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Truth Coffee HQ

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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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“croque monsieur” (10 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
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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

Not much to say other than the interior of the modest looking establishment is extremely cool. Interesting artifacts, incredible grinding machine, moody music and great coffee. Free Wi-Fi as well. Choose your beans then your preparation.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An arty, hipster/grungy/urban vibe in a theatrical setting (loved the design/fitout as so different)...reminded us of Mad Max movies! Staff are friendly & dressed in costume to match the theme. Coffee, food and service all excellent. A short walk from District Six museum (see reviews)...More

Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are coffee lovers, and Truth has been on our list of “must visit places” for years. It didn’t disappoint! The “steampunk” vibe is something different creates a unique experience!

Thank KiraGoller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such an amazing place and an amazing price. Coffee may take a bit long when they are busy, but well worth the wait.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to admit to my friends that I had never heard of this place. So, it was a great surprise to enter their fascinating premises. The décor is fabulous, the service is good and the coffees and other beverages are great, if a little...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk into a amazing steam punk style restaurant and are immediately shown to our seats by a nice waiter. We chose the brownie and the Croque Monsieur and it came very quickly. Coffee art was a nice touch too. Croque Monsieur has to be the...More

Thank The Dapper Dude... F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great interior design with funky waiters to serve you. One of the best coffees we’ve had and was worth driving round the block a few times to find it and a parking spot! Will be back next time for a meal.

Thank Mandy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee and other drinks were great! Pastries were all sold out and so we didn’t get to taste them. Prices are slightly high but atmosphere is great

Thank Connor D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st time visit and what an experience. Brilliant coffee and very great, tasty food. Beautiful decor and very food service. Well worth a come back and come back and come back....... Visit

Thank Stoemie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Truth a number of times, but never bothered with a review. It's a nice spot, and the coffee and setting is amazing. However, this morning was disappointing to some degree. They have changed the menu to be an all-in-one menu. So it...More

Thank Nathanvr
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Questions & Answers
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!
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, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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"
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