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Truth Coffee HQ

36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 200 0440
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago

Great coffee and amazing atmosphere. Still one of the best spots for a coffee in the Mother City. And some of the best coffee anywhere

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had afternoon tea and coffee and cake with my daughter at this place. Best coffee ever. I had the lemon cake and Americano, she had chocolate brownie and soya latte. Lovely!

Thank mullchantal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For some people this is the best coffee house on the planet. The variety and freshness is overwhelming. And the funky, hipster, quasi-industrial, Jules Verne vibe is fun. And the patrons are a very appealing bunch. There’s food, takeout, wine, beer. If you know Truth...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truth offers an opportunity to experience amazing coffee and espresso drinks with superb selection and variety. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the steampunk interior is truly one of a kind. Highly recommend.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Truth (twice) during our 5 day visit to Cape Town. We were attracted by the reviews of Truth as being the world's best coffee roasters, and they didn't disappoint. Not only is the interior awesome on it's own as an experience to look...More

Thank jstrausberg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An out of this world coffee shop and coffee experience. Exquisite service and the ambiance and look and feel is world class. A must visit destination when next you are in Cape Town.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a coffee break after visiting district 6 museum (1 minute walk)! We ordered flat white with almond milk - was excellent!

Thank SimSimBamBam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make time early in the morning for a great breakfast and unique dining experience in an eclectic space. Excellent coffee and you’ll be warned about adding sugar. They will also give a tour of the facility.

Thank DWE13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't talk much about their coffee, enough said in the previous reviews. This used to be the best part of my day, everyday, during my stay in Cape Town. My wife and i would head there every morning to try different coffees and have...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply the most amazing cup of coffe I have ever had. Is would highly recommend the single origin Burundi served in a clever dripper. No suger, no milk!

Thank Erick G
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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
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Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
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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