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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 yesterday

10/10 for the unique themed decor, including the waitrons uniforms. One would be forgiven for thinking that one had stepped inside the movie set for some 'Dickens meets Dahl' drama. The coffee is even good - thankfully. But, truth be told... when one pays R38...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok I can not really claim to have found it, but it deserves its great reputation.Steam punk setting and baristas who know there beans are are happy to help. Fab coffee and great service, add to your list of things to do in Cape Town.

1  Thank hthols
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a cool coffee shop. And the coffee is insanely delicious. Conveniently it's right near the District 6 Museum too so we hit 2 in 1 tourist stops. Definitely go here!

Thank amanderrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to do some business downtown and happened upon this place unplanned, what a great surprise especially at breakfast time. Food was great and the decor was fabulous. Had a meeting while I was there and it worked out like a charm. Will be back...More

Thank stjohnh2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent coffee shop with tons of drink options and even tasting and tour options, if that is your speed. The decor in the cafe is fantastic and really gives it its own unique industrial vibe. The baristas are extremely knowledgeable and take...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this coffee shop due to its reputation and it didn’t disappoint us! Long story short we went couple times in our stay in Cape Town and of course we shopped some coffee beans ! If we could take all the beans of the...More

Thank 156vasilikim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy this place. The cafe/bar/restaurant has a unique look and everything about this place seems very cool. But most importantly, the coffee is really good. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank ChristianErikLeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truth is nice and different. We went there because it is s famous with its coffee. Design of the place is different than the others. You can have wii-fii in. They are selling coffee and some other products. we ordered one dessert but we do...More

Thank bakman14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a coffee shop with a difference. The style is steampunk and they brew their coffees in the shop. Their coffees are exceptionally good. It has a nice ambience.

Thank noelien2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, the place is beautiful, but that's all. Quality and amount of food is not good, specially taking into account you are going to pay a big amount of money for just junk food. Service was nothing special, not bad, but also not good. It...More

Thank AgitatedSuzieQ
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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 GillonB2 | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.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" At night, TRUTH. After Dark comes alive - setting the stage for late-night dessert dining with a hint of the theatrical, directed by our Paris-born, Michelin star-forged master pastry chef: “I’m bringing an experience to the plate. It’s going to be intriguing.” — Kamal Hamzaoui. Join us Tuesdays to Saturdays between 6 pm and midnight for a selection of exquisite, luxury desserts—the perfect compliment to our world-famous coffee, and a toast to your impeccable taste for the best that Cape Town has to offer when the lights go dim.
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