Yours Truly is a true Cape Town experience. Visted by local, tourists, young and old alike. During the day you will find people on their laptops on free wifi working and drinking coffee, in the evening Yours Truly gets taken over by the local hipsters and backpackers returning from their exciting day trips – cool, funky and with money to spend – it’s time to have a drink and make friends.
Yours truly is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Daniel Holland. He opened his first café on Long Street some years ago, his focus on freshly prepared food and excellent coffee cemented his first Yours Truly (on Long Street) as a Cape Town favourite. When a spot opened up next to a little known backpacker Once in Cape Town – on Kloof street, Daniel took the chance and risk and opened his second café on next door.
Little did he know that he would create one of Cape Town’s favourite places to go eat, have a meeting, meet friends and have a beer.
The good mix of international travellers and locals is excellent, giving it a truly international feel. This spot is great for locals to meet people from all over the world and also giving travellers the opportunity to mingle and meet locals.
The thing that pulls people to Yours Truly is its relax and friendly vibe. The service is good and friendly and the decorations with many hanging and potted plants makes it feel as though you are on a garden terrace. Prices of food and beer in central Cape Town are rocketing upwards, however Yours Truly really caters to the young, hip creatives that make up so much of the city, by not being too expensive. A place where a cheap beer, excellent free wifi and and openair creative environment makes it easy to spend hours.
There is a cool upstairs terrace (open till the evenings only +-8pm). With ample seating and a good bar. Food needs to be ordered downstairs at the main bar. The upstairs Terrace also caters to local musicians and DJ’s who periodically surprise people with excellent and eclectic performances.
Lastly and I think most importantly, the reason why Yours Truly is so cool is because of the people that go there. When you go there you will see that pretty much everyone, it is a place to escape from the hustle and bustle and truly relax. I have met friends there for a quick lunch and have ended up staying until close ( a couple of times). The open-table policy means that people share table and benches and like this get to know new people. Starry-eyed tourists receive tips on what to do and see, sometimes even invitations to come along to one of the many outdoor parties happening through out the summer. It is a place to mingle and get informed, loose your importance and gain in someone else’s. It is this open and inclusive nature that drives the success of this place, made friendly and happy by the capetonians that love it best. I will be there, so see you there!
Also see the 3rd Yours Truly opened up last month (Oct 2015) on Loop Street – “Same Vibe different Place”