Cozy up to an Underground Victorian Urinal for Your Daily Latte in London

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latte on table in between refurbished vintage porcelain urinals at the attendant london
 Some people aren’t squicked out by bringing their Starbucks cup into the lavatory when nature calls, but how many can say they made a point to sip their latte in front of a urinal? Now Londoners have that option at The Attendant, a coffee shop housed in a subterranean former public toilet built in 1890.
urinal counter at the attendant coffee shop in london
 Cozy up to a (thoroughly scrubbed) porcelain urinal, where you can even order a bowl of porridge with your coffee.
the attendant coffee shop in london
original wall tiles and table with flowers at the attendant coffee shop in london
 The careful two year restoration process retained as much of the original materials as possible.
details of the porcelain urinal counter at the attendant coffee shop london
vintage attendant sign on door at the attendant coffee shop in london
 The original ironwork cage is gorgeous!
the vintage ironwork cage covering the entrance to the attendant coffee shop in london
 Here’s what the toilets looked like pre-restoration. I’ve gotta admit, “this would make a charming coffee bar” would not have been my first thought.
before photos of the ironwork cage and littered entrance of the attendant in london
before photos of the worn, abandoned interior of the attendant coffee shop in london
before photos of the urinals at the attendant coffee shop in london
(photos via Inhabitat and DesignBoom)

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