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London coffee bar, at your convenience

espresso bar in former loo is far from bog-standard...

London coffee bar, at your convenience
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Doulton urinals from 1890, securely plugged and covered, form some unconventional chairs – we didn’t like to ask if any reading material is provided while you are having a sit down on the stand-ups, but you can bring your own publication of choice anyway...

As well as giving one a boost of outward energy in the morning, coffee is renowned for getting certain internal parts of the body moving, so it’s a convenient match that this hot new espresso bar has percolated inside Attendant, a former Victorian gents’ loo under Foley Street, west London.

Once the customers have passed through the ironwork cage entrance topside, and descended the stairs, what awaits is a porcelain paradise six months in the making, tiled from floor to ceiling and gleaming with that well-scrubbed sparkle you’d hope for, in fact demand, in a converted men’s bogs. Doulton urinals from 1890, securely plugged and covered, form some unconventional chairs – we didn’t like to ask if any reading material is provided while you are having a sit down on the stand-ups, but you can bring your own publication of choice anyway. That’s not the only nifty bit of re-purposing either: the office that used to be the domain of one of the most unfortunate employees in London history, the gents’ toilet payment attendant, has been converted into a wee kitchen. Oh come on, we had to drop a couple of shit puns in here somewhere…

Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London
Attendant Espresso Bar, London

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