You can imagine my excitement when I found out that a new daytime eatery/coffee shop/bakery was opening up in the spot that used to be Bang-On (seriously, sunglasses & overpriced t-shirts? No thanks!) Since opening, Paradiso has become the new go to spot to get myself out of the house.
There are about ten different sandwiches there, either served on an Italian bread, or pressed in a ciabatta from Balthazar Bakery. I've only tried the asiago & prosciutto one, but I've heard great things about the rest of the offerings.
They also have different flavored shakes of which I've had the strawberry & the chocolate. Both good. The coffee is nice & strong & I think is a much better value for money here than at 9th St. Espresso or other coffee shops in the area.
There's free Wi-Fi (although not that many seats, but I've never seen the place fully packed) & the owner is super nice. So if you want some baked goods (cookies, muffins, croissants, etc), good coffee & excellent sandwiches, check out Paradiso!
A close-up of my prosciutto & asiago sandwich: