A taste of Thai is coming to one of York’s busiest streets.
Rosa’s Thai Cafe looks set to open in 1-3 Coney Street, the former home of Joe’s Kitchen.
The restaurant describes itself as “is the home of modern Thai food”. It wants to open daily from 11am-11.30pm, and has applied for an alcohol licence till 11pm.
Saiphin Moore, along with her husband Alex, co-founded Rosa’s Thai Cafe in London- in 2008.
She grew up on a farm in Thailand, where she opened a noodle shop aged just 16.
Saiphin and Alex met when both were working in Hong Kong, and moved to London in 2006. She began selling her authentic Thai food from a market stall in Brick Lane, East London, before opening her first restaurant.
There are now 30 Rosa’s, with the nearest to York in Leeds.
The all-day menu includes pad Thai noodles, green curry and a selection of stir fries.
On the drinks menu, you can try Rosa’s Thai PA beer, Thai whisky, and cocktails including a strawberry and Thai basil mojito called Bangkok Night Out.
Helmsley Group purchased several units including the one housing the vacant Joe’s Kitchen in May.
The four-storey building, built in 1960, has 4,782 sq ft of food space.