Test-Driving Brooklyn Bread Cafe
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