Coffee shop in a public toilet

The Attendant is a coffee bar in a former men's lavatory in Foley Street in central London. The public toilet was built in 1890 and closed in the 1960s.

It has now been restored, retaining the white tiles, cisterns and urinals. In addition to expressos it serves breakfast, brunch, lunch & afternoon tea.


A row of urinals with a wooden shelf inserted for customers to rest their coffee cups and reading.


These places used to have attendants whose job it was to keep the lavatory clean and discourage homosexuality. Hence, the coffee bar's new name.


Ironically, The Attendant does not have toilets.

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