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
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

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

5.0 out of 5 18 June 2016
by Janne P.


The location is very interesting and definitely worh of checking out. Added with a good service and delicious food with unique touch. Easily five stars :-)


3.0 out of 5 6 April 2016
by Daniel F.

Very good Flat White and nice staff. I don't know what I expected but it is small. It is perfectly formed but the seats on the side with proper tables are much better than the admittedly pretty stools in front of the serving bar for single seating. As you look on away from it all it does seem cramped there. That said its a short stop off to check out this most unique of coffee shops. Must be...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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