Just like much else in the Jewellery Quarter, Vee’s Deli is small but perfectly formed. The solid wooden door looks a little unwelcoming, but once you step inside, the atmosphere is warm and cosy. Vee has a friendly, bubbly personality and she finds time to chat to all of her customers, while remaining efficient.

The menu is quite limited, but all of the food is freshly prepared and delicious – the homemade soup is particularly recommended. Even the side salads are fresh and crisp, not limp as in so many places.

Even though there are only a few tables and the place gets busy, you don’t feel as though you are being rushed to finish to make room for the next people. In fact we lingered for a while with a second drink after we had finished eating.

As well as being a café, it is also a delicatessen, where you can buy cheeses and pates and locally produces wines amongst other things.

The place is a true treasure amongst the gold and jewels in the area, and the ideal place for a lunch stop.