Ok, so it’s only my vote but, having just returned from Italy and a generally appauling coffee, and having wandered the globe on a quest to find the Holy Grail of the darkened bean, I feel qualified to make the claim that Truth Cafe in Cape Town delivers the best coffee in the universe (they roast, brew and package their coffee on the premise).
And what a great venue (below). Uniforms are, well, Cowgirl Chic’ meets catwalk Mad Max, with a funky decor of mechanical entrails, pressed tin and timber. The staff are attentive and friendly, food’s great, and the coffee’s superb – and consistent (three coffees in one day being the limit of my ability to sacrifice myself for the cause).
Postscript: I’ve since discovered the fashion’s called “Steam Punk”. What a great look.