The Canvas: a blank canvas for positivity
We're a not-for-profit vegan cafe, community hub and creative venue incubating social change and grassroots positive activism, by providing a safe, inclusive space that champions kindness and humanity over profits.
Come hang out in our secret little sun spot
Why not buy a hot drink or a meal for someone who can't afford it? Our pay-it-forward is available to those in need in our community.
"The Canvas is a hub of happiness and an inspiring example of how a community venue can boost local wellbeing, enhance social cohesion, encourage kindness and transform people's lives." - Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness.
Need a creative environment to work from? We've got free wifi, and can keep you fed and watered all day!
We're open until 8pm Sat-Thurs and 11pm Fridays!
Our 100% vegan menu is made onsite by our talented team of cooks. Daily specials every day, fresh home-baked cakes, and our infamous freakshakes!72.16 KB
In partnership with Action for Happiness, we are London's first Happy Cafe, aiming to create a happier world through our social mission to support grassroots positive activism
The Canvas is a space for all to come together and express ideas in an accepting and safe space.139.45 KB
"I believe in a business model based on generosity" - The Canvas founder, Ruth Rogers
January 2019 edition, p32-37
"London's first happy cafe! Lots of events and groups, great vegan food and cake, coffee and beer and you can draw on the walls (bonus)"