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The One Where Central Perk Pops Up at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


We’ve got more good news for fans of Friends as the show’s 25th anniversary celebration continues. In addition to the New York pop-up experience, the Central Perk LEGO set, and episodes screening in theatersThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced today that it will launch a limited-time pop-up on August 16 to celebrate the hit television show. The pop-up will feature a replica of the famed series hangout, Central Perk. The installation will be open August 16 through August 23.

“Members of our team are fans of the show Friends, from casual late-night viewers to full-blown fanatics, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series,” said Darrin Kellaris, vice president of marketing, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, we strive to create an environment that feels like home, where guests from across the world and across cultures have the opportunity to connect over things that they love. Much like Central Perk is home to the cast of Friends, we hope that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf feels like home to our guests.”

The selfie-friendly Central Perk pop-up will include a photo installation where guests can take pictures surrounded by Friends memorabilia, including the iconic Central Perk orange couch. While lounging on the couch, guests can enjoy any of the six Friends-themed specialty drinks out of to-go cups adorned with limited-edition collectable Central Perk coffee cup sleeves, each printed with one of eight fan-favorite quotes from the show.

The exclusive specialty drinks include, The Rachel Matcha Latte, The Joey Mango Cold Brew Tea, The Chandler Caramel Coconut Latte, The Ross Classic Flat White, The Monica Midnight Mocha Cold Brew and The Phoebe Cookies & Cream Ice Blended drink. Central Perk-inspired coffee and tea retail products are also available for purchase in-store and online at

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will launch the Friends Central Perk pop-up at two of its Los Angeles locations. Guests will be able to experience the activation between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily at the stores located at 8793 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048 and 1312 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.