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September 22nd, 2014 was the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the TV show Friends. The show aired from 1994 to 2004, and throughout the seasons people laughed, cried and fell in love with each of the characters. Who doesn’t remember Joey and his favorite line, “How you doin!” or Pheebe’s guitar and random songs, or Rachel’s fashionable haircuts and outfits? Not to mention their constant, intertwining love stories. Friends was the type of show that really showed topical situations that most of us in real life go through. Most people can identify with at least one of the characters. And who wouldn’t want to relive it all again, even if only by sitting at a Central Perk Cafe Replica, especially in NYC!? That’s right, you can participate in a Friends Coffee Shop New York Experience!
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A Friends Coffee Shop New York Experience – The Central Perk Cafe Replica
On September 19th 2014, a pop up shop called Central Perk (Friends’ Central Perk Cafe replica) opened it’s door in Soho, New York City. Central Perk, presented by Eight O’clock coffee, is a representation of the coffee place where the cast of the TV Show Friends used to hang out.
As you walk in, people welcome you with a big smile. Also there, you’ll see the clothing, the guitar and other things that appeared on the show. As you go to grab your free cup of coffee, of which there are 4 flavors to choose from, you can see the original gold coffee machine used on the set.
The Famous Orange Couch from the TV Show Friends
There is also the famous orange couch that was always conveniently available for the cast to sit and gab. It’s getting a little gray but, all things considered, it is still well preserved for being twenty years old. You can take a free photo on the couch with the friends frame. Later, you download the picture from a site with a special code. At the end, you can also buy some souvenirs including t-shirts, mugs, limited edition central perk coffee items, and much more.
Great place to hang out with friends while drinking coffee
As depicted on the show, it’s always a great experience to hang out with some friends over a cup of coffee. And what better location than the pop up Central Perk Cafe?!
The pop up experience will be open until October 18th 2014. The hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am to 8pm. Do not miss this chance; go and check it out!
Love stories at Central Perk
Speaking about love stories, I met a couple there who just got married a few minutes before. They wanted a picture on the couch. How adorable is that?
Check out the pictures below and definitely comment about your experience at Central Perk or about who was your favorite character on the show, or your favorite episode. Come on, let’s be Friends!
Were you a fan of the TV show, Friends? If yes, have you ever been to a Central Perk Cafe Replica? If so, where?