Sandwiches, on the other hand, are massively overpriced–about $10 for a hero. In fairness, each sandwich is so enormous that it’s really two sandwiches. Our favorite is the broccoli rabe with mozzarella, roasted red peppers and arugula; it’s deliciously peppery and garlicky. The large, crusty hero roll it’s served on is just the right proportion of bread–you can get your mouth around it. Skip the olive oil and vinegar topping, which only weighs the hulking thing down.
Right now, there are homemade struffoli–a traditional Neapolitan confection eaten at Christmas, made of small balls of fried dough fashioned into a pyramid, shellacked with syrup, and topped with colorful sprinkles and Jordan almonds.
Brooklyn Bread Cafe
382 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn