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“Unique look and atmosphere and the coffee...! ”
Review of Truth Coffee HQ

Truth Coffee HQ
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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" At night, TRUTH. After Dark comes alive - setting the stage for late-night dessert dining with a hint of the theatrical, directed by our Paris-born, Michelin star-forged master pastry chef: “I’m bringing an experience to the plate. It’s going to be intriguing.” — Kamal Hamzaoui. Join us Tuesdays to Saturdays between 6 pm and midnight for a selection of exquisite, luxury desserts—the perfect compliment to our world-famous coffee, and a toast to your impeccable taste for the best that Cape Town has to offer when the lights go dim.
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a unique and very friendly place to have a wonderful cup of coffee. It felt as if we were in a time capsule when we entered. And do they know their coffee? Wow. Don't have words...
A must see and experience. Friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The coffee drinks were great. We went late in the day, so no crowds. Waiters were a lot of fun, the decor is fun. the only caveat was that the pastries were not as fresh as hoped, perhaps because of the late hour.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had heard about this place from all the rave reviews, and it didn't disappoint. The ambiance is so cool, all steampunk down to the wait staff's dress. My friend and I both ordered the "silky rez", their iced coffee, and WOW. Probably the best one ever? It's blended so frothy and just delish. It was so good we went back a second time. I'd recommend stopping by every day of your stay in Cape Town!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

If you know what steampunk is, you will readily recognize the décor of this place. If not, it's just quirky and amusing.

The food is rich: the croque monsieur, the avo on toast, and a pain perdu that is so amazingly good that it should probably be illegal.

But the real centerpiece is, of course, the coffee. My coffee aficionado husband bought a sampler of four of the signature blends to take home, and he is wild about them all.

The prices were a bit high, in our view, but not enough to keep us from going back. The staff were friendly despite the weird outfits they wear! The place is dark - painted black, which is a bit off-putting.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank HelloWorld58
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

How entertaining is the host at the door! The waiters are dressed in quirky attire; when they explain the menu with the million coffee options to you, it's like being taken through an experience. I had an Americano which was a combination of Ethiopian and Colombian coffee beans - so lovely!
There are great options for non-coffee drinkers too.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Sibahle M
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