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Truth Coffee HQ Restaurant

36 Buitenkant St Cape Town 8005, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
36 Buitenkant St Cape Town 8005, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not only is the coffee and food excellent in this place, it's a really interesting setting - an alternative take on gold rush era United States saloons. We really enjoyed the English breakfast and Spanish style omelette with chorizo. Thanks Amos for looking after us!

Thank JonDJBaker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located across the street from the District 6 Museum, don't miss it. Trendy and a visual feast and the coffee is great too!

Thank meod
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for lunch today with a friend. What a place. What a vibe. A real tourist attraction. Everyone walking about clicking photos. A really different place. Food was good. Coffee was good. Service was good. Can't complain about anything. I was stunned excited and...More

Thank mervyn l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the coffee, hot chocolate, atmosphere, up until the service and decor everything is just EXCELLENT! The staff made us feel sooo welcome and were ALL so friendly!! I think this might just be my new favorite coffee spot :)

Thank Christel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing better to start your day in this place. The place is really cool and tranny, with a particular attention for the space design inside the store. All details are perfect, tables, chairs, sofas, chandeliers, pictures and even the way the waiters are introducing themselves...everything...More

Thank SuperPaolo1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we just got them on a bad day, but the service was really slow, the coffee was awful (this may be a criticism of the Truth espresso blend rather than the place itself, but still), and it was incredibly expensive (R160 for two coffees,...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday morning and it was so busy. The waiter mixed up our coffee order as well as our food order. Not sure if he was a trainee or if the place was just too busy. I cannot fault the food when...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to Truth Coffee HQ! It is hands down my favourite place in all of Cape Town. The vibe is unreal, the staff are all a) amazing and helpful and b) dressed incredibly. The food wad...More

Thank eleni a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say, I've been to the Truth Café many times and every time that I go never ceases to make me happy. It is definitely one of those restaurants that you just can't resist but be happy inside! The staff members are great, and...More

Thank RobsQM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a remarkable experience! We were recommended by friends to visit this coffee shop and wil continue to recommend it onwards. Love the decor and costumes of the staff - lots of fun...

Thank BosveldBielie
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Nearby Attractions
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.09 km away
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.20 km away
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Fiona H
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Buitenkant St Cape Town 8005, 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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