Nearby Pforzheim University, an old industrial school was torn down, but the staircase
had survived the demolition. Since, it had been empty and in 2012 the idea of Café Roland
was born: a pop-up cafe, founded by five design students, that provides the city during
the summer months with music, arts and good coffee. With the help of friendly supporters,
we were able to build up Café Roland, including business plan, design and interiors. Ever
since the daily business was on the agenda with various events from the arts and music,
interesting cooperations and new friends. Today Café Roland is still run by students of
Pforzheim University who founded Café Roland e. V. in 2014.