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Truth Coffee HQ Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
RR - RRR
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
As featured in 3 Days in Cape Town
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36 Buitenkant St Cape Town 8005, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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Today
08:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

After having read all the reviews and news stories I was very excited to finally visit this place. Unfortunately my experience doesn't fall in exactly the same category. We went to Truth to try the coffee and have lunch, that was a mistake. While they definitely have some of the best coffee in the world the same cannot be said... More 

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Thank Nicola B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's refreshingly cool inside and lower lighting that other such places which means one can take a laptop, plug into one of the many power outlets and use the one hour's totally free internet. Range of drinks is diverse and original. They have coffee I've never seen before! I go there regularly and they see me coming and have my... More 

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Thank Andrew A
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Truth Coffee twice during our recent stay in Cape Town. We visited the coffee shop three years ago and had to go back to see if it was still as cool as it was before. We were not disappointed! The first time we went we each had cappuccinos (mine was with almond milk). The... More 

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Thank snowbunny16
Rustenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived early Sunday morning and thr place soon was packed. The staff is friendly, thr coffee (in all sorts of guises) was magnificent. Breakfast menu is more than adequate and our food was fresh (esp the bread) , prepared just as requested and tasty. Even though the venue was full we never felt rushed. Truth Coffee is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the coffee; loved the food and loved the people. The neighborhood is very cool. Another good restaurant is the Raptor Room located up the street and around the corner, it's open until 9 pm.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people claim this place does the best coffee in Cape Town. It doesn't, mine was so bad I couldn't drink it. What's more, they don't even serve black tea.

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Thank MaddJk
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Weimar, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a lot of steampunk, but they back it up with excellent coffee and excellent food. Staff was friendly, service was a little slow but not bad. Worth the wait - if you have to wait which we did not.

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Thank SevenFouteen
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service, the design, the music, the coffee, the food, the prices - all is good. Some dishes are bit bigger some rather small but really a good place to stop for an hour

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Thank Marc S
Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for a breakfast or lunch. Experience best coffee. Service fabulous and food really great. Visors to CT.....the place to take them to. Osuch a interesting and diverse place. Love it.

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Thank Erica T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way to the wineries and were recommended to get a take away coffee for the journey. Are we glad that we did as the coffee is excellent with home roasts from mild to very strong, which I had and really is very strong but not bitter at all - it is called DDT for those who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Buitenkant St Cape Town 8005, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 200 0440
Description
Truth Coffee is first and foremost a coffee roastery. We pride ourselves on artisan coffee. Secondly it is a steampunk cafe, calle dby 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?