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.

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Venue Details & Map


Downstairs 27A,Foley Street,Fitzrovia,London W1W 6DY,UK
+44 (0)20 7637 3794
Public transport:
Goodge Street, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

5.0 out of 5 11 April 2015
by Oliver C.

Prior to visiting, I had already heard many good things about the coffee house, so my expectations were high, and I can gladly report that I was not disappointed.

The entrance is very unique, in that it is effectively a tube entrance, leading underground to the actual cafe. Once downstairs, you realise how small and cozy it is.

Oh, and also, the theme is "bathroom". There are urinal...more

4.0 out of 5 6 March 2015
by Erica Y.

A quirky coffeeshop in Fitzrovia. The coffee is quite good, as they use Caravan beans - my Americano had the nice acidity, fruity taste I enjoy of Caravan. They also have an assortment of snacks, sandwiches, and lunch options (today's stew was beef stroganoff); I got the salted caramel brownie (as recommended by many other Yelpers), which was deliciously fudgey and creamy, with the perfect...more

3.0 out of 5 22 February 2015
by Ingrina C.

Hubby and I have eyed this coffee shop for a while now after reading a lot about it and passing by it on our way home from one of the other many coffee shops in the area. It always looked inviting; I mean, a public toilet turned coffee shop? What's not to ooh and ahh over? =)

Finally, a little trip into manic Oxford Street gave us an excuse to stop in for a wee break (ahhh hahaha, see what I...more

5.0 out of 5 25 November 2014
by Doug A.

GOOD coffee is a rare bird indeed in London, so Attendant is a true joy for someone who craves a morning coffee.

A limited food menu but it's fresh and tasty. Bacon and egg muffin is a personal fav.

Great staff too. A friendly and eclectic international collection of baristas.more

4.0 out of 5 14 September 2014
by Jeni F.

Yesterday I ate french toast in a toilet. Well, a converted public toilets under Foley Street in Central London called The Attendant. Me and four friends had made plans to meet for lunch somewhere central, and we were struggling to whittle down the thousands of London establishments to just one. This seemed like the best option as it was something different, located centrally and didn't seem...more

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