Restaurant and Coffee Shop

For the best coffee and meals in town

Freshly Brewed Coffee

The best coffee in town

Outstanding Food

Food to suit every palette

Fresh Cake Daily

Choose from our superb range

We Believe in Great food and happy clients

We offer personalised service with a hands-on owner, motivated staff, good service and fabulous food and coffee.

About Us

Owner Lee-Ann Benson has this to say: “Revelations as a coffee shop has been around for years – first as Evolution and then Revolution and finally since 2012 as Revelations when I bought the business.

The name came about as I wanted to keep the name similar to the previous names so that customers would still recognise it. My 90 year old grandmother suggested the name, which has a two -fold meaning, Revelations – as is uncovering / discovering something new, (as the new business/ new menu / new start) – but it is also the last book of the bible, so people can choose which interpretation they prefer.

Revelations is more than just a coffee shop – We have a large menu offering an extensive range of affordable and value for money items. We are passionate about food and believe in offering great food at reasonable prices. This is the place WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER.

We operate as a Team and this is what makes us “work” – Teamwork and looking after your staff is where it all starts.

I am hotel trained (studied hotel management) and worked in various hotels in South Africa for over 20 years, before buying the coffee shop.”

Owner: Lee-Ann Benson

Our Team

Revelations operate as a Team and this is what makes it all “work”

what makes us unique

  • Daily Specials
  • We are Licenced
  • Vegetarian and Vegan items available
  • We are open during load-shedding
  • We offer FREE WiFi – log in once and you are there forever
  • We are open 7 days a week
  • We offer take-aways – call and collect

Our specials

  • Special Breakfast Served daily until 11.30 am
    2 eggs (fried or scrambled) 2 rashers of bacon, grilled tomato, chips, toast with butter and jam PLUS a cup of filter coffee or a pot of Cylon or Rooibos Tea
    (Vegetarian option available)
  • Seniors Menu – discounted every Monday
  • Toasted Wrap and Smoothie Special
    A toasted Wrap or toasted sandwich with a crushed ice smoothie – FROM R49
    Mon / Wed / Fri :  2pm to 5pm
    Sunday: All day
  • 2.4.1 Burger Special
    Wed / Fri : 5pm to 7.30pm
    Sat : 2pm to 7.30pm

Please see our facebook page for all our other specials

Conditions apply to all Specials

lets get together

Coffee Bean

Best Beans

Coffee Bean

Quality Milk

Coffee Bean

Perfect Blend

By day, Revelations is a cosy coffee shop where friends meet to share coffee, cakes and light meals. At night, it is transformed into a vibey eatery.

It is the meeting place in Grahamstown for family, friends, business associates and couples – in short, a place for everyone from early morning breakfast to drinks late at night.

With free WiFi, Revelations is also a favourite temporary study or work venue. Revelations is truly the place “Where it all comes together.“ If you’re looking for the perfect spot to host your next birthday party or event, the shaded courtyard is available for hire (catering options are also available.)

Revelations Coffee Shop is conveniently positioned in the secure Peppergrove Mall, where parking is free.

did you know we are going green?

Going Green

 We are a work in progress and now use biodegradable containers instead of the following:

 · Polystyrene containers

· Tin foil containers

· Plastic carrier bags for take away

· Plastic Cutlery

· Plastic Refuse Bags

· Individually plastic wrapped sweets

· Plastic Straws

Come on In!


7 AM -5 PM

Tuesday – Friday

7 AM – 9 PM


7.30 AM – 9 PM


9 AM – 4 PM



+27(0) 46 636 2433



Peppergove Mall
African Street, Grahamstown