Restaurant, Coffee Shop Fitzrovia, London
Tipl Rates: Price: 💰💰 Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A very unique coffee shop you don’t want to miss
Join our Sunday brunch in a nineteenth-century gents’ toilet
Ever wondered what it is like to have a meal in a public toilet? Well, we have! Hidden in the London’s underground (literally!), we found a very quirky and unique coffee shop: The Attendant.
Although they have a few around London, none of them compare to the original one in Fitzrovia. Located in the corner of Foley Street we encounter a big gate with stairs going underground, leading us into the rabbit hole. We access the coffee shop through an entrance similar to the tube entry. Well, it is in fact where the old public toilets were located! This particular one was a Victorian gents´ toilet built in 1890. Once in the underground we find ourselves in a very small, but probably the most peculiar, coffee shop we have seen in London. Tile walls, copper pipes and even the remains of the old toilets cover the entire place.
But is this just an original facade or has the place actually something to offer? Well, we are greatly surprised by amazing coffees and a succulent brunch. Our choice: Salmon and avocado toast and French toasts with berries. Classic but delicious. They also have a good selection of cakes and mouth watering pastries.
We believe the atmosphere of this place is everything. Their music is a plus that contributes to its very nice and chilled ambiance. An alternative coffee shop perfect to surprise someone with a very different option and an unusual place to enjoy a perfect blend coffee.
Don’t worry, no need to tip the attendant on your way out!
27A Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DY