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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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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Funky interior, friendly really helpful staff and the avo with goats chees on toasted sour dough worth going back for. The parking is a nightmare though!

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place was mesmerizing to see. We even got a tour behind the bar to see the coffee machine. Very friendly staff. BUT - only go during daylight hours.....

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being nicely techno I think that after taking away all the decor and techno and hype the food and coffee is as average as anywhere. The place is somewhat dark inside, very busy and therefor noisy. Not a place for people wanting a relaxing place...More

Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're wanting serious coffee and a truly unusual way to enjoy it, this experience is for you. The vibe is dark, Mad Max style waitrons serving unusual, but legitimate coffees. Give it a try for something that will transport you to another world.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide brought us to TRUTH COFFEE in Cape Town after visiting the District Six Museum. Truth Coffee is perhaps the coolest coffee shop ever! It is "Steam Punk" in design and operation, from the decor, the furnishings and the employees. The coffee is...More

Thank gatorsocal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a coffee lover, you've come to the right place at the legendary Truth Coffee. But don't think that's all they have to offer... They serve great breakfast and lunch too! We especially loved the Avo on Toast and Shakshuka, you haven't experienced true...More

Thank Jeroen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These people are passionate about coffee. There is a good selection of beans, although not as wide as I expected. Still the coffee is good, even great, although most of the coffee we have had in Cape Town is pretty good too. Such a fun...More

Thank MootHouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To my taste the coffee is a bit over rated. It was very bitter and too acidic for my taste. The English breakfast was very good though but possibly not really worth the exorbitant price tag, but this is Cape Town $$$.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Truth Coffee. What an original place! Breakfast fantastic. Staff awesome. Thanks Vibes for making our visit special!

Thank AlbaNydia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to this institution of coffee excellence. Excellent coffees and hot chocolate all round. Most taken by Armie and her tour of the establishment and all aspects of the coffee making process. All the best to her in her aim to become a...More

Thank lynnmaree777
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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
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 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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