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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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 43 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Attendant

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

4.0 out of 5 12 February 2016
by Marcus C.

Really nice cafe with good food, good coffee and a interesting interior.

Firstly you can't get past the fact that it's built inside an old toilet. If you can't come to terms with the idea of drinking your coffee snugly positioned within an old urinal, make sure you get one of the tables because it's still worth coming here. Urinals aside, the old tiled walls decked out with the new funky...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

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