• The Attendant Cafe in London
  • Posted 24 months ago by Jack Lowe · culture · 36313 Views
  • After more than fifty years of lying dormant, an abandoned underground Victorian toilet has been transformed into a unique new cafe called The Attendant. The former Victorian Gentleman's convenience is located in the heart of London's Fitzrovia and sees the original porcelain urinals, designed by Doulton & Co in 1890, turned into one long seating table. The old attendant's office has also been kept, complete with payment window, and has been turned into a little kitchen. Of course, the setting is nothing without the food and drink, so coffee beans have been sourced from The Caravan Roastery and a healthy range of meals are available for breakfast and lunch, including home baked bagels, pulled pork sandwiches, and wholesome roasted vegetable salads.

    www.the-attendant.com

    • that's kinda gross.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 24 months ago · 73 Reply
    • yeah, kinda gross.
    • ithinkidied Posted 24 months ago · 55 Reply
    • Looks cool, but I kinda have to agree about the gross thing.
    • Tom Posted 24 months ago · 47 Reply
    • Gross? Jesus, get over yourselves - it's porcelain, and has been sterilised. In any case, dear euwgrossers, after fifty years of not being used any germs would have been long dead. This is an amazing repurpose of the kind of beautifully designed spaces we're entirely incapable of recreating these days. Top fucking marks, The Attendant.
    • Travis Lyle Posted 24 months ago · 85 Reply
    • I say - well done you! Nothing like a bit of upcycling!!
    • Sandlings Aldeburgh Posted 23 months ago · 73 Reply
    • Nothing like a sassy bit of uniqueness in hard-to-impress london town
    • Juliet Posted 23 months ago · 73 Reply
    • This was done in Manchester years ago with a bar called Temple. Another example of what Manchester does today London does tomorrow. Or even 10 years later like with the Olympics. http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/39/3900/Temple/Manchester
    • Tom Posted 23 months ago · 74 Reply
    • Can't overcome the thought of eating/drinking in the loo.
    • MunChing Posted 23 months ago · 67 Reply
    • Love it, I'd go. What are the toilets like?
    • AlanEvans Posted 23 months ago · 92 Reply
    • I couldn't agree more with Tom! This building has a new purpose and I am sure any of our old house bathroom, WC could of been converted into part of the kitchen or bedroom. Does that gross you out and cross your mind? People are so narrow minded these days...
    • Monikulia Posted 8 months ago · 47 Reply
    • Yes it may be a challenge to our OCD leanings But I thought it was more than wonderful I will be recommending highly x
    • Karen lambert Posted 6 months ago · 46 Reply