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

4.0 out of 5 based on 37 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

4.0 out of 5 29 January 2016
by Emma C.

Most people have rated this 5 stars, but I guess the only thing preventing me giving it 5 is just how tiny it really is. I came here to pass on two hours of time in London in-between meetings to crack open my laptop and get on with some work. It did the job for this, however I was propping my laptop up on the tiniest of wooden bench tables. Maybe I just need to get an iPad!

Size situation...more

5.0 out of 5 12 January 2016
by Carson P.

This place is amazing! Its located underground in a former tube station bathroom (that may sound gross but its not, its totally awesome). It's small and cozy, but doesn't feel cramped. The staff is super friendly and the food was delicious.

We ordered the avocado toast with poached eggs, and some kind of banana bread served with berries and some delicious homemade whipped cream. All of the...more

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

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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