Overall Rating: 6.550

Address: Dock Rd., V&A Waterfront
Cross Street(s): Near the West Quay, alongside Ferryman's Pub
City, State ZIP: Cape Town, 8001
Neighborhood: V&A Waterfront
Phone: +27.21.419.2945
Hours: M-Su 8am-5:45pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Truth.
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.80
Last Update: 07/11/2010
First Reviewed: 07/11/2010
Notes: Kiosk; Outdoor Seating

Also known as the TRUTH.coffeecult Depot at The Rocketshed, this is an outdoor cart/kiosk in front of the V&A Waterfront Information Centre, near Vaughan Johnson's Wine Shop. It's a barebones operations with electrical cords running across the asphalt with a couple of Truth. parasols, some food machinery, and a two-group Astoria in front of a half-dozen outdoor tables. You will find baristas speaking English and even Swahili here. They serve espresso shots (R14) with a mottled medium and darker brown crema. It's served as a double shot by default, and the body is quite decent. It has a flavor of mild cloves and herbal pungency with a sweetness at the bottom of the cup. This is a good espresso, and this is one of the few examples where the espresso shots are better than the flat whites - which here are weaker, more milky, and more like a café au lait. Served in paper take away cups only, unfortunately.