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Truth Coffee HQ Restaurant

36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love coffee shops and visit different ones regularlly and where looking forward to this supposedlly well awarded coffee shop. On arival it seemed that this decision was good as there was a que and eventually only place at the "long table" which isnt quite...More

Thank DarioT4
Ken_TruthCoffeeHQ, General Manager at Truth Coffee HQ, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dario, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed - I certainly agree that bitter coffee and an inattentive and arrogant waiter is unacceptable. Unfortunately we don't always get it right despite our greatest strivings. I would really like to show you more...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice service. Good coffee. Limited menu: breakfast dishes. Free WiFi. Loud music: blues on my visit. Separate and communal tables. Closed Sunday.

Thank lisa b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel insisted we had to visit Truth while walking round the city centre. We were visiting a museum nearby so it was an easy choice and what a fantastic, busy atmosphere with the overriding aroma of roasting coffee. Quirky, pipes everywhere, lively staff and...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't say this lightly but my meal was the best I have ever had at a restaurant. Everyone in our party felt pretty much the same. OK it wasn't cheap by South African standards but if you are paying in pounds you can have...More

Thank lad123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First morning in Cape Town and happened to be staying opposite Truth - the best coffee in town (& perhaps the world). Quirky atmosphere, friendly professional staff combined with great breakfast options and superb coffee make this a "must do" destination.

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an exquisite coffee shop. We ended up at Truth having just flown in from Jhb on the 6am flight. No better way to start your day than having breakfast and coffee here!!! The vibe is catching, the breakfast options exciting and the coffee -...More

Thank Yolanda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would love to pick this cafe up and drop it in Australia. Its quirky, the service is great and orders are timely. We thought the coffee could be stronger and a little hotter. Overall the breakfast was great. See the photo - notice the elephant...More

Thank Sompinspesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a treat being in the area and being able to stop off here. Although I don't spend too much in Cape Town, this is a go to place for me.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing find. Great coffee, staff and food. Anyone visiting Cape Town and loves coffee and great food, must visit Truth Coffee HQ. As all previous reviews state, this simply is the best coffee we have ever had anywhere. The food wasn't half bad...More

Thank DRWLeeds_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this was “the best coffee in the world” and also was a steam punk theme—& both are 100% true. The coffee is smooth and delicious, and the staff and tests are wonderfully steam plunked-out. Great place—and very reasonable prices.

Thank juanitawells62
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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
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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
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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