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 51 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

3.0 out of 5 7 September 2016
by Roudha A.

It's a nice place to have a coffee shop underground .. Nice design it's my first time to visit a place with this interesting decor idea .. It's something different than others .., I ordered for a latte and protein ball Covered by coconuts It was delicious .. Mostly people coming to have a take away coffee .. Staff are friendly and lovely ., price are good . I was asking my self my they choose...more

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

4.0 out of 5 9 August 2016
by Sophie L.

Great Little Brunch Spot in Fitzrovia

Former Victorian toilet, what a charming place. They have left the sinks and toilet flushes up on the wall, love it. Friendly staff and for being a Sunday brunch peak-time we were surprised to get a table.

Short but sweet menu of brunch dishes. The menu changes regularly, so I'd love to come back for lunch & coffee one day - it's just a stone throw away...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

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