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The best in the world, or so we've been told!

The sexy steampunk Truth Coffee Roasting Shop in Buitenkant street, Cape Town, has been mentioned by acclaimed UK news agency, The Telegraph, as being the very best in the whole world! 

Radically designed steampunk-themed coffee shop

Who are we ?

We are artisan coffee roasters, first and foremost. We roast coffee properly!

What do we do ?

First we select exquisite micro lots of green coffees. We then roast each one individually, to it's optimum, on a vintage cast iron drum probat with modern electronics. We then blend the single origins produced for each purpose.

Why ?

We want to make your coffee in the cup deliver upon the promise made by the aroma of freshly ground coffee.

Home brews

If you can’t get to our coffee shop, you can buy our blends to grind at home.

From our Reviews


  • Service with a smile!
  • Highest ratio of cool people per square metre in the city!
  • Staff are extremely friendly.
  • The service is fantastic and they are almost always full.
  • Decor

  • Decor is beyond fabulous and must be seen to be believed.
  • Great steam punk themed restaurant.
  • Very unique setting, which was so refreshing!
  • This is an experience with huge attention to detail in decor and dress of waiters.
  • Decor is terrific.
  • The 'steampunk' decor is amazing and very interesting.
  • Building and decor is awesome.

    Food & drink

  • A very tasty breakfast, yummy croissant and the Best coffee in a Town!
  • Truth sells its own purified still and sparkling water in glass bottles that you can bring for refills.
  • The veggie sandwich is delicious and they serve tea in adorable cast iron pots.
  • Great service and fresh food with sublime coffee makes you want to come back often!
  • Spectacular coffee and divine iced coffee.
  • Not too sweet and you can taste the freshly ground beans.
  • Would definitely recommend lunch or anytime coffee at Truth.
  • Had French toast and house blend coffee, both delicious.
  • Food was tasty, well priced.


  • A great place to hang out and work on your laptop or have lunch with a friend.
  • This is an experience!
  • Both the venue and the coffee makes this a life experience visit.
  • You can smell the enticing aromas emanating from this little gem of a place.
  • Liked the service, prices, and food.
  • Cool place for hipsters to hangout with their Apple laptops while drinking coffee.
  • The music in the venue is awesome, remixed show tunes and classic remakes - it really does set the scene for an all round great venue.


  • Monday to Thursday, 07h00 - 18h00
  • Friday, 07h00 - late
  • Saturday, 08h00 - 18h00
  • Sunday, 08h00 - 14h00

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