Canvas Coffee is an award winning social enterprise and specialty coffee shop which began in 2014 as a pop-up in Portsmouth & Southsea Train station.
To the customer the Canvas is simply a great coffee shop, but behind the scenes the café is used to help those in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction develop skills and confidence to take next steps in their life through volunteer opportunities and barista skills training courses.
A lot of our customers don’t know we are a social enterprise. It’s not something we hide, but its also not something we particularly promote either. This makes us a little different to most coffee shops.
We aim to be one of the best coffee shops in the area, and through running what we hope is a great shop this sustains the work we do and the impact we have.
This is the main reason we exist - to achieve our social mission - so the profits from running the café go back into social good.
In 2014 we won the Small Business Social Enterprise Award from Shaping the Future of Portsmouth.
You can read more about us and the work we do here.
Our Legal status is a registered Community Interest Company Limited By Guarentee (Company No. 08860976).