No, it is not a philosophers’ hub (although it might well be). Nor the cult of Socrates. Socratea House, playfully named after the first philosopher that Bard College Berlin students are introduced to upon their arrival here, is our first student-run campus café. The café opened on Friday, November 28, in the Student Centre – attracting students, staff and professors alike to a relaxing evening of good coffee, creative (cup)cakes, tea splendors, Glühwein, and brightly colored pastries. The evening was flavored with extra spicy musical performances that kept the first visitors of Socratea House warm on one of Berlin’s first freeeezing late November winter nights. One thing is certain: Socratea House has now become an unmissable stop on the Bard College Berlin campus – and will most likely grow to be the new hip café of Pankow.