Escape Sixth Avenue’s superstore-shopping hell at this chipper Euro-style café. Brothers John and Nick Accardi, who retained the pretty blue-and-white tiles of the Portuguese bakery that formerly occupied the site, serve thick-crust pizza, panini, salads and (on weekends) addictive malted waffles. Sandwiches, on bread from Balthazar, are packed with high-quality ingredients like prosciutto from Parma, fresh mozzarella and tangy sun-dried tomatoes.
|Venue name:||Cast-Iron Cafe||Contact:|
641 Sixth Ave
|Cross street:||between 19th and 20th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–9pm; Sat, Sun 8am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to 23rd St, 1 to 18th St|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $6.50. AmEx, MC, V|