Moseying through Wath I spotted a sign outside Trinity Methodist Church, for the Lite Bite Cafe.
I found the entrance tucked away behind the church in the Trinity Hall on Chapel Street with just an A-board to show where.
I discovered the cafe is run by staff from the Oaks Day Centre, to give a much needed environment for people with learning difficulties to experience the world of work.
When I visited It was early afternoon on a Wednesday and the cafe was in full swing, with every table packed with customers, from young families to OAPs.
They were all tucking into a wide variety of dishes prepared in the busy kitchen.
I decided to check out the meat and potato pie and peas, at £4.50.
The cafe offers a choice of home-made soup, jacket potatoes with choice of fillings, quiche, panninis, curry and sandwiches made to order.
I cadged a place next to an elderly couple, who let me know in no uncertain terms that the place is one of Wath’s best kept culinary secrets.
All the staff were extremely friendly and efficient and kept extremely busy without putting a foot wrong.
Day centre worker Kath Atherton explained how the cafe gave people from the Oaks Centre an opportunity to see what it is like working in a real environment and gave them confidence when they were able to talk to and interact with customers.
Profits made from the cafe are ploughed back in to keep it as a going concern. It’s success speaks for itself. In just a year, it has grown from a coffee morning to opening Monday to Friday 11am-2pm. The pie and peas were top quality, freshly made, with chunky steak and pieces of potato, with a hefty helping of peas. Quite an achievement for all the staff they manage to produce and serve such a range of food in such a small kitchen. If you are looking for a lovely welcoming place to eat, with a great choice of food, I can thoroughly recommend the Lite Bite Cafe.