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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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A note from Truth Coffee Cape Town
Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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,
US$2 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Asked our guide to stop for quick coffee- wow this was way more than expected. Tried several versions of their coffee and ended up eating there as well. We had Deep, dark and twisted, the Rwanda blend and the fabulous Black Honey blend- all fabulous....One person opted for the trusted cappuccino and was surprised with the special design (see photo). We were enticed by their menu so tried several stuffed croissants- smoked salmon & cream cheese, bacon & cheese and the tomato basil and cheese- ALL out of this world good. Ended sharing a carrot cake, which wasn't a good idea because it wasn't big enough for five people to share- delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is GREAT! The food is GREAT! The service is GREAT! And the VIBE is even GREATER! I visit Truth often, and every time I go there, I have a great time! The breakfasts are really good!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we were going into the city bowl, we also had our Uber drop us here first. Fantastic coffee, great location, and a fun steampunk vibe. I even bought a minimalist chocolate bar and roasted beans to take back to Chicago with me. The croissants...are great too - plain and chocolate.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

The entire cafe is an experience you must experience for yourself. Pictures and videos do not do it justice. Coffee is exceptional and breakfast, pastries are incredible. Do yourself a favor and go visit if in Cape Town.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing coffee, and the steampunk vibe was out of this world. A must-visit if you’re a coffee lover in Cape Town. They also offer barista courses, which are an absolute blast if you have an afternoon to spare.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

The perfect synergy. Exceptional coffee, vibey setting and interior, friendly service, good variety, interesting menu. Clever consumer interaction. A definite must for all coffee lovers.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 May 2021

Excellent place in town to have an amazing coffee (or 2) nice brunch and hang to have a chat or get some work done. Staff is super friendly and know there coffee. You tell them what magic the coffee shall do for you and you...can trust them they will make it happen.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

Cool place and a must see. Great place for coffee lovers. Friendly service. The breakfast burger was nothing to brag home about but not bad at all. The eggs bennedict with salmon was delicious. Will definitely go back!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021

Visited this restaurant after Table Mountain. We had a flat white with single origin India. It would have been a really good cup of coffee if it wasn't served lukewarm. The Breakfast Burrito Toastado was dry, flavourless. It consisted of boiled beans and cabbage and...not worthy of its R95 pricetag.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021

Best brunch, hands down. Avocado toast is the tastiest I've ever had - huge portions of avocado, perfectly toasted farm-style bread, awesome toppings. Delicious coffee. Laid back vibe, attentive service. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2021
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29 January 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!
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7 May 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Truth Coffee Cape Town

Yes, Truth Coffee Cape Town offers takeaway services.

Yes, Truth Coffee Cape Town is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Truth Coffee Cape Town is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5