A couple of Hyde Park veterans (the former owners of Istria Café) and a sandwich maker from the suburbs joined forces for this casual but high-quality deli/grocery store. Crowds gather at the counter for Spanish jamón sandwiches with quince paste and panini that press farmstead cheese and ham between pretzel bread. Save room because the oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies are a hot item, too; still, with only nine tables, the most coveted thing in the place is a seat (easier to find come summer when the patio opens).
Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe
|Venue name:||Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe||Contact:|
1126 E 47th St
|Cross street:||between Woodlawn and Greenwood Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–5pm; Sat, Sun 8am–5pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Green to 47th. Bus: 2, 15, 47.|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $7.50|