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Truth Coffee HQ Restaurant

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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
07:00 - 18:00
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The coffee was excellent, the place cool and the service jovial. Go here you won't regret it if you are a coffee lover. The almond croissant was also tasty.

Thank Sabrinax99
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here after hiking lions head for some food and a well needed coffee! Loved the food and coffee was incredible but the atmosphere was what made it so unique. I will definitely be back here.

Thank Ceri G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had such a lovely brunch here after visiting district 6 museum...food and coffee were amazing! The Croque Monsieur was delicious!

Thank tomdixon90
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this morning for breakfast, decent food. Asked for an extra hot Cortado of their dark roast but was served luke warm, almost cold. Asked if there was any chance of it being remade hotter but waiter said it wasn't possible. They only serve their coffee's at this temperature to "preserve the taste". Cold coffee.

Thank Paulo R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go, order something, but especially the sunrise espresso or the french toast. Great place, great vibe, great staff, awesome food, better coffee.

Thank Marc R
Milan, Italy
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1 313 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice decor, nice vibe, waiters needed a lot of arm lifting in order for customers to get attention. the cappusccino was simply a disaster, too much water, too much milk and a very sour taste . appalling

Thank nicolas s
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

True coffee, true taste... Truth Coffee never fails. We watched beans being poured into the roaster from the top of a ladder while we sipped on flat whites - it's like Willy Wonker's chocolate factory...Thank you Veronica and PK for looking after us, and to chef Jeremy for the outstanding Pork Belly Eggs Benedict!

Thank Rikidick
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me being me I just love coffee. Me being s South-African, I love South-African things. But being told that THE best coffee shop in the world is in your own country... Now THAT'S a must do!! Upon entering the beautiful coffee shop, one immediately gets the feeling that this is damn near close to home!! The owner really expresses himself... More 

Thank Eduan N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly inspired experience. This place you cannot miss if you're in Cape Town. Everything from the coffee to the design was flawless! Well done, well done.

Thank AnnaKMorris
Cape Town
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on a Saturday morning, at 10.00 the queue is out the door already so get there early if you want to avoid queuing. Ambiance is cosmopolitan chic in an industrial inspired space. Service is quick, efficient and friendly. Great choice of well prepared and served meals. You won't be disappointed. Huge range of coffees to please even... More 

Thank Karoobaby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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?