Central Perk, The Iconic 'Friends' Coffee Shop, Opened in SoHo September 19 2014
Lafayette Street in SoHo - On Wednesday morning the legendary “Central Perk” café opened its doors to the public. In honor of the popular TV Show 'Friends' which for the next month will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s first airing.
Now, for a month you can indulge the sitcom atmosphere, sip free coffee and lounge on the original orange couch.
The caffe will be open to the public on weekdays from 8am to 8pm and from 10am to 8pm on weekends. Decoration will include, besides the couch, other authentic pieces from the set such as the gold coffee machine and the oriental rug. Only few tables are offered for seating but visitors are welcome to stay as long as they wish and complimentary professional photos can be taken on the red couch. Episodes will be playing on large screens and local bends will perform on Friday nights.
The pop-up closes on Oct. 18 until then you'll find it at 199 Lafayette Steet.