berlin: mogg & melzer deli opening

© steve herud - who'd want takeaway in a place like this? not us.

remember we talked about berlin's fabulous new pauly-saal restaurant in a previous post? located in a former jewish girls school, we already mentioned the mogg & melzer deli on the ground floor. well, here's a closer look. run by owners paul mogg and oskar melzer, two previous nightlife veterans, it's a stylish gastronomic haven that's far too tempting to opt for takeaway. the dining section is positioned opposite the open kitchen, and the vibe here is simple, homey but most of all compatible with the building's architecture. the decorum consists of a sandblasted wooden floor, crisp white walls and a playful mix of wooden furniture and benches clad in purple fabric. a very appropriate tryptich by artist sharon lockhart, dubbed lunch break, adorns the walls while johannes albers' glass-encased sneaker adds an unexpected dadaist touch. so what's on the menu? mogg & melzer serves classic homemade jewish-american cuisine, and the delicacies range from tasty pastrami sandwiches and matzah ball soup to shakshouka and salt-pickled cucumbers. location: auguststrasse 11-13 [mitte].

© steve herud - one stylish deli