The Canvas & Cream philosophy is to be inclusive and encourage creativity and expression, through art, food and living well.
Canvas & Cream opened in 2012 and from the outset it has been a community venture. With no electricity, walls or plumbing, it was in need of a little TLC. Joanna and Emily saw an opportunity to involve the local people in every stage of its development.
Local people were enlisted to help find the items needed for the restaurant and the Forest Hill community responded with fridges, cookers, doors… you name it, it was donated.
The whole of Canvas & Cream was built in this fashion.
Canvas & Cream is a modern trendy restaurant & café in the heart of Forest Hill offering breakfast, brunch and lunch. Diners can expect a menu filled with contemporary seasonal British and European dishes in a relaxed environment and we welcome everyone (even dogs).
The Dining Room
We endeavour to use local ingredients where possible in our menu and so menus will often be seasonal. Keeping a low carbon footprint with our packaging and natural ingredients where we can is important to us.
Our dining room is also available for private parties. We love putting together creative and interesting events so please get in touch.
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays:
9.30 am – 6 pm
Please call 0208 699 9589 for reservations or use the booking on our website below
Everyday from 9.30 am
BACON BENEDICT 8.5
gl,m,eg,su,se (available wheat free)
Toasted sourdough topped with crispy bacon, two poached eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce.
SPINACH PORTOBELLO (v) 8.8
Portobello mushrooms topped with seasoned wilted spinach, two poached eggs and creamy hollandaise.
GRANOLA BOWL (v) 6.75
Small but mighty granola bowl with natural yoghurt, toasted granola, fresh berries and banana.
EGGS ROYALE 9.2
gl,m,eg,su,se,f (available wheat free)
Toasted sourdough topped with smoked salmon, two poached eggs and creamy hollandaise.
HALLOUMI BREAKFAST (v) 10.5
eg,m,gl,(sm) (available wheat free)
Fried halloumi, poached eggs, house beans, smashed avocado, grilled tomatoes and sourdough toast.
BREAKFAST BURRITO* (v) 10.5
Scrambled egg, house beans, turmeric rice, mint yoghurt, salsa and chimichurri all in one hearty breakfast wrap!
CLASSIC FULL ENGLISH* 11
(available wheat free except sausages)
The big one! Eggs, bacon, sausage, house beans, bubble, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and sourdough toast.
VEGAN FULL ENGLISH* (v) 9.5
s,m,gl (available wheat free and vegan)
Red onion and rosemary sausages, bubble, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, house beans and toast
FRENCH TOAST (v) 8.5
+ce,msd,su (available wheat free exceptsausages)
Classic brioche eggy bread servedwith maple syrup and your choice ofbacon, sausages or veggiesausages.
BUBBLE & SQUEEK (v) 8
eg,m,msd,su (available vegan and wheat free except sausages)
Curly kale and sweet potato bubble topped with two poached eggs and sweet chilli mayo. Add bacon, sausages or veggie sausages for £2
HADDOCK KEDGEREE (wf) 9
Indian-inspired brunch dish made with saffron rice, peas and smoked haddock topped with a poached egg.
CRUSHED AVOCADO (v) (wf) 8.5
eg,s (available vegan)
Seasoned, smashed fresh avocado on toasted sourdough with a poached egg and pea shoot garnish.
AMERICAN PANCAKES 9.7
Three deliciously thick American-style pancakes served with maple syrup and bacon / sausage / veggie sausage
Or choose from:
Berries and crème fraiché and maple
Vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce
*Dogs Dinner: Only for dogs!Sausage & Bubble £4Roast & Gravy £6Wheat free 30p extra
SALAD MAIN & ADD TWO SIDES
MALAYSIAN CHICKEN (wf) 11.50
Marinated in ginger and spices and served with two sides from below
ROASTED SESAME TOFU (vgn) 10.75
Rich soya glazed and roasted with sesame, served with two sides form below
TEHIYAKI SALMON 12.60
Roasted & chilled with that rich unami with sesame and served with two sides form below
SUPER SALAD 10.50
What takes your fancy? Pick any three sides from the list below!
