'Pain' through a window

Matthias Liber. Photo credit: KCRW Berlin

Normally stepping into Matthias Liber’s cafe feels like being transported to a little corner of France, with its baguette sandwiches, soaps, wines and other French goods. But these days the door to Le Midi is shuttered and 43-year-old Liber serves customers through the window.

How has his Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood supported him and what may happen to his restaurant in the future? 

“I try everything to stay here and to survive…to be here again when people are back,” Liber says.