It’s official: Truth Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa is now my new favorite coffee shop… in the world! Ok, yeah, I haven’t actually been there yet, but honestly, it’s one of the coolest steampunk-themed coffee shops I’ve ever seen. The shop was designed by Heldane Martin, who derived much of the shop’s aesthetics from the steampunk-y designs of most modern coffee roasters and espresso machines (what with all the brass fixtures and STEAM, thank you very much).
The entire shop is jam-packed with steampunk design: from the saw-blade tabletops to the Victorian-style tap levers in the restrooms. It’s also full of cool vintage knick-knacks like typewriters, Singer sewing machines, and old candlestick telephones.
Check out some more pics after the break…