Central Perk (F.R.I.E.N.D.S Cafe).
You probably grew up seeing the gang on Friends spend half their lives at this fictional New York cafe, and now it’s your time to experience it for yourself. A full-fledged replica of the hit TV show’s punnily-named Central Perk (after New York’s Central Park, get it?) cafe is now taking waves of Friends fans on a nostalgic pilgrimage.
It’s uncanny how true-to-life this cafe is, and you’ll feel just like you’re on the set of Friends with its weathered couch and cozy ambience. Sort through your romantic crises, tell silly stories, and fantasise about your favourite characters walking in through the door as you tuck into hearty plates with gourmet touches, cheekily named after characters and catchphrases from the show.
Joey’s Fisherman Stew is a hearty pot of mussels, clams, octopus, salmon, and prawns in a rich, slow-cooked broth. Janice’s Oh My God Baby Back Ribs features free range Iberico pork for an extra fatty, tender finish. Rachel fans will dig the appropriately healthy Rachel “Green” Salad, a Mediterranean toss-up of pesto, olives, feta, and compressed fruits. Roast chicken and Chandler devotees will enjoy Chandler’s Thanksgiving, a gravy-doused bird served with a side of, ahem, “Chanberry” sauce.
It’s all puns, good food, and fond TV memories here at Central Perk cafe, where you can recreate the show to your heart’s content while tucking into great food and the enthusiastic company of other devotees.