF Pencil 2.

All objects have been tested and work in my game, which runs The Sims Deluxe Edition, Hot Date, and Unleashed.