all photographs by Haldane Martin
Truth Coffee might be the coolest coffee shop you've ever seen—or been to, if you've found yourself in a sleepy slump in Cape Town, South Africa. The shop is an ode to the best roasted coffee in a perfectly executed space. But like a beehive needs a queen, the shop wouldn't be half as mystifying without its centerpiece—the custom built coffee grinder. "Professor Jones' Fabulous Coffee Bean Contraption" (as the grinder is rightly named) was built by Steampunk sculptor Chris Jones. See the video below for an interview with the man behind the machine:
From the smooth curves of the metal table in the booths to the natural look of the wooden tables, Truth Coffee mixes the fantastical feel of Steampunk with a clean and relaxing coffee house vibe. Read on for more photos.
The sights, sounds and smells work together to toss you out of your routine and into an alternate space for a while. Attention to detail is a priority in this shop, right down to the illustrated to-go cups the coffee is served in. Industrial accents work alongside minimalist lighting. Gear-like tables for two compliment the earthy tones on the walls and floor. The shiny bar molding creates a bold background for the retro red vinyl stools at the coffee bar. Judging by these photos, Truth Coffee might deliver the most exciting cup of coffee you'll ever have.
Hat tip to This Is Colossal