Canvas & Cream

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Built by the public as an artistic project, Canvas & Cream is a charming community hub in Forest Hill. Combining a café, restaurant, events space, therapy room and home to C&C Gallery, this quirky, vintage-style hideaway is alive with creativity. Proper cooked breakfasts from Full English through to Vegan share the menu with favourites such as Thick Maple Syrup Pancakes, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, Eggs Benedict or Florentine. Brunch is served all-day but popular lunch choices include Homemade Spiced Chickpea Burgers with Sweet-pickled Red Cabbage, Crunchy Spiced Teriyaki Squid, Fresh Falafel Wrap or The Canvas & Cream Beef Burger. Canvas & Cream in South East London boasts a laidback café, serving delights from Japanese Cherry Flower Green Tea & Fresh Ground Monmouth Coffee to Meantime Pale Ale & excellent made to order cocktails. Wander the art gallery or treat yourself to a therapy session. A community-based restaurant and venue complete with garden for summertime dining, Canvas & Cream is just a 1-minute walk from Forest Hill Station.


Average main course £15.00 per diner
Average food spend £30.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

Canvas & Cream

18 London Road
SE23 3HF
+44 (0)20 8699 9589
Public transport:
Forest Hill, National Railway

Yelp Reviews

10.00 out of 5
based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Canvas & Cream

5.0 out of 5
14 April 2015
by Sarah-May S.

Yummy home made cakes. Today thoroughly enjoyed a huge slice of red velvet cake with proper cream cheese frosting and and a smooth creamy spicy chai latte.

Only had hot drinks and cakes in here so far on visits but the food smells and looks good. Will check out gallery one day. Cocktails too with happy hour and evening menu will be attended in the future too I'm sure :)

Lovely atmosphere... more

5.0 out of 5
07 March 2012
by mrbluesky

I recently visited Canvas and Cream with my partner. Having been curious for a few months as to what was happening behind the painted out windows. I was very pleasantly surprised by the use of the large interior space. The large floor space is fitted out with at least 15 different tables each unique in character. The walls have unique works of art on them and there is a gallery space to the... more

4.0 out of 5
05 November 2014
by Hannah S.

Lovely little spot, just a stones throw from Forest Hill station. Great coffee and wine by the glass. I have only ever eaten here once and the food was high class cafe style. Would highly recommend the brunch and at about £10 a head you will walk away content. I also believe they source a lot of there ingredients from local traders. Well worth a rest pre/post sainsburys for a moment of piece! more

5.0 out of 5
01 August 2013
by AdamFletcher1

Lovely place with the most interesting interior design I've ever seen. The place is unique and it's a small adventure to have breakfast there. Coffee is good and all the cakes are fresh and delicious. more

5.0 out of 5
01 March 2013
by NaomisNotes

Canvas and Cream is a lovely cafe with a great ambiance mismatched crockery and vintage decor, even on a weekday morning it was bustling. We had bubble and squeak and mushrooms on farmhouse bread, delish!! I asked for an extra poached egg on my farmhouse toast, and they were more than happy to oblige.

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