Station cafes are not known for being jewels of culinary delight, but Portsmouth and Southsea station is bucking the trend, thanks to the Canvas Coffee Shop.
This little social enterprise, that’s already moved to a bigger premises, serves outstanding coffee – freshly ground, choose your own beans – made by a barista team that take pride in their product. The tea’s not bad either; they serve Portsmouth Tea, a special blend tailored to give the best flavour from the local water. And the morning pastries are rather scrummy too!
The decor’s eclectic and rooted in their products (you’ll find coffee sacks on the walls) and those freshly ground beans mean there’s a lovely aroma when you walk in. Almost worth getting off a stop early if you are heading to Portsmouth Harbour for the shops at Gunwharf!
Canvas Coffee Shop offer Barista skills courses to people in early recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. The aim is to help the trainees build self esteem and confidence as well as developing skills that will help them gain employment.
Visit the Canvas Coffee Shop
Address: Portsmouth & Southsea Station, PO1 1EQ
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 6am – 6pm; Saturday 7.30am – 4pm
For more information please visit their website: http://canvascoffee.co.uk/