Finding the Best Coffee – Canvas – Nobby’s Beach

Canvas Coffee

Canvas, what a great little cafe… I just wish it was closer to the northern end of the Gold Coast! It is just off the  7/2221 Gold Coast Highway… You can park in Lavarack St for free as the entrance is on that street.

When you walk in you will be greeted by one of the lovely staff that works there. We we’re fortunate enough to have Isis looking after us. Isis was the only staff on a Tuesday morning and we arrived and ordered just before a big rush! So if you are in a hurry why don’t you do what the board suggests and text through your coffee order, so you just have to breeze in a pick it up!

Canvas CoffeeI was treated to a full explanation of the types of coffee they use and chose a single origin 100% Australian Coffee from Mount Tamborine (part of the Gold Coast Coffee Project) for my piccolo. Isis then gave me the Uncle Jo’s Ethiopian Blend (also from Mount Tamborine) just so I could taste the difference. It was very generous and allowed me to taste the fullness and difference of the coffees.

Canvas Coffee

Single Origin Piccolo $5, Blend $4

I had eaten breakfast that morning, so I was all about the coffee, which is good, not amazing, but good, And lets face it, it still is a chore to get a good coffee of the gold coast! I did like the flavour of both piccolos, but preferred the single origin over the blend. All the food look beautiful and they get fresh bread from Provodore at Marina Mirage, pastries from local backers and they hand make the salads and sandwiches at an off site kitchen. The only negative… that I am coming to grips with is the paper cups even when you haven’t ordered a takeaway. It is getting more and more the norm and I would have rated my coffee more if it was in fact not in a takeaways cup. I think it really does effect the flavour of what you are drinking

Canvas Coffee

There are lost of nice little nooks and crannies to sit as well as lots of gifts, cards, candles etc. to purchase, so it would be great for that last minute gift you “forgot” to buy on your way to work when you pick up your coffee as well!

Canvas Coffee

Tanya had her usual muggaccino (or the largest size they have) and the Chocolate Carmel slice and loved it, in fact Tanya loved her coffee and food so much that she has given Canvas her highest score so far!

Canvas Coffee

Large Cappuccino, large $5.20

So sorry about the fork picture again, but Tanya put the fork in to take a bite before taking a photo… so you know where this is going… you may see more fork pictures, just because we can!

Canvas Coffee

Chocolate Caramel Slice $6.50

Sim had her usually skinny hot chocolate, but she couldn’t drink it all of it because she said it was too sweet, so if you have a sweet tooth you will love it, if not, make sure you ask for it not to be too sweet!

Canvas Coffee

Skinny Hot Chocolate $5

Sim chose the Bacon and Egg Panini, and said it was nice and hot, but the tomato relish on it “was a bit average…” I’m not sure how to rate that on a taste scale… but average is not bad, it just could have been better! To be fair, she is comparing it with the tomato relish that I make, which is too delicious for words!

Canvas Coffee

Bacon and Egg Panini $10.95

Canvas has a quaint, chilled atmosphere and we had a lovely time chatting away for a couple of hours… I really liked it. I think the food is a bit overpriced, and I would have prefer my coffee in ceramic or glass ware, but it was enjoyable and I would go back in a heartbeat if I lived down that area!

Canvas Coffee

So how did “The Top Ten Team” rate Canvas

Tan Sim Liz
Food 8.5 7.5 8.5
Drinks 9 6.5 8
Service 9 9 9
Atmosphere 9 8.5 8.5


Where are your favourite coffee shops, maybe I could come and rate some of them… a road trip! What is it you like about your coffee shop and why?

Thanks for reading and remember…


Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx


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  1. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    You can text your order? Now that is a stella idea.
    Looks like you guys rated this place, even tho they made you use plastic cutlery.

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes… the coffee was good, but would have tasted even better out of real cups 🙂 Liz xx

  2. Sonya

    Aussie food is expensive. $6.50 for a slice?!?! Pffft!

    Is 2221 Miami?

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hey Son, yes technical Nobbys… but right under what use to be Miami mountain 🙂 Liz xx

  3. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    I really do think if you are eating/drinking in that proper cutlery and crockery should be used – I HATE this trend for the takeaway whether you are taking away or not! Not only don’t I like eating/drinking out of them, but I hate the wasteful packaging.


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