There actually used to be a farmer’s market nearby, which is aptly confirmed by the antique Markt Halle sign displayed in the dining hall. So, it all adds up, and this spacious market-style café sports lots of greens in the interior, including rosemary sprouting right out of the table, enamel pots, wooden crates, and other country side inspired decorations. There are small tables or a tall communal table if you are into sharing your dining space.
The establishment consists of two halls. In the first, you’ll find a bar, while the second has giant windows opening to a view of the city zoo, which gives you a chance to enjoy your pelmeni (dumplings) while catching glimpses of some of the animals that the zoo has become home to.
The menu is rather small, but the unmistakable choice on it is the pelmeni, which are offered with varieties of creative fillings and handmade especially for each order. Some of the options include salmon, spinach, pike perch, mushrooms and cabbage, tomato and ricotta, shrimp and chicken, chicken and mushroom combinations (≈$2-5). Oh, and the sweet ones – like cherry-mint. There are of course other dishes available like pizza, lasagna, salads and a few more.