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The Attendant

The Attendant

Coffee Shop, Café, and Breakfast Spot££££
Fitzrovia
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    Thomas G.
    "Coffee and brownies, their salted caramel brownies is their best!"(6 Tips)
    Bruno B.
    "Great place, used to be an old Victorian Public Toilet in the 1800s."(4 Tips)
    Beni F.
    "Flat white, piccolo, banana bread, brunch, protein balls"(11 Tips)
    Cyndie D.
    "Great coffee in a former public toilets."(3 Tips)
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  • David G.
    David GrahamMay 3, 2013
    Wins hands down purely on its quirkiness. Former public toilet transformed into a wonderful little cafe. Settle into an old urinal with a well made coffee (from Caravan) or sit outside & ring the bell
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    Serdar PaktinMarch 15, 2018
    This extraordinary spot is like a hidden gem. It has great coffees and it used to be a victorian era public urinal. It’s a great toilette to spend time and have a cup of coffee in.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • prima f.
    prima filiApril 30, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is open again, and now they don’t take cash anymore —but the coffee and food are still amazing! Incredible flat white and filter coffee, and staff are just so chatty and welcoming!
  • Sam H.
    Sam HMarch 31, 2015
    This place is so unique - and so much more than just a gimmick. Delicious (and potent) mocha and I recommend the peanut butter brownie. A perfect pit stop in Fitzrovia.
  • Douglas M.heart icon on user image
    Douglas MaitlandMarch 11, 2016
    A Victorian toilet converted into a coffee shop. Very cool indeed. Bigger and quieter than you might expect. Great spot to work. The hot chocolate and chai lattes are epic!
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HainesAugust 8, 2014
    Possibly one of the coolest coffee places in London, the Attendant takes on a traditional feel with the decor being orignal idea of a Victorian toilet. They do amazing coffee and to die for brownies!
  • Joshua
    JoshuaJanuary 25, 2016
    A must stop for all the coffee lovers. A good menu, but espresso machine only. It is the speak-easy of coffee shops, and just a lovely setting
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    DanisJuly 4, 2015
    The best coffee I had in a toilet. ;) Great atmosphere, the espresso nice and citrusy with a bit of nuttiness. The salt caramel brownie made my day. 9/10
  • Archit S.heart icon on user image
    Archit SachdevaAugust 18, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    A small and quiet underground cafe renovated from an old Victorian toilet. The sweet brunch items have always been great.
  • V H.heart icon on user image
    V HMay 12, 2015
    Charming little place hidden away in Fitzrovia. Loved the interior, staff was very friendly, coffee one of the better. Shame that they have a minimum spend on debit cards.
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 31, 2014
    Probably one of the quirkiest coffee stops in London, a must visit. Can get quite tight down there, but great coffee and food. Just be warned if you're going on a summer's day - it gets really hot!
  • Liis S.heart icon on user image
    Liis SaarMarch 30, 2016
    Cosy and good vibes. Fine-looking sandwiches as well as healthier salad options for lunch and gorgeous cakes to feed the sweet-tooth. Very unique and quirky - def. Check it out!
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    F~May 13, 2017
    Yummy French toast and the coffee is just perfect.. but very small place and busy all the time
  • Bruno B.heart icon on user image
    Bruno BelcastroDecember 17, 2016
    Great place, used to be an old Victorian Public Toilet in the 1800s. Their Drip Coffee is 👌🏼
  • Stephen D.heart icon on user image
    Stephen DSeptember 19, 2017
    Good coffee and the location is of course unique, but the location/layout means the seats are quite cramped
  • Olivier W.
    Olivier WeberAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their sandwiches and brownies are delicious, if slightly pricey. Coffee's good too. It's fun that this used to be a toilet, but as a space to sit down is a bit claustrophobic
  • shauna
    shaunaAugust 21, 2013
    Victorian public toilet turn coffee shop. An amazing soundtrack and friendliest of staff. They serve organic milk and soya is also available. Only about a 15 minute walk to Regent's Park or Oxford St.
  • Yuki M.heart icon on user image
    Yuki MacOctober 6, 2013
    Really fantastic soy latte. One of the best coffee in London. Even compared to wellington coffee, this provides us with superb coffee.
  • Dominic S.heart icon on user image
    Dominic SmithDecember 20, 2015
    The smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs and maple bacon is superb. Great flat white too.
  • Graham A.
