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Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

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Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00.

Friendly staff, interesting spaces including quaint garden and art gallery all part of the same entity. Hearty, tasty food

Andrew 22 July 2019
from London

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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, and 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. The meat is supplied by The Artisan Butchers in Peckham, fish responsibly sourced by Southbank Fresh Fish and fresh vegetables by Greens of New Convent Garden.

Canvas & Cream in South 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 complete with garden for summertime dining, Canvas & Cream is just a 1-minute walk from Forest Hill Station.

Canvas & Cream

18 London Road, Forest Hill, London, London, SE23 3HF

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Customer reviews for Canvas & Cream

4.3 (((() (based on 48 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • breakfast (37)
  • lunch (32)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • child friendly (22)
  • trendy (18)
  • dinner (16)
  • romantic (15)
  • value (12)
  • al fresco (7)
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  • ((((( 22 July 2019 by Andrew from London

    Friendly staff, interesting spaces including quaint garden and art gallery all part of the same entity. Hearty, tasty food

  • ((((( 28 May 2019 by Sheena from London

    We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff at the door and given the option of indoors or outside seating. We chose the gardena dn were given a choice of seats. Service was great, attentive but not annoying, and our drinks and food came quickly. The food (halloumi breakfast and bubble and squeak with bacon) was delicious and the eggs were cooked just as requested. The coffee was great but a little small. The staff made no fuss when we asked to move inside and were shown to some armchairs for some post-food relaxation. All in all a really lovely experience.

  • ((((* 29 April 2019 by Laura from London

    I love how the restaurant felt like home, all warm and cozy. Loved the decorations and varied tables. I loved that the tea came in different tea cups. The food was yummy. I had the French Toast with Bacon and my husband had the American Pancakes and sausage. The French Toast was a little too soggy for my liking - but still delicious. And as an America, what you are calling American Pancakes are sort of close but not quite. I would love to bake you batch of fluffy buttermilk pancakes so that you would know the difference. But no worries, we ate the pancakes all up. The only sad thing about my experience is that it took forever to get you check. Our guy seem to disappear and get stuck making coffees for everyone. Another kind lady helped us out.

  • ((((( 19 December 2018 by Amy from London

    Lovely meal and great ambience :)

  • ((((* 31 October 2018 by Bronx from London

    Easy online booking. Pleasant interior, art gallery on the back. Very busy on weekends with local families. There is a adequate brunch menu, a limited (light) lunch menu and basic kids bruch menu. Overall plenty of choices. Food was quite good, chai was really nice, I expected the same with the cakes but I felt all three of them I tried were slightly dry/overbaked and a bit boring-couldn't really taste the flavour of the main ingredient. I suspect it was one of those unlucky days as I have been there before and cakes were much better. Prices were reasonable. We will certainly fine it another go when we're back at the Horniman.

  • ((((* 3 July 2018 by Vincent from London

    We had such a pleasant time at Canvas and Cream. Really nice location - and the garden is beautiful. We had burgers, only cheese was missing.

  • ((((* 29 May 2018 by Jan from Beckenham

    Beautiful Eggs Florentine but choc.croissant dissapointung. Great coffee; and staff (as always) completely charming

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Rex from BRIGHTON

    A great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Nice atmosphere, dog friendly. And good for vegetarians.

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Una from London

    Lovely atmosphere. Staff are pleasant, helpful and friendly. Sunday lunch was perfect except my guests would have liked vegetarian gravy with their veggie roast lunch. Very reasonably priced. This is a local restaurant I will return to.

  • (((** 19 February 2018 by Maud from London

    The atmosphere, the décor and the food are excellent at this restaurant. However, the service was very slow.

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