Canvas Café
  • Canvas Café & Country Bumpkin Yurts
    34 Harborough Road
    Market Harborough
    LE16 8NA
The Canvas Café is a unique and quirky country café, passionate about local produce and organic ingredients, located behind the Waterloo Cottage Farmshop in Gt Oxendon, Market Harborough.

CANVAS CAFE, Market Harborough


We are very sad to report that Canvas Cafe was a victim of Storm Ciara on Sunday, with the stunning marquee being destroyed in the strong winds.

As a result, the award winning Cafe will therefore be temporarily closed until further notice.

Although joint owners Jen and Lara are understandably devastated, they are staying positive and with the amazing support of the local community, they are determined to get the cafe re-opened as soon as possible. So please offer them any help you can and keep updated on their progress by visiting their facebook page at:


You might not notice it at first, but tucked away in an idyllic country setting behind the WATERLOO COTTAGE FARM SHOP in Great Oxendon, Market Harborough is the 'Award Winning' CANVAS CAFE, a delightful tea room and café housed in a spacious, all weather marquee.

Apart from the wonderful working farm location, business partners Jen and Lara have been able to share their vision of 'bringing the outside in' and open a 'unique' café based on:  

  1.  - their passion for healthy, seasonal and free range food using organic ingredients,
  2.  - a commitment to support (whenever possible) local producers of food and drink and their suppliers with a focus on sustainability.

"A real breath of fresh air! Gorgeous food, wonderful location and lovely staff" - Julie M (April'19)
Most conveniently, the Waterloo Cottage Farmshop supplies their meat from naturally reared and pasture fed 'happy' animals, and with a thriving community garden on site, the vegetables - well, they couldn't be any fresher!
A member of Taste Harborough, The Canvas Café is open 6 days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon teas and is ideal for families or meeting up with friends. Gluten free and vegan food is readily available and the freshly cooked meals and infamous home baked cakes and scones are served in the fun environment of the marquee with quirky upcycled decor.


And for returning customers, they are pleased to offer you every 10th hot drink on the house through their loyalty card which you can pick up at the till.
To see (or download) the Canvas Cafe Full Set of Menus (Sept '19) - select from the pink download button on the right side column of this page,

The café also happens to accommodate an exciting childrens' play area, and it's dog friendly too! (for well behaved owners).

"A unique experience with warm, friendly and welcoming staff. A wide range of delicious food and drinks. Dog friendly too!" - Liz C (April '19)
The idyllic location makes the Canvas Café a popular choice to host various events throughout the month as listed on the bestof 'what's on guide' and promoted through their facebook page.

And if you are planning a party or hosting a big event of your own, The Canvas Café could be the perfect choice and is available for private hire. Your booking is just a 'phone call away - 07375 024672.

Country Bumpkin Yurts:

 And just beyond the Canvas Café,  you'll find Jen and Lara's other highly popular business - 'The Country Bumpkin Yurts' which features 3 stunning self catering glamping Yurts, to thrill any camping or outdoors enthusiast. And the eco- friendly woodburning hottub just adds to the fun and enjoyment of your stay.
 Open all seasons, and with the Canvas Café and award winning farmshop on site, they make for the perfect camping holiday or rural break with friends or family - somewhere to "relax, unwind and reconnect with nature and the people you love".

The Canvas Café and Country Bumpkin Yurts is a place to experience any time of year and for multiple reasons, a place we highly recommend on The Bestof Market Harborough.
Just call in anytime during the opening hours or for more information, you can go to their website, 'like' their facebook page or find them on Instagram.

Just say 'The Bestof Mark Harborough' sent you!


To read Jen & Lara's story 'HUMBLE BEGINNINGS', click here


Canvas Café Winter Opening Hours:

 Fri: 9am - 4pm
 Sat: 9am - 4pm
 Sun: 10am - 4pm

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'Humble Beginnings' at Canvas Cafe

"A glampsite and café is all about peace, people, nature and fun – this is what we wanted for ourselves and for others" - Read how Jen and Lara's journey took them to The Canvas Cafe and Country Bumpkin... Read article
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