The truth about TRUTH

Before we get to the truth, one must first understand the concept of Steampunk.

Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

“What Steampunk is, is it’s science fiction from a Victorian person’s perspective. So if you can take yourself back in time and imagine yourself as a Victorian person, what you would see the future like.” – David Donde

Who is David Donde?

David Donde is the founder of Truth Coffee. He started Truth Coffee in 2009. He had a vision to open a Steampunk Coffee Roastery and what he wanted was an idea of the essence of coffee! They were looking for a home, the place today known as the headquarters. The three story coffee roastery can be found at 36 Buitekant Street in Cape Town.



Our TRUTH experience!

What an experience! Upon our arrival, we received a warm welcome and even took pictures with the very friendly doorman. Walking into the shop felt like walking into another era.

It was so hip and fresh, with an extraordinary vibe! Great music, great service, great food and interesting décor…an experience words cannot describe.

All we can say is, Truth is a place everyone needs to experience for themselves.




Taste the TRUTH

There is no shortcut to making the perfect cup of coffee!

First make sure you have a Clever Coffee Dripper – The easiest way to brew one cup!

Follow these easy steps:


  1. Grind 18g of coffee at about a filter grind.
  2. Pour just enough of lukewarm water to make a mud of the coffee.
  3. Boil the kettle!
  4. Pour the boiling water over the coffee emulsion that has now cold brewed about 3 minutes.
  5. Set a 4 minute timer!
  6. After 4 minutes pop the Clever Coffee Dripper over a pre-heated mug.
  7. COFFEE TIME! (Yay!)


For those of you who were wondering what a Clever Coffee Dripper looks like (we also didn’t know!).

Where can you get this?

You don’t have to look far, you can buy a Coffee Dripper at Truth for R399 and then try it with their re-invented, ReVengeance blend for R98 – R398.

We followed these easy steps and its safe to, we’ve converted.

You should too!


FUN Facts

Did you know!

According to The Telegraph Truth Coffee is the best coffee shop in the world. And that’s not all! So does Trip Advisor!

“There are few cafés in the world as stunning as Truth, a ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop that is filled from top to bottom with metal piping and quirky old machinery,” – The Telegraph

David Donde was the person who brought Flat White (A flat white is an espresso based coffee beverage.) to South Africa in 2005.

The term “steampunk” itself, now a badge of honor, began as a putdown, a joke.




The TRUTH according to others!

“The decor & theme is very quirky; made us feel like we were in a dystopian future film!”


“Once I put foot there, I crashed in love!”


“Heard about the great coffee there so we knew we had to check it out before we left Cape Town, and we ended up staying for breakfast, and almost late for our flight because we just didn’t want to leave!”


“The TRUTH will set you free!!”


“A fun place to hang out.”


More about TRUTH by David Donde himself!