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Truth Coffee HQ

36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a coffee break after visiting district 6 museum (1 minute walk)! We ordered flat white with almond milk - was excellent!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make time early in the morning for a great breakfast and unique dining experience in an eclectic space. Excellent coffee and you’ll be warned about adding sugar. They will also give a tour of the facility.

Thank DWE13
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't talk much about their coffee, enough said in the previous reviews. This used to be the best part of my day, everyday, during my stay in Cape Town. My wife and i would head there every morning to try different coffees and have...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply the most amazing cup of coffe I have ever had. Is would highly recommend the single origin Burundi served in a clever dripper. No suger, no milk!

Thank Erick G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grabbed a quick takeaway coffee from their street front window. Coffee was really good and the croissant was one of the tastiest, buttery crispy croissants I’ve had. The French would have been proud of it! Live the Steam Punk decor. Staff were friendly and service...More

Thank Lee-Ann D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing you notice about this place is not their coffee, but the steampunk decoration that is unique. But the coffee drinks and the food were delicious. I tried a different and rich sunrise espresso, made whith orange juice. I also ordered a tasty...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on the outskirts of town bordering District 6, you will find this gem of a coffee shop. But coffee shop does not do it justice..It feels more like a movie det with waitrons in full dress rehearsal mode. Interior decor creates a crazy ambience...More

Thank Freshairviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited on numerous occasions and remains a favorite. Definitely a 'coffee shop' with a difference. Super fun steam punk décor, great service with waiters dressed accordingly. Excellent coffee, excellent food and just generally not to be missed. A fun experience!

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

truth coffee, to me at least, is the haute couture of the coffee world! step inside and you’re surrounded by steampunk, including the carefully coiffed servers. you may be looking for coffee and a snack but what you end up paying for is an experience....More

Thank guavaberry5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "steam punk" themed cafe reminds me of a Victorian industrial establishment but does so with a well decorated flare. We were greeted by helpful waiters and given a menu which looked more like a newspaper with a culinary twist. As it's name suggests, it...More

Thank Steffen K
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Questions & Answers
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Property representative |
Hi Tony, at this point we have a store of spring water (from up country) in our stores to last for around 6 - 8 weeks after day zero. We hope to continue business as usual!
Fiona H
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Gillon B | Reviewed this property |
Hey, yes it is. Truth is in short walking distance of charlies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 0440
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Truth Coffee is first and foremost a coffee roastery. We pride ourselves on artisan coffee. Secondly it is a steampunk cafe, named by MSN Travel UK's Tom Midlane, the best coffee shop in the world" and the Guardian Newspaper said, "Probably the coolest cafe in the World"
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