You’ll have heard of Attendant as the unique subterranean coffee shop housed in an ex-public toilet in Fitzrovia. Well now there’s a second Attendant outpost to the east, on Great Eastern Street. Here, they’ve forgone the porcelain interiors of the gents, and are instead serving up coffee in a far a more traditional setting – though one that’s no less striking, with bottle green subway tiles, copper potted succulents and swish leather chairs.
There’s still the fabulous house blend coffee, plus a substantial food selection – as in Fitzrovia, there are awesome baked goods, fresh juices and smoothies, plus sweet and savoury options ideal for workday breakfasts and lunches (soups, breads, salads). And yes, before you start fretting, the mind-blowing salted caramel brownies are a menu staple here too.
It’s a good spot for weekend brunch too – think almond milk porridge and French toast.
74 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A