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.
Cozy up to a (thoroughly scrubbed) porcelain urinal, where you can even order a bowl of porridge with your coffee.
The careful two year restoration process retained as much of the original materials as possible.
The original ironwork cage is gorgeous!
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.