This subterranean former gentlemen’s lavatory on the corner of Foley Street and Great Titchfield Street has been transformed into a café with stools (the type for sitting on!) at the urinals after lying dormant for 50 years (I’m sure they were given the best scrubbing ever!).
This elegant 19th-century toilet is one of only two Attendant locations, the other being a more traditional shopfront in Shoreditch but the Foley
Flush away all doubts about stopping for a coffee in an ex-toilet with a visit to The Attendant in Fitzrovia, London.
A street café within Victorian toilet is worthy of a visit and not just for the unusual past-use.
They serve a special blend of coffee from their very own roastery with breakfast and lunch available, which includes granola, porridge, soup, salad, bready items and sweet treats provided by Attendant Kitchen.
It’s small, warm (unlike a real public toilet!) and some would say even cozy (possibly claustrophobic for some!). This is a place to get your caffeine fix but not one for lingering in.
This former public loo in Fitzrovia will get you spending more than a penny, which is quite ironic given they don’t actually have a customer toilet!
26-27 Foley St
Images courtesy of The Attendant.