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'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC — and the coffee is free

central perk friends free coffee Central Perk will open later this month.
Credit: Warner Bros.

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee."



Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the coffeeshop where Rachel waitressed and the friends often hashed out their lives on an orange sofa,in SoHo for the 20th anniversary of the series' premiere.

It's a toss-up between whether the best part will be the photo ops or the free coffee, a special blend by Eight O'Clock Coffee. You can also check out props from the show,weekly performances "akin to Phoebe's improvised songs," meet the man who played Central Perk's deadpan barista Gunther (though presumably James Michael Tyler will not actually make your coffee).

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Central Perk will be located at199 Lafayette St.for a month, fromSept. 17 until Oct. 18, with games and prizes throughout its run.

Those not in NYC can console themselves with bags ofCentral Perk Roastcoffee on their own sofas at home.

Follow Eva Kis on Twitter@thisiskisor emaileva.kis@metro.us.

Central Perk
199 Lafayette St.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

 
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