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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 15: A view of the coffeehouse Central Perk on display at the opening of the Flagship FRIENDS Experience on March 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

If you’re a fan of the show Friends, you’re going to want to hear this news. A Friends Central Perk coffeehouse is getting ready to open in Boston! Central Perk was the main hangout for Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Monica, Chandler and Joey where they would get waited on from Gunther. The “friends” would spend time drinking coffee and gossiping. In fact, it’s been reported how much money each character spent on a hot beverage at Central Perk over the years. Phoebe was the queen because over the 10 seasons she bought a whopping 226 cups of tea and coffee during her Central Perk visits, which racked up to a whopping $892.70.

The actual Central Perk was not a real life coffeehouse. Central Perk is part of an LA soundstage, built specifically for the show. There is however a “Friends” type experience you can partake on in New York where there is a coffeehouse called The Little Owl. It’s located in Greenwich Village and tickets for it run for around $50. But coming soon to Boston, you won’t have to pay $50 for an experience to live like your favorite characters. There is a Central Perk coffeehouse coming to Boston!

The new Central Perk is a collaboration with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and CenPer Holdings, LLC. CenPer Holdings LLC home to American celebrity chef Tom Colicchio who helped inspire the Central Perk menu which will have some hilarious items on it that will pay homage to the iconic TV show. Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, you’re going to want to visit the new Central Perk when it opens. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming soon to be iconic coffeehouse and when you can start living like your favorite Friends characters. And you won’t even have to be “on a break” to do it.

  • Where will Central Perk be located?

    Central Perk will open its doors on Newbury Street in Boston. There has been no physical address given as of yet.

    'Friends' fans, rejoice! A Central Perk coffeehouse is opening in Boston

    BOSTON - Boston-based fans of the hit television show "Friends" will soon be able to hang out inside a real-life Central Perk coffeehouse.

  • When will Central Perk Boston be opening?

    While no actual date has been given, People Magazine reported that Central Perk will be opening later this year, 2023.

    There's a 'Friends' Central Perk Coffeehouse Opening - and It's Not in New York! (Exclusive)

    The first permanent location of Central Perk is set to open later this year

  • Who is behind the opening of Central Perk?

    Central Perk Boston is a collaboration between Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and CenPer Holdings, LLC. Tom Colicchio is a celebrity chef who inspired much of the menu items which we’ll get to later. 

    Central Perk

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 15: A person walks by a Central Perk display outside the “The Friends Experience” in Kips Bay as the city continues the re-opening efforts following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on December 15, 2020 in New York City. The pandemic has caused long-term repercussions throughout the tourism and entertainment industries, including temporary and permanent closures of historic and iconic venues, costing the city and businesses billions in revenue. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

  • Will Central Perk Boston have actual Friends memorabilia inside?

    It is not clear year if actual memorabilia from the show will be a part of the coffeehouse. However, People Magazine says there will be a lot of inspiration from the show that goes into the coffeehouse.

    There's a 'Friends' Central Perk Coffeehouse Opening - and It's Not in New York! (Exclusive)

    The first permanent location of Central Perk is set to open later this year

  • What kind of coffee can we expect from Central Perk Boston?

    It it’s anything like the coffees that are now available online, it’ll include “How You Doin’?” medium roast blend, the “Pivot Blend” medium to dark roast coffee, and the “We Were on a Coffee Break” dark roast blend. 

    There's a New Line of 'Friends' Central Perk Coffee Available - and a Coffeehouse Coming!

    Online orders, starting August 24, will have three blends to choose from: the "How You Doin'?", the "Pivot Blend" and the "We Were on a Coffee Break"

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