It's hard not to be taken over by the absolute cuteness of this restaurant as soon as you walk in the door. Shelves surrounding the small space stock meticulously arranged old school toys, such as Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots and vintage Pez dispensers. Though charming, the cramped space usually means you'll face a wait at dinnertime. Once you finally get seated, don't be surprised if the busy but friendly staff overlooks details like an empty water glass or missing spoon.
The fairly typical Thai menu offers a little of everything, and you shouldn't hesitate to try it all. Crisp vegetable egg rolls come stuffed with a generous portion of filling, and the tofu salad perfectly combines spicy hot peppers with a dash of lime. While most spots serve up curries with rice, Cozy adds a twist by pairing dishes like panang with flat crunchy noodles instead. Most entrees will leave you with enough food to need a doggie bag on the way out.
Prices are fair, if not even a little cheap. Most entrees cost about $6 with no extra charge for shrimp. A Monday through Friday lunch special combines a selected entree with your choice of appetizer for about $5.50. The restaurant is BYOB, but unless you're enamored by the adorable surroundings, you may be better off getting your food (and beer) to go. You'll avoid the wait and ensure that your glass stays as full as you like it.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Sarah Dahnke