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“The best coffee you will drink in a toilet (ever)”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Attendant

The Attendant
Ranked #7 of 841 Coffee & Tea in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
Description: With two the cafes the original Attendant is Formerly a Victorian toilet, built around 1890 and mothballed in the 1960's. After laying dormant for more than fifty years, it was lovingly transformed into one of Europe's most unique Espresso & Food bar spaces. After two-years planning and restoration, the original porcelain urinals have become an inspired coffee bench with green seating to match the original Victorian floor tiles. Rated in the top 10 independent coffee shops in the city by Timeout London & Visit London and runner up Best Coffee Shop in London 2013.
London, England, United Kingdom
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“The best coffee you will drink in a toilet (ever)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great little coffee shop converted from a former public loo! Perhaps a little pricey...but still worth it!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Strange location but excellent coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This converted men's WC is extremely quirky . Sitting alongside the urinals is a different concept.Very friendly staff. The coffee is perfection, so if you are in need of an excellent cup of joe and in the neighborhood it worth a stop

  • Visited June 2013
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“Best place to sit in the sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

First visit, friendly service, funky downstairs, sunny upstairs. Best place to chill in the sun in this corner of Firzrovia

  • Visited June 2013
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London
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“The Attendant is a brilliant coffee shop in a unique location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I absolutely love The Attendant. Mostly because it's clear the owners created it out of love, both for the building (a beautifully ornate Victorian-era public toilet), and for the coffee and food. I've never had even a hint of a bad experience here. My favourite thing to eat is their posh Egg McMuffin, with a runny fried egg sitting on top of thinly sliced ham encased in a soft, fluffy English muffin.
The coffee is also great and the ambience fun and friendly. It's not a big place so best to go early or late, or just get a takeaway.

I wish the owners every success with this project and hope it's around for a long time to come!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Genius!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Was taken here by a business colleague. Despite walking past it several times (it was disused for a very long time I think) I had no idea it existed. I was so glad to be shown it. It's quirky, wonderfully decorated and importantly the food and coffee are superb. It is a bit freaky though sitting on a table near to where previously gentlemen pointed percy at the porcelain. Even better when it's someone else picking up the bill :-) Highly recommended. There's nothing else like it in Fitzrovia!

PS - Ironically, there's no toilet facilities, so don't go here on a full bladder.

  • Visited May 2013
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