Formerly a Victorian toilet, built around 1890 and mothballed in the 1960s, the Attendant was dormant for more than 50 years before being lovingly transformed into one of Europe's most unique espresso & food bar spaces.

After two-years' planning and restoration the old Attendant's office has been turned into a little kitchen and the original porcelain urinals have become an inspired coffee bench with green seating to match the original Victorian floor tiles.

Venue Details & Map


Downstairs 27A,Foley Street,Fitzrovia,London W1W 6DY,UK
+44 (0)20 7637 3794
Public transport:
Goodge Street, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 51 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

4.0 out of 5 4 September 2016
by Meike B.

Cafes and bars in decommissioned public loos are a thing, and I finally had an excuse to visit the Attendant. The tiny cafe was packed on a late Friday morning but we didn't have to wait long until a table became available - sadly not one of the cosy alcoves bordered by what used to be the urinals, but one of the few tables big enough to seat two people.

You get a free coffee if you buy your...more

5.0 out of 5 28 June 2016
by Wendy L.

blew my mind away. If I could combine the perfected smoothest, creaminess and richness of coffees you have ever had then this is the result of what is produced here. The coffee bean they use seem to have a slight sweet nuttiness in it that made it was insanely good. That texture and flavour was more pronounced in the flat white being warmer in temperature but the latte was more refreshing, not...more

5.0 out of 5 18 June 2016
by Elaine M.

Not the best if you get claustrophobic easily - Luckily I don't so of course I loved this place!

Another back street hidden treasure in London, this tiny but perfect coffee & brunch/lunch stop is downstairs in a converted public toilets (yup you read that right).

I'm a complete sucker for architecture and anywhere that reclaims heritage spots like this and puts them to good use gets a full...more

3.0 out of 5 22 March 2016
by Neil H.

A very quirky and unique cafe but alas the staff were unfriendly and the food was tasteless. We entered the cafe in its unique setting a converted gents toilet , walked to the counter and started scouring the list of coffees and food . The waitress seemed agitated that we were taking our time to order ,we decided on a sweet corn and Sundried tomato salad and mushroom tart ,royal chicken...more

4.0 out of 5 27 February 2016
by Nuella D.

Today was the day baby!

Not the day I adopted a giraffe named Sisco..Nor was it the day I gave up champagne .

Today it was the day I had brunch in what used to be a men's urinal!!! Life is a joyous thang!

Anyhoo its small and warm downstairs and the staff are friendly and polite! I went for the smashed avocado on sourdough bread with poached eggs,betroot humus and smoked salmon....more

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