F at East Broadway; J, M, Z at Essex St.
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Brown Café has downsized its menu and hours to exclude dinner, and that's okay; it's really more of a snack-and-go place. Grab a log bench at one of the half-dozen wooden tables in the thimble-size space to sip a cup of Intelligentsia coffee or homemade lemonade, but don't linger — the waiting hipster couples and uncomfortably tight seating discourage that. Instead, quickly pick over some prosciutto, tomato, bread, and herbed cream cheese served on a wooden platter, or, for those getting over a hangover or in need of a protein boost, a skillet filled with a combination of baked eggs, cheese, and chorizo. There are cold sandwiches, a revolving roster of special entrées, and a pretty pedestrian macaroni and cheese that pits overcooked penne against bland goat cheese.Recommended Dishes
Tuscan breakfast platter, $13.75