Mitte’s gallery scene has been swelled by the regeneration of the Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule (former Jewish girl’s school), built in 1930 and whose walls have borne out the turbulent history of the city. The impressive New Objectivity building houses gallery spaces, the Pauly Saal restaurant, a private Kosher dining space and also Mogg (formerly Mogg & Melzer), an artisan deli founded by two DJs with a shared love of cured beef. A hotspot at lunchtime for local galleristas, all the necessaries are pitch-perfect: pickles pack a crunch, fresh coleslaw is just the right side of creamy sour, the toasted rye bread reveals a fluffy interior yet all play second fiddle to the thick wodge of smokey goodness that is their pastrami meat. On the menu are classics such as the Reuben, topped with melted ‘Swiss’ cheese, sauerkraut and a special dressing, Matzo ball soup and cream cheese bagels.
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-late Mon-Fri; 10am-late Sat-Sun|
|Transport:||U6 Oranienburger Tor|
|Price:||Main courses €5.50-€12|
Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
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Visited in March 2017 and could not fault this place at all. Not many tables, so we expected to have a wait. We were told it might be 15 mins, so we left our name and went for a wonder around the neighbourhood. Came back and served quickly, by lovely staff. The pastrami is something out of a fairytale, if there are such things for food... 10/10. Worth the wait!
I've been here twice and have experienced consistency and quality. The team show themselves as offering a sincere desire to offer an authentic experience. My only slight qualm is with the bread which on my visits has been the wrong side of crunchy. Otherwise fine.