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,UKW1W 6DY
- +44 (0)20 7637 3794
- Public transport:
- Goodge Street, Underground
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
First of all, I'm a europhile; especially london. And I am a coffee snob to the core. That being said, the attendant is satisfies everything I could want. The coffee, I'm an espresso drinker, is delicious. And the food is very fresh and tasty. The people who work there are cute london bohemian types, and very friendly. I stayed in London for two weeks on vacation, holiday to them, and visited...more
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
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
Attendant is one of those places that you joke about with your friends: "You know how coffee makes you have to use the bathroom? Well, what if we put a coffeeshop in a bathroom? Saves so much time!"
And that's just what someone did.
Granted, it's no longer a working bathroom. This old, underground bathroom has been converted into a one-room coffee shop, complete with seats and counters that...more