A Sandwich A Day: Prosciutto Sandwich at The Little Sweet Cafe

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Christine Chung]

The Little Sweet Cafe is primarily known for its French fare, specializing in crepes of all kinds. But as a result of its recent change in hands, the cafe's menu has been undergone some slight revisions. One of the latest developments is a new sandwich selection, with six tasty looking combinations that all seem to focus on classic Italian flavor combinations.

The Prosciutto Sandwich($12) curiously diverges from this pattern. Thin slices of prosciutto are paired with tomato and arugula, but curiously meet Muenster instead of a more conventional mozzarella or Parmesan. Lightly toasted foccacia from Grandaisy Bakery steals the show; fluffy and never dense, the crunchy loaf is the perfect vehicle for the tomato and arugula, almost too warmed through. Muenster plus prosciutto makes for something of a salt bomb; some might prefer a milder cheese.

Thankfully, The Little Sweet Cafe's got an abundance of immensely delicious baked goods on hand. An easy fix to a salt-laden sandwich? A gigantic lemon poppyseed cookie.

The Little Sweet Cafe

73 Hoyt Street Brooklyn NY 11217 (map) 718-858-8998