Central Perk Cafe: Fancy a French Roasted Monica Geller or a Smokey Blend City Roasted Chandler Bing?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 , 0 Comments

Central Perk Cafe along Magazine Road
Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's D.O.A…. yes, that’s THAT song. Hello! Welcome to your everyday season of back-to-TV-reruns, FRIENDS style. The Central Perk cafe in Singapore has everything you need to combat the seeming end of good quality American television sitcom out there. Okay maybe, good US tv series are still plentiful, but nothing can ever replace Friends and our love for cafe hang-outs, like how Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Ross Geller did.

This nostalgic and energetic F.R.I.E.N.D.S Café also known as the Central Perk, is located in the Central Mall along Magazine Road, has actually been granted the intellectual property rights by Warner Brothers. How cool is that? You’ll easily remember how you liked the sitcom, just by seeing and identifying with the iconic features around the coffee shop, which includes Monica’s kitchen, Rachel’s runaway wedding dress, Phoebe’s cat found in the guitar case, and even Chandler and Joey’s foosball table. In case you forget, there are reruns being played inside the cafe, 24 X 7. Cool, yes.

Not only is it an old school cool chill-out vibe kind of venue, I could easily imagine getting a couple of my Singapore friends to here, be it for long chats, or just lazying around watching the reruns.  If you’re lucky enough to get a seat reservation, you might even sit in the “actual” chair where dreams are made of!

Food wise, to round things off here – from all day brunch choices (Joey’s Ride Alone Sandwich?), salads (Phoebe’s Nutty Vegetarian Salad?), desserts, soups, mains (Janice’s Oh My God Baby Back Spare Ribs?) and sides, to coffee blends named after each of the protagonists character, there’s definitely that one definitive choice for you.

The show may have lasted ten seasons, but certainly I am hopeful the Central Perk will last longer than that. So do not forget to call in and discover one of the Singapore’s nicest themed cafes unlike any other. Who knows, perhaps Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, or Matthew Perry might even drop by here in the near future. I’ll be there for sure, will you?

Address: 1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01 Singapore 059567
Opening Hours: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu – 11:00 – 11:00 pm Fri, Sat – 11:00 – midnight
Website: http://centralperk.sg/

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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