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 34 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

5.0 out of 5 8 November 2015
by Mary C.

What a fun treasure to find! Attendant used to be an underground men's restroom turned into this delicious little coffee treat!

We enjoyed some of the best tea in London here and the smashed avocado on toast was delish! So delicious we went back to have it the next day too.

Not only do I recommend this place, I will make a point Togo back he next time we are in London!more

5.0 out of 5 19 September 2015
by Rita Y.

White or Black?

- Sorry?

White or Black Coffee..?

- What is that?

So today I learned that white coffee is coffee with milk ; ___ ; oh my narrow minded mind from the US.

This lovely little victorian bathroom was converted into a coffee shop and - can I say that they produce some delicious coffee. When I heard about such a novelty I had to go check it out! I love that they kept some of the...more

4.0 out of 5 3 September 2015
by Hilary P.

I wasn't familiar with the whole underground toilet thing, but someone I met in Iceland recommended this spot for good coffee and unique setting (and explained the name). I went on a weekday afternoon and was one of very few customers, so service was stellar and I chatted a bit with the barista. Ordered a flat white and took a seat on the stools. Definitely not comfortable enough to stay long,...more

5.0 out of 5 4 August 2015
by Wendy K.

I loved this place! It was about 1:00pm on a monday and there were people inside but not too many. Easy to find a place to sit. The staff was helpful and genuinely friendly. They have a £5 minimum if you're using a card so I got a flat white and gluten free lemon polenta cake (a recent obsession of mine). The presentation was beautiful with coffee art and they actually had to cut the cake! Not...more

2.0 out of 5 10 July 2015
by Alison A.

5 stars for the very awesome venue!

1 star for service.

1.5 stars for food and coffee.

Must be honest, this notion of a cafe joint underground and in the old Foley Street men's bathroom is so flipping cool, I just had to check it out. The space is amazing, a bit cramped, super hot and humid, but what could be expected from an old restroom? I adore how they have a cast iron entrance at the...more

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