Coffee in steampunk

Glass, copper, steel, the new Truth Coffee headquarters is steampunk inspired.

Steampunk has come to a coffee house in the Mother City.

Think blue leather seats, Victorian glassware, bare cast iron pillars, copper pipes, raw steel and stone brick walls and you’re getting a sense of the new Truth Coffee headquarters in Cape Town.

Truth have restored a turn of the century warehouse in the trendy Fringe district to its former, rustic, glory.

Truth commissioned Haldane Martin to invent the interior space to reflec the brand’s identity, whole also ensuring that the space serves the needs of the roaster, café and barista training school that fall under the Truth Coffee umbrella.

Martin’s creative process started by stripping the warehouse back to its bare bones, exposing original cast iron pillars, stone brick walls and Oregon pine roof tresses and floors.

Other materials and textures that work to achieve the Steampunk-inspired look include timber, leather and brass.

The Truth café boasts the longest table in Cape Town: a 7.2 metre wooden table serves as a communal space for working, mingling and drinking coffee, of course. 


Watch the Talk with Haldane Martin