the canvas: not-for-profit social enterprise
We're a blank canvas for positivity, enabling and incubating grassroots community and creative projects in a safe, inclusive space that prioritises humanity over profits.
"I believe in a business model based on generosity" - The Canvas founder, Ruth Rogers
January 2019 edition, p32-37
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.
Our 100% vegan menu is made onsite by our talented team of cooks. £5 daily specials every day, fresh home-baked cakes, and our infamous freakshakes!784.93 KB
"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.
The Canvas is a space for all to come together and express ideas in an accepting and safe space.139.45 KB
Come hang out in our secret little sun spot
Need a creative environment to work from? We've got free wifi, and can keep you fed and watered all day!
"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)"
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
We're conducting a study on our impact as a social enterprise and safe community space and we'd love your help! So that we can grow and expand our impact, we need to know what we're doing well, and what we can improve on. Please tell us here!Survey on The Canvas
We're open until 8pm Sat-Thurs and 11pm Fridays!