It's a tiny (four tables) spot on the nondescript east side of Atlantic Street, serving deli fare like chicken cutlet sandwiches and tuna wraps, but the real reason to go is the Vietnamese food! At Saigon Cafe, you can enjoy Vietnamese staples such as Phờ and bánh mì, the delicious baguette sandwiches that foodies in NYC drool over.
I had the #10 sandwich - pork pate and Vietnamese cold cuts - and it was awesome. The cold cuts and pate were tasty and savory without being salty, and the pickled veggies at the bottom gave it a cool crunch. I'm already planning on running down the whole bánh mì menu!
PS: Before you gorge on turkey and cranberry sauce this Thursday, head down to Shippan for the Shippan Turkey Trot! It's a zany costume race that raises money for the Shelter for the Homeless on Pacific Street. Bonus: you can get one more use out of that Edward or Jacob Halloween costume before Twilight is forgotten forever!