    Graham AApril 29, 2016
    Fab coffee and excellent salted caramel brownie along with great service, a novelty place to visit
  • Andrea T.heart icon on user image
    Andrea TJuly 4, 2015
    DELICIOUS (with capitals) coffee, salt caramel brownie to die for and a unique idea (eating/drinking in the toilet?!) #crazylondon Absolutely love it!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    The Attendant is a coffee shop in a Victorian-era ex-public toilet. Also, the coffee runs right through you, so you soon find yourself eyeing your "booth" with different intentions. Read more
  • Mariam J.heart icon on user image
    Mariam JensenJune 8, 2018
    Great coffee (they roast their own beans), lovely breaky, and cool Victorian loos.
  • Mada
    MadaSeptember 12, 2023
    Overall is good.There are not many seats so it may need to queue a little bit.Friendly service as well, if you wanna have special experience, you can visit here.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanJune 26, 2018
    this public bathroom from the victorian era (1800s) has now turned into a coffee shop. Definitely one of the highlights to my trip to London.
  • Brennan N.
    Brennan NovakSeptember 25, 2013
    The most unique location for a cafe I've ever seen- in an underground Victorian public bathroom. Really quaint decoration and excellent food + coffee
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 6, 2014
    There were 4 types of brownie when I last went: salted caramel, marshmallow, cookie dough, peanut butter & Oreo! (I thought that might convince you of the coffee and location didn't)
  • Neringa D.
    Neringa DaAugust 16, 2014
    A legendary coffee place worth visiting both for Caravan coffee and for the atmosphere you certainly won't expect seeing in a coffee shop.
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    AdleyAugust 27, 2018
    Very cool coffee spot under the street level. Good coffee and cakes. Only the staff is not very friendly...
  • Amberheart icon on user image
    AmberJune 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best iced latte I've ever had! Tasty brunch, vegan protein balls and normal people cake options too.
  • Jake H.heart icon on user image
    Jake HeathFebruary 7, 2016
    A cozy place to spend a penny. Good coffee. Try the toasted banana bread.
  • Legi T.heart icon on user image
    Legi TintinJanuary 24, 2015
    Interesting place, friendly Staff, good service; excellent espresso and tasty brownies ( mini and normal portions available)
  • Roy
    RoyFebruary 23, 2015
    There are plenty of great coffee options in the area, but this one is of the best. And what a brilliant setting!
  • James D.heart icon on user image
    James DarlingtonFebruary 12, 2017
    A little pricey but relative for the area. Quirky little bonus being situated in the old underground urinal. Worth the stop!
  • Eleni S.heart icon on user image
    Eleni SardiFebruary 15, 2016
    Great coffee, amazing cookie dough brownie! A gem of a place.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JarčíkNovember 1, 2014
    This is a pearl among London's coffee spots. Top quality, top taste, top service, unique atmosphere.
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    Heba 🐋October 2, 2018
    Well.. its not a fancy place at all, but worth the try 🚽
  • Shazwan A.heart icon on user image
    Shazwan AdrinSeptember 18, 2015
    Cute little place and is underground. The mocha is good and the dishes that changes everytime. Worth to go.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RendallJuly 16, 2013
    Really good coffee and fascinating place. Order it to takeaway on hot days though - there's no air conditioning and it gets VERY hot!
  • Jon C.heart icon on user image
    Jon ChooMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a flat white on the Victorian porcelain urinals. Coffee beans are from Caravan, free Wifi included.
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach StockwellDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfectly acceptable filter coffee, a rare find for London.
  • Eamonn C.heart icon on user image
    Eamonn CareyMay 4, 2013
    Try the brunch at the weekend. Also have a flat white. You can thank me later. ;)
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WrobelJune 4, 2013
    Great place. Located in an old victorian toilet. If you're near the place, go there. Not easy to find as it is downstairs.
  • Michal Š.heart icon on user image
    Michal ŠváchaOctober 11, 2015
    Awesome place! I keep coming back ever since an article was posted about its opening. True one-of-a-kind.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 2, 2014
    Originally a Victorian toilet, this cute coffee shop has been creatively restored and offers delicious milk coffee.
  • Petra R.
    Petra RosanicsMarch 12, 2023
    really good coffee in a funny and original environment
  • Edrees A.heart icon on user image
    Edrees AldreesOctober 10, 2021
    Unique cafe 👍 the staffs were very friendly.
  • Ezgi K.heart icon on user image
    Ezgi KFebruary 21, 2016
    Salted caramel brownie and Cappuccino are strongly recommended!
  • Chaffro
    ChaffroNovember 12, 2013
    Eating beans from a cardboard tray in a urinal? This is the place to experience the hobo-chic lifestyle you've always dreamed of!
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach StockwellDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried corn flapjacks for weekend brunch. So delicious
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