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Unlike most coffee shops, the major draw of this Greenpoint joint isn't just the strong brews (from Toby’s Estate, no less), but the speciality sandwiches. Made with Pain D'Avignon bread and house-roasted meats, Early's sandwiches are one of the more underrated meat, bread, and cheese combos in the borough. The sliced ham and pulled pork banh mi and the Gruyere Cubano are recommended for meat fans, while the Zappie, an open-faced vegetarian sandwich made with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, Cheddar and fontina cheeses, and truffle oil is a solid option for the fancy plant-based eaters. The sandwiches are served all-day and can be eaten in the cozy back garden.

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Unlike most coffee shops, the major draw of this Greenpoint joint isn't just the strong brews (from Toby’s Estate, no less), but the speciality sandwiches. Made with Pain D'Avignon bread and house-roasted meats, Early's sandwiches are one of the more underrated meat, bread, and cheese combos in the borough. The sliced ham and pulled pork banh mi and the Gruyere Cubano are recommended for meat fans, while the Zappie, an open-faced vegetarian sandwich made with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, Cheddar and fontina cheeses, and truffle oil is a solid option for the fancy plant-based eaters. The sandwiches are served all-day and can be eaten in the cozy back garden.