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 and food bar spaces.
After two years of 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.
Venue Details & Map
Downstairs 27A,Foley Street,Fitzrovia,London W1W 6DY,UKW1W 6DY
- +44 (0)20 7637 3794
- Public transport:
- Goodge Street, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Attendant
This is a lovely cafe! Small but very comfortable. Great service, delicious sandwiches, and tasty coffee. Will definitely be returning. more
I'm glad there were signs otherwise I would have just walked straight past it!! The descent to the café itself is so pretty. You kinda forget it was a public toilet once upon a time.
The little almost private table booths with rhe tall chairs are great. You definitely realise they were urinals once but not in a kind of UGH THIS IS SO WEIRD. But in a kind of HA HA OH WOW way.
Their coffee... more
This place is amazing! The coffee is great, the food is absolutely to die for (I suggest the pancakes with the raspberry purée) and they even add the nice touch of bringing a pitcher of water with infused mint leaves. And, let's be real, it's in a Victorian men's urinal. Hilarious! Just a great experience all around. more
Another coffee bar in London. Client took me there and have to say that it was the best coffee I've ever had in an underground toilet. It'd be a top contender for the above ground world too. more
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