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Fans of the hit show F.R.I.E.N.D.S will know Central Perk opened in Singapore in late 2016. That’s right! Visit the iconic coffee shop, complete with special dishes and replicas from the show.
Haven’t visited the cafe? Here’s why you need to hurry down now.
It’s the only Warner Brothers licensed cafe outside the United States
Source: Central Perk
The only licensed cafe outside the US, Central Perk boasts an interior identical to the coffee shop from the show. From the iconic couch to the bar where Gunther worked, the team at Central Perk spared no detail when recreating sets from their favourite show.
Replicas like Rachel’s runaway wedding dress and the foosball table from Joey and Chandler’s apartment are also on display. Look out for Monica’s kitchen hidden in a corner, stocked with real products. There’s also a retro game machine for those wanting to relive the good old days.
From desserts to coffee and even pizzas, every dish here has a hidden reference for fans.
Central Perk boasts a special coffee menu with 6 different roasts, each named after a character. Choose from a light nutty Phoebe roast or a smoky Chandler roast, depending on your personal taste. The drinks menu also features frappuccinos for those who prefer a non-caffeinated drink.
The main menu is filled with references to the show too. Dishes like Joey’s Fisherman Stew ($38) and Monica’s “Too Much Garlic” Aglio Olio will definitely leave you spoilt for choice. While food may be pricey, it’s definitely worth it!
Craving something sweet? Tuck into the cafe’s must-try dessert, Chandler’s Edible Helium Balloon ($16).
The edible helium balloon is made in front of you, and you can choose from 3 different flavours: Strawberry, Blueberry and Banana.
Inspired by the classic scene of Chandler singing, the voice distortion effect from the dessert gives a few seconds of fun.
Chandler’s Edible Helium Balloon comes with a sponge cake, popping candies and a scoop of ice cream.
Sign up for trivia night
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Know where Rachel and Monica bought the same apothecary table from? Or how about the name printed on Chandler’s TV Guide? If you know the answer to these and more, make sure you sign up for trivia night!
Chandler’s Comedy Night is one of the cafe’s star events featuring local comedians. Check their Facebook page for upcoming events!
After getting your F.R.I.E.N.D.S fix, hop on the FunVee Bus and visit attractions like the MBS Skypark, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore River Cruise!