On Monday, my friend, Layne, and I took our first class at The Monster Cycle + Studio which just happens to be located across the street from the Central Perk pop-up shop. The line wasn’t long at all, so we jumped in. (I was expecting cronut-style lines for this place!)
Central Perk is open at 119 Lafayette Street in SoHo (Is it obvious that SoHo is my favorite NYC neighborhood yet?) until October 18th. It’s here to celebrate the anniversary of Friends premiering this week 20 years ago! Do you feel as old as I feel right now?
The pop-up shop includes props and costumes from the show including Phoebe’s guitar and Smelly Cat litter. Episodes of the hit show play on the wall to keep guests entertained while they enjoy their coffee and reminisce about their favorite scenes. There is also a gift shop (of course!), so Friends fanatics can purchase t-shirts and other memorabilia they didn’t get their hands on ten years ago.
Layne and I were pleasantly surprised to find that the drinks were complimentary thanks to Eight O’clock Coffee. I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but I excitedly ordered a hot, caramel macchiato which was perfect for the beautiful, chilly fall day. The best part about Central Perk? We got to hang out on the iconic, orange couch! Could that BE any cooler?!
Central Perk will be there for you Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and on weekends from 10:00am-8:00pm until mid-October. I definitely suggest checking it out, but avoid weekends as I heard the lines are insane.
Stay fit and fabulous,