central perk

Toronto is getting a Friends Central Perk coffee shop

Seinfeld fans won't be the only ones having fun this year in Toronto. Former must-see Thursday sitcom Friends will be coming to life in the city later this year too when a Central Perk coffee shop opens on King West.

The replica cafe, inspired by Ross, Rachel and co.'s popular hangout doesn't yet have a confirmed address but the people behind the project are promising a June 24 opening.

Central Perk pop-ups are not new. Ones have surfaced in Manhattan, Sydney and Shanghai in the past year.

The Toronto version is promising a "meticulously detailed" recreation of "the experience of one of the most popular shows of all time." There will be the familiar orange couch, a barista named Gunther, pastries, donuts and coffee.

What else can you expect? How about a sing-a-long to Phoebe's Smelly Cat, Friends scripts, memorabilia, photo ops and music.

More details on this Facebook page.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

The best and worst university buildings in Toronto

This is what Toronto looks like from 50+ km away

Toronto Waterfront Marathon road closures and route info

This might be the prettiest small town to visit this fall in Ontario

The 5 strangest streets in Toronto

What kind of house does $500K get you in Toronto?

5 hidden spots to check out fall colours in Toronto

Toronto is really hating the 501 streetcar right now