ENTERPRISE is worth encouraging. An evangelical church community has developed a disused school as a place of worship with an adjacent café and bookshop.

The café is open from Tuesday to Saturday. There is level access from the street with room for wheelchairs and prams, both present during our visit.

The simple printed table menu is supplemented by daily specials, homemade cakes and bakery items. We secured a vacant table and were immediately joined by an assistant who apologised that it had not been wiped (and dried) before we arrived. The speed with which tables were cleared and wiped was a feature of this venue.

From the selection of hot and cold sandwiches, panini and jacket potatoes, we made our choice. Ann went to the servery returning with two pots of tea (£2.40), a portion of banoffee pie and a slice of coconut tray bake. Our sandwiches would be made to order and be delivered to us.

The delay gave us the opportunity to note what else was on the menu. Celery and leek soup (£2.50), espresso (£1.40), latte and cappuccino (£1.60), which you are invited to customise with a flavoured syrup for 30p. Bagels, toasted teacakes and fruit scones all cost £1.20, cheese scones (£1.30) and cheese on toast at £1.50 were just some of the items available.

Ann selected a coronation chicken sandwich (£3.80) while my choice was Cumberland sausage and egg in a bap (£2.95).

We didn’t have long to wait. The food had a salad garnish and came with coleslaw and crisps. The baps were as soft as we have experienced for some time.

The coronation chicken soon disappeared, as did my sausage and egg, which was nicely runny. But we had one complaint: must the food be served on such small plates?

Ann couldn’t be persuaded to sample my tray-bake, but her banoffee was very tasty, with plenty of cream. Overall we were impressed with the food and service. Our bill came to £13.75.

Before leaving, I surveyed the notices. One claimed an impressive numerical summary of various items from the menu served over an unspecified period, but it was a pity about the spelling.