Right in the heart of the Merchant Quarter, Cafe 52 is surrounded by street art left created for the Nuart Festival.
Inside, with the canvases hung on the walls, it almost feels like an extension of the city’s artistic addition.
The lunch menu isn’t huge but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot of choice. Despite there being a good selection of dishes for just £5 each, sandwiches were the order of the day.
The maple roast gammon, fruit chutney and gruyere cheese on ciabatta (£5) was a taste sensation, with each component melding nicely together.
My friend opted for the chicken, Mediterranean vegetables and cheddar (£5), which looked cracking.
The only complaint would be the weird almost risotto salad mixture underneath the bread.
That said, the sides of homemade chips and parsnip fries in honey (£2.50 each) more than made up for it.
Fruit juice was £2.70 so drinks weren’t cheap but everything about the place had a feel of quality.
They say you get you what you pay for and that certainly rings true of Cafe 52.