There’s a lot to be said for having a gimmick in this town, because doing something well and letting success simply come to you can work, but it will take the patience of a primary school teacher and the balls of a banker. So the owners of The Attendant (which presumably wasn’t yet named that) must have washed their hands with glee when they realised they could open the friendly coffee shop they had planned in a beautiful old public toilet. That’s a whole lot of ready made press right there. And it’s worth a visit just to see the place; they’ve done a lovely job of using likely antique features (hand-dryers, urinals) to make the interior interesting while managing to let you forget that these are the walls that have seen a thousand wees.
27a Foley Street, W1W 6DY, 0207 637 37 94