Recreating the hangout of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross, this first Central Perk Coffeehouse transcends nostalgia, emerging as a fully functioning coffeehouse and contemporary haven that has been brought to life by a team of food, beverage, and design experts including Top Chef and James Beard Award Winner Tom Colicchio and award-winning New York architects, Glen & Co.
With a menu that boasts a wide variety of tasty coffee and food options, in a setting that is modern yet reminiscent of the familiar coffeehouse from the TV show, the soul of Central Perk remains intact.
There are two outdoor patios and a streetside parklet and inside is the the Orange Sofa room, inspired by the iconic Central Perk couch. Merchandise is also available.
“Central Perk was far more than just a coffee shop; it stands as a living testament to the enduring legacy and adoration that fans hold for FRIENDS,” said Peter van Roden, SVP, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment. “Central Perk Coffeehouse perfectly balances the modern and nostalgic, providing a contemporary atmosphere, complemented by food and beverage offerings that celebrates the iconic series. We are beyond thrilled t0 welcome fans from around the world to Boston, where they can savor a delicious cup of coffee and create new and lasting memories with their friends.”
“We are incredibly excited that the world class city of Boston will be the home of our new Central Perk Coffeehouse,” said Joe Gurdock, CenPer Holdings. “Newbury Street and the city’s Back Bay neighborhood are treasured gems, known and admired around the globe. We are so fortunate to have found the ideal first location for this concept. We can’t wait to open our doors and join the amazing collection of retailers in the community and neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming locals and fans alike to come in daily to create their own stories in this new updated space with a great cup of coffee and fantastic food!”
Central Perk is a joint operation from Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment with Central Perk Coffee Co. and CenPer Holdings, LLC.
The address is 205 Newbury St.