Posted on 01 / 14 / 2010
A short walk from Schlesische Tor Station you will see the orange "Nil" sign sticking out from the side of the building as you get closer.
It's a small shop with just a few small tables. It's really for a quick stop or takeaway. The day I was there I had been caught out unprepared in -16˚C cold and really wanted to get warm. The shop wasn't very warm though as customers regularly came in blasting the room with cold air. Half way through eating the proprietor opened a door at the rear of the room which seemed to open on to a garage or some other open area space and it got even colder. My teeth were almost chattering at one point.
There is an English version of the menu. There are a few main items such as falafel sandwiches, soup and beans which are dishes taken from Sudan I think. You can order combinations of them. I had the Vegan Plate which was a medium sized plate with falafel and pita, hummus, fohl which were beans, maniok fries and salad. The falafel was nutty tasting and so was the hummus and I think the beans were too. The fries tasted similar to French fries but they were cut in cubes. The salad was mostly iceberg lettuce.
The person there when I went spoke good English.
It was around €5, alright I guess.
cold to eat in in winter