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Truth Coffee HQ

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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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“steam buns” (74 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (10 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 today via mobile

Had a late brunch with excellent eggs Benedict and the coffee was well made and deliciously morish , great decor excellent atmosphere

Thank Gavin G
Reviewed today

We enjoyed our breakfast at Truth Coffee. Food was delicious, we drank the best coffee we had in ZA and recommend it to anyone who's in this area

Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for breakfast and was, as everyone I guess, impressed by the interior as well as the dress-up of the personnel - fun and atmospheric! However, even without these it would have been a great place to come for the big, supertasty portions. Mmm!

Thank Fredrik H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommend I go here, after it was voted as having the best coffee in the world. I went along at breakfast time, ordering a flat white and butter croissant. The coffee was amazing, and the pastry very good. Very cheap, too. I liked...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to the reviews we went there for breakfast. Of course you have a huge selection of coffee specialities. It‘s prepared by using an enormous, historic coffee maker, which makes you feel like sitting in a museum. The appropriate interior design and the staff round...More

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing staff in Cape Town work at this Restruant. I love the atmosphere, I love the coffee. It would be incredibly hard to fault this establishment. (If anything it would be nice if they had more toilet facilities but that is a small...More

Thank Eveready930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit for breakfast and a very good cup of coffee, staff are great, place is awesome. Had a great time!

Thank Bati87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual but great ambience .. different to your average coffee shop! Coffee excellent, breakfast surprizingly good!

Thank coenirma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there during our vacation for breakfast and loved it a lot! Good service, good food and tasty coffee. I will definitely go there again before head back to home.

Thank Hilmi A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, his grandparents and I came in from Australia to visit Cape Town and was recommended to visit Truth's coffee for a delicious experience. When we got there, we had told our waiter that it was our first time at the cafe and so...More

Thank Hannah S
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Questions & Answers
29 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
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 - 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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