Respond to Review of Einhorn Mommsenstrasse
Review: When you get out of Wittenbergplatz station Einhorn is just about on the kitty to KaDeWe- with the station in between them. Decor is white with some red. It is light and breezy looking but thankfully it was warm inside! Hot food is at the counter and this had crumbed carrots with lentils,stew and potato mushroom bake amongst other choices. You can add Frankfurter sauce and fresh herbs. There was meat lasagna. There are also soups. The self serve salad bar is opposite the hot food. It is plentiful with grilled vegetables,lots of salads including couscous,noodle,green and potato to name a few,dips,sauces, olive oil,balsamic vinegar and bread. Cakes are in a display cabinet. I saw about five including cheesecake,pear flan,chocolate torte. They looked good. Drinks include fresh juices,fizzy drinks,beer and hot drinks. For lunch I had the potato mushroom bake and loads from the salad bar. It was good and very filling. I think this is a self-service establishment with a method like Starbucks does. I guess it's straight forward if you understand German or if you expect it. Not meeting either of these I enquired about hot food and was told "no, you can't" in answer to "can I have these two" or "yes" to the potato mushroom bake. The situation was a little vague/ unclear to me. When I was given the hot food I was told "there's salad" and this was the last I heard. I don't expect to be served in complete English when I'm not in an English speaking country but I don't think this was the issue. It turned out later that they could communicate in English fine but were just a bit offhand I guess. When I returned later to enquire after something lost they weren't very helpful either. Nevertheless when it turned out I had made a mistake with taking my food they were friendly enough about it. The hot food is €4.50 and it turns out that the salad you take is weighed at the till where you pay for everything beforehand. I don't know what the rate for the salad is as I missed the weighing step out. They charged me €6 altogether in the end which unbeknownst to them was a veritable bargain considering how high I piled my plate (I ate it all). The hot food was just okay value- it was mostly potatoes- how expensive can that be? Unless the rate for the salad bar is astronomical though I think it is probably decent value for it. Note:the taps in their toilets are sensor taps- this is an excellent thing. They need to be installed in all toilets to beat the bacteria loop.