Last week we ate lunch at a urinal in a public toilet and loved it, no sh*t (no pun intended) we did. But before you go getting all “ewwww” on us you’ll be happy to know that the 18th century public toilet on Foley Street has been lovingly transformed into a coffee shop.
The Attendant opened last month and whilst it’s located underground it still manages to be clean and bright with the original porcelain urinals along one wall, some tables and a small counter kitchen. Everything on offer has been carefully selected so that the ingredients used are the best of the best, from Caravan coffee and Ivy House Farm milk to cakes from Bitter Sweet Bakers.
We went along on a Wednesday and tried the special pulled pork fennel salad sarnie and the spiced soup, both of which ticked all the boxes. We also sampled the baked donut, tia maria, mascarpone and chocolate pud – not for the faint hearted. The food is served fast and fresh making it a great little place for a quick lunch or breakfast and it’s reasonably priced too, yes it’s fair to say there really isn’t anything crap about The Attendant.
27A Foley Street, London, W1W 6DY