Strolling down busy Kloof Street you can’t resist the buzz of the outside garden at Yours Truly. From the first breakfast served in the morning until the last beer handed out late at night, the wooden tables are always crowded with young professionals, tourists and guests of the nearby Once in Cape Town hostel. It’s also a local favourite for Capetonian hipsters searching for a place to grab a cup of coffee and mingle with friends.
With its red brick floors, big wooden tables and a mouth-watering selection of food, Yours Truly carries its very own unique character – not demanding but perfectly tuned with the latest city trends. Delicious sandwiches and homemade thin crispy pizzas are freshly made and can be picked up at the counter within minutes.
The café is framed by green plants and black and white murals, with an energetic atmosphere that is kept alive with pop music as well as chatty tones of the conversations going on. Every new customer is greeted by the friendly young staff, as well as by the collection of customers eager to meet new people.
After ordering one of the tasty sandwiches up on the menu, which was presented on a wooden board, I decided to order a scrumptious berry juice to accompany it. I decided to join a table, where a group of friends were already enjoying their coffees, and the moment I pulled up a chair I was greeted by friendly conversation. Our table started sharing travel stories and our various impressions of the Mother City, and as I sat there I came to realise why most people choose to spend their afternoons here. Around six o’clock it starts to get busier, with people arriving after work to share a pizza and sip on an ice cold beer. With high speed Wi-Fi available, YoursTruly is also the perfect spot to get some work done, without conforming to the office lifestyle.
YoursTruly is friendly and warm and definitely one of the favourite spots in the city to enjoy a drink after First Thursdays.