They can only serve light meals here, but it’s still worth a detour: a gourmet coffee cafe in an underground men’s toilet. The facilities had been abandoned for 50 years and the conversion was so artful you might not realize it at first: Eight elaborate Victorian porcelain urinals are now eight individual coffee-drinking bays, and an overhead water reservoir became a lovely planter. Beans are roasted at Caravan and brewed in a La Rarzacco machine. If you’re hungry, try the sea salt caramel brownies or bacon on sourdough with tarragon butter.
27A Foley St at Great Titchfield St., W1
Our Rating Neighborhood Fitzrovia Hours Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 10am–7pm Transportation Tube: Oxford Circus or Goodge Street Phone 020/7637-3794 Prices Sandwiches and baked goods £3–£5 Cuisine Type Cafe Web site The Attendant