THE Cosey Cafe nestles on Swinton Road Mexborough across from the rear of the Co-op and I was directed there by a prominent billboard display on the traffic island.
The Cosey Cafe piqued my interest, with a lunchtime choice of either Thai or traditional English food, which adds an exotic touch to the town centre food offering.
The cafe is a light and airy little place and the menu offers a good range of English food, from the traditional English breakfast, omelettes and sandwiches.
I chose the Thai menu and was impressed with the dishes on offer.
There are appetisers; spring rolls and satay different permutations of rice, Thai soups, curries and speciality Thai meals.
Not being an expert in Thai food, most of these I had never heard of.
Lab Gai - chicken mince salad flavoured with mint and shallot tossed in lime and chilli dressing, sounded delicious - I had to pinch myself I was sitting just yards from Mexborough High Street.
I had Pad-ka-paw moo, which is stir fried pork mince with Thai red chilli. basil leaves and red and green peppers, at £4.30.
Minutes later the meal came briskly and expertly cooked and piping hot, served with a generous portion of boiled rice.
The mince pork was well cooked and tasty, without a hint of fat and came mixed with sliced grean beans in addition to the aforementioned garnish.
It came in a light stir fry sauce infused with fresh and fragrant herbs.
The lady chef helpfully asked me how hot I wanted it and I said medium. This was just right for my palate.
Some though some might want to fish out a couple of those particularly fiery red chillis if the going gets tough!
Washed down with a mug of hot tea, the meal was a delicious alternative for an afternoon treat not too heavy on the stomach.
A great place to experience the authentic taste of Southeast Asia in the Dearne at dinnertime.