If you’re a fan of Steampunk, you’ll love this one of a kind Steampunk Cafe located in Cape Town. Created by The Truth Company, the steampunk cafe attracts many visitors who not only want a great cup of coffee, they want a peak at the alternate history of the Steampunk style. We’re showcasingÂ 9 Images of Steampunk Cafe In Cape Town.
With the help ofÂ Haldane Martin,Â cafe was designed with historical gizmos, gadget like gear tables, old phones and heaps of brass and copper tubing. The staff also wear steampunk inspired costumes which match the cafes style.
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.
Steampunk is influenced by, and often adopts the style of the 19th-century scientific romances of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Mary Shelley.Â Several works of art and fiction significant to the development of the genre were produced before the genre had a name. Perhaps the first steampunk short story is “The Aerial Burglar” (1844) by Percival Leigh.Â The oldest precursor of this genre in film,Fritz Lang’s masterpiece, Metropolis (1927), may be the single most important early film to represent steampunk as an emerging stylistic genre.Â Titus Alone (1959), by Mervyn Peake, anticipated many of the tropes of steampunk,Â and the film Brazil(1985) was an important early cinematic influence toward creating the genre.