Berlin Flash: Ostalgic Grub at the Schwarze Pumpe
State communism may have gone its way in East Berlin, but the workers of the world can still get fed at the Schwarze Pumpe (Black Pump) in Mitte.
The décor, featuring exposed pipes and wooden tables, is stylishly retro-factory canteen. The food is fresh, simple and cheap; the menu features daily specials such as goulash with salad and potatoes for €7—or a delicious cheese spätzle and salad for €6. Stop in anytime from breakfast to dinner and commune with the common man.
Schwarze Pumpe is located at Choriner Strasse 76. Telephone: +49 30 449 69 39.