Their customers say their coffee is the best in the world and we tend to agree, seeing how invested everyone is in creating a perfect and complete experience for everyone who enters their Cape Town headquarters. We’re talking about a place in Cape Town, South Africa designed by Haldane Martin for artisan coffee roasters TRUTH Coffee.
Step inside their steampunk coffee universe and prepare to be impressed. The 600 square meter space is comprised of a 120 seat restaurant, cafe, bar and kitchen but it’s size that gives it the wow factor. It’s inside a turn of the century warehouse which the team of designers stripped back to its bare bones in order to expose the cast iron pillars, the wooden roof and floors. They kept most of the building’s natural, aged patina was kept intact. The team added raw steel, timber, leather, brass and copper features to complement these elements.
The design is centered around a cast iron vintage roaster drum. Steampunk furniture with industrial charm defines the entire space. The bar is simply amazing, with that worn metal finish and those red-seat stools, not to mention the unique light fixtures and the whole array of pipes that give the space its identity.
The fully functional roaster became the defining feature of this space and the designers surrounded it with a circular steel shelving structure with a bit of Victorian charm.
At the front of the cafe you’ll find the longest table in Cape Town. It’s 7.2 meters long and features swing-out stools. It was built of industrial pipes, malleable castings and a reclaimed pine wood top from the building’s stripped out ceilings. A power cable lighting installation that also provides cellphone and laptop charging access is hanging above the table.
Five horseshoe-shaped banquet seats with deep-buttoned high backs are arranged in a row and they each surround a steel table.
The concept behind this whole design focuses on creating a one-of-a-kind coffee shop and restaurant meant to enhance the customers’ coffee-related experience and to offer only the best in this area of expertise. Visit this place if you want excellent coffee in a marvelous setting.