New York City has some great coffee spots, but one new pop-up is about to steal “Friends” fans’ hearts this fall.
Central Perk is becoming a reality, “Smelly Cat” soundtrack, big orange couch, appearances by actor James Michael Tyler (aka socially awkward barista Gunther) and all.
As Chandler Bing would say, could this BE any more exciting?
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s air date, Warner Bros. has announced they will recreate the shop from Sept. 17 to Oct. 18 at 199 Lafayette Street, cleverly naming the event “The One With The Free Coffee.”
Oh, and yes, there will be free coffee– Eight O’ Clock Coffee’s special edition Central Perk Roast, to be specific. (Just remember to be polite to your servers, or, well, you know, sneeze muffin.)
Central Perk’s hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
In the meantime, we’re taking bets on how many guys will seize this opportunity to show up and try their luck at Joey Tribbiani’s signature “How you doin’?” pick-up line. Ladies, you’ve been warned.