A mellow & tiny hole-in-the-wall shop that used to be a skateboard store, Nicky's is classic Vietnamese sandwichs but far better than I've had at older places. Much cleaner flavors, crispy baguettes, pickled carrot cuccumber, fresh cilantro and jalapeno. There's only 5-6 choices of sandwichs, soda, and Vietnamese coffee (espresso w. condensed milk, awesome) For $3.95 you are getting a smallish sandwich, not a Blimpie double decker submarine. But being of a fairly decent appetite, it's filling for anyone. Be warned, everyone knows about Nicky's now... so be prepared to wait for about 10-15 orders already placed before you arrive at peak times... order, go do some errands and come back in 10-15 min. Fortunately I work near their Atlantic Ave shop in Brooklyn, where lines are a bit shorter... but if you haven't tried a Vietnamese sandwich... a marriage of French culinary tradition to Southeast Asian flavors... you have to, it's really amazing. Ask for extra spicey for an added dose of fresh cut jalapenos if you dare.
Pros: Cheap, mellow, delicious, fresh, best of Vietnamese sandwichs
Cons: A bit cramped, not much seating, 3 2-top tables inside, 2 outside.