We were pleased when we arrived to find a rose and a candle at the table. The restaurant wasn't that big, though not quite tiny. It was fairly busy with not many empty seats. (The photo below was taken later in the evening after some tables emptied.) When I asked the waiters about dietary issues they were very helpful in telling me what was and wasn't vegetarian on the menu. While I didn't ask directly I got the impression that they were vegan-friendly as well.
Anyway, I loved the Thai Nee menu because it is a list of types of dishes with the option for each dish of Vegetables, Meat or Seafood. In each case the Vegetables dish was the cheapest. However the menu prices were very reasonable. We ordered spring rolls, 2 mains, rice, roti and tea. It came to $42 for both of us. (NB It is cash only and BYO.)
I was surprised that there were no peanuts on top. Perhaps our nut sensitive world makes it too risky. When I asked, I was brought a little dish of chopped nuts. I also was impressed that they checked if I wanted egg in my Pad Thai. I said yes. (Despite my dislike of eggs, I can usually cope with little bits of egg in a dish.)
So overall I really enjoyed my Pad Thai. The flat rice noodles were full of flavour in that pleasingly sticky way and there was a satisfying amount of vegetables as well the the tofu and peanuts and eggs.
Thai Nee Cafe
150 Lygon Street
Tel: (03) 9388 0411
Open for dinner, Wed to Mon