This temple of food, an elegant delicatessen/sandwich shop, wonderful for lunch or a light snack eaten in gourmet ambiance, is divided into three parts. One is a deli counter that serves quality meats from Austria, Italy and beyond, as well as a broad choice of wines by the bottle.

In a Deco-esque room to the left is a sandwich counter and bar whose glass cases illuminate trays of opened-faced artworks. They are constructed of smoked salmon, baked ham or caviar decorated with egg slices and a filigree of mayonnaise and cost less than €3. Accompanying is a good selection of open wines or perhaps a little Pfiff (.2 liters) of beer. The third room on the corner is a newer-looking coffee house serving pastries and caffeinated drinks.

Contact: Delikatessen Frankowitsch Stempfergasse 2-4, A-8010 Graz, tel +43/0316/82 22 12, fax 82 22 12-16.

Rating: Quality 13/20, Value 14/20