CHIMICHURRI BAVVETE STEAK (wf) su 12.50
Flash roasted pink, thinly sliced then chilled, served with two sides from below
SALAD SIDES or SINGLES
CRACKLING CAULIFLOWER (vn) 4.5
Marinated & roasted in turmeric with red onions, fennel & herbs. (wheat free) msd
ROSEMARY ROAST POTATO 4.5 (vn) What else is there to say? (Except parsley) (wheat free)
ORZO PASTA 4.5 (v)
Tossed with spinach, feta, sundried tomato & basil gl,m,su
MOROCCAN AUBERGINE 4.5 (vn)
Sweet peppers, tomato, parsley, chickpeas & spices (wheat free)
STEAMED BROCCOLI 4.5 (v)
Turned in sundried tomatoes & Grana Padano (wheat free) m, eg
KIDNEY BEAN & AVOCADO 4.5 (vn)
Fresh light mix of red onion, coriander, parsley, spices & tomato. (wheat free)
COURGETTE & HALLOUMI 4.5 (v)
Dressed with asparagus, basil, cherry tomatoes & rocket. (wheat free) m
BROWN RICE 4.5 (vn)
Edamame beans, carrot, sesame seeds, red onion, coriander & soy sauce se, gl, s
ROASTS & SIDES
SUNDAY ROAST 16
gl,m,eg,su,se,f (available wheat free)
Available every Sunday and bank holiday from 1pm. All served with roast potatoes, roasted maple parsnips, carrots, broccoli, savoy cabbage, cauliflower cheese, yorkshire pudding & gravy. Our vegan option comes without cauliflower cheese and yorkshire pudding and with delicious homemade vegan gravy.
Pork belly gl,s,ce,eg
Rolled and roasted with fennel, garlic & rosemary
Angus beef m,msd,gl,s,ce,eg
Roast topside of angus beef
Veggie or Vegan eg, tn, m,ce (v)
Cranberry and sweet potato nut roast
SIDES (available wheat free and vegan)
Skin on chips (ve) 3.5
Crushed avocado (ve) 3
Crispy halloumi and chilli jam (v) 3.5
House beans (v) 2
CANVAS & CREAM HOME-BAKED CAKES 3.9
for allergy information, please ask your server
Carrot cake with orange frosting
Vegan carrot & ginger with coconut frosting (ve)
Courgette & lemon drizzle
Coffee & walnut
Guinness & chocolate
Orange & polenta (wf)
VEGAN AND WHEAT FREE BROWNIES 3.65
Coffee & walnut or peanut butter & chocolate
CREAM TEA / ROYAL TEA 6 / 11
Freshly made American-style pancake with berries, vanilla ice-cream and maple syrup
Vanilla and strawberry ice-cream layered with berries in a tall sundaeglass
VANILLA, STRAWBERRY, SLAT CARAMEL & VEGAN VANILLA 1.50
Artists Studios in South London
Just 2 minutes walk away from Forest Hill Station in south London we have seven artists studios at Canvas & Cream. These workspaces are in a spacious light area connected through our gallery. As well as being part of our friendly arts community at Canvas & Cream and located on Havelock Walk (a well-known mews of artists studios in the area), you will have opportunity to take part in our open studios four times per year, get discounted rates on gallery hire and (subject to vetting) can showcase work in our dining room.
Studio 1 – 175 sq ft
Studio 2 – 111 sq ft
Studio 3 – 141 sq ft
Studio 4 – 165 sq ft
Studio 5 – 118 sq ft
24 hour access
Lockable, lighting and electricity
Entrance from Havelock Walk
Natural light in each studio
Electricity is separately metered
Journeying and Emotional Freedom Technique
Massage (Deep Tissue, Indian Head, Therapeutic)
Osteopathy & Acupuncture
Disclaimer: Canvas & Cream meet, try out, see copies of CVs, qualifications and individual insurances of all practitioners hiring our therapy room. Although we endeavour to ensure quality of service from the practitioners working from Canvas & Cream we cannot accept any liability for them or the work that they perform that arises to any injury or dissatisfaction to clients. We are however keen to receive feedback of the service you receive so that we can keep the quality of practitioners to a high standard.
Booking is done directly through the individual practitioners, please view their pages for contact information.
Group Bookings, Events & Special Occasions
We welcome groups of all sizes and our lovely team will make your experience as special as we can. At Canvas & Cream, we can ensure your group booking is tailored to your requirements and that everything runs smoothly. With large sharing tables and private dining spaces, Canvas & Cream is the perfect venue – you make the booking, and we do the rest.
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Canvas & Cream18 London Road
Forest Hill SE23 3HF
We are located in the heart of Forest Hill, 1 minute’s walk from Forest Hill Station.
There is a public car park close by (see map above) which is accessed from London Road – parking is free for 2 hours. A ramped walkway to the left of the Sainsburys building leads directly to London Road, and the Canvas and Cream entrance is a few doors down to the left.
TIME OUT LOVE LONDON AWARDS WINNERS!
A BIG thank you to all our customers and staff for making us a Time Out Love London Winner!Also a HUGE well done to Gavin for being named your favourite staff member! He won a £100 bonus for being so great! And of course thank you to Sylvie who led the team!
ESSENTIAL CAFE TRADE AWARDS
Eight national awards were awarded in all, Product of the Year Food, Beverage and Packaging, Best Training initiative Ethical and Sustainable Supplier of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, The Essential Cafe Owner/Operator of the Year
LEWISHAM BUSINESS AWARD
We have won a Lewisham Business award for ‘excellence in the category of Social Enterprise’ The annual Lewisham Business Awards which recognises local organisations in the London Borough for entrepreneurial spirit, social enterprise, fairtrade, growth and innovation.