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Truth Coffee HQ

36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“steam buns” (73 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Cape Town and you want to have a stylish coffee, this spot is a must... Very exceptional, industrial, eclectic design... I did not adore their coffee but everything is very cool. They only serve desserts, food, even alcohol. Go there for...More

Thank chuzzlehead
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is certainly a coffee house with a difference. I suspect the owners were under the influence of something when they came up with the concept. It's just basically kind of mad, jarring and eclectic and I'm not sure if it really works. However, that's...More

Thank Speedbird747
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Coffee standards in South Africa are high, but we found our single estate Ethiopian coffee to be lacklustre and a little bitter. Come for the experience, not for the coffee.

Thank Teddyrockbottom
Reviewed 3 days ago

actually well-different design inside. not usual clothes:) taste is fine and i definetly reccomend you guys. dont come back before drink coffee here

Thank Mrtglr
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were only two so we had to wait a moment before a table came free. Because the inside decoration and outfits of the waiters is so interesting the place is packed. The brouwnies were rather sweet, but the coffee is one of the best...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a few other coffee spots nearby; Truth was easily the best, and we ended up going nearly every day of our vacation. The croque monsieur was delicious but relatively heavy—don’t plan on wanting lunch later. The avocado toast was great—loved the inclusion of...More

1  Thank Cory N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is labeled the "best" coffee in the world. I'm not sure about that, but it was definitely a good cup of coffee! The menu is very inventive and the food was delicious. We enjoyed just looking around the room at the funky decor and...More

Thank Carla K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a coffee fanatic I have to say that the coffee and combinations served here are somewhere close to mythical. Definitely pop in for coffee or lunch if you have the chance, it is a coffee experience like no other.

Thank 273andres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their coffee is great! The service is excellent! Beautiful place. Variety of flavours and methods of brewing. Just great!

Thank 136belinda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was good, but the service and the food was terrible. We waited 20 minutes, just to get a brownie and an eclair, and when they brought the coffee, the waitress didn't know, which was which.More

Thank natoatsea
Ken W, General Manager at Truth Coffee HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback - I totally agree that the service you received was shocking. I really would like to follow up on this. Would you mind emailing me more details to ken@truth.coffee? Thanks again for taking the time to let us...More

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Fiona H
7 May 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$10
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, 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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