1. The Attendant -- London, UK
It took two years to transform this former Victorian whizz-palace – built in Fitzrovia, London in 1890 and shuttered since the 1960s -- into a swanky espresso café that serves breakfast and lunch. Patrons chow down French toast, brekkie soufflés, and hearty bacon, egg, and avocado sammies amid old hand dryers affixed to tiled walls and a coffee bar built from porcelain urinals.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She never sh*ts where she eats, but has to admit that The Attendant looks pretty tempting. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.