So, F.R.I.E.N.D.S Cafe just opened in Kolkata. What was the first thought that came into your mind when you heard about this latest development?
Was it –
Or did you just break into a dance?
However you appreciated the news, the fact remains that you did appreciate it. Thank the minds of Aditya, Rishab, Devyank and Mahima from the Bachhawat family for coming up with the brilliant idea that carries forward the evergreen legacy of this beloved TV series for the pleasure of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans in Kolkata.
Over the last few days if you haven’t found yourself waiting diligently near Desapriya Park, come crazy rains or vengeful sunshine, then here is a look at everything that you can’t afford to miss once you find yourself in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. cafe.
The iconic purple door is the first place your eyes will land once you enter the cafe.
It is very fitting, how the last shot of the final episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is the first shot your mind receives of this cafe. If this doesn’t bring the nostalgia pouring out of you, I don’t know what will. Both sides of both apartment doors most frequently seen in the series can be found here. It stimulates all kinds of memories and takes you back to the home you must have found while watching the series.
Some items from Central Perk have also found their way in this inspired hangout spot.
You can’t miss this plush, comfy and unforgettable couch.
Neither can you miss this bright re-imagination of the Central Perk logo.
Phoebe’s guitar is hanging on one of the walls, and with it comes the promise of some live musical performances within the premises of the cafe.
In my personal opinion, nothing is going to beat Smelly Cat. Nothing.
Phoebe’s cycle can also be found in the lounge area beyond the purple door.
This swanky location is where you can sit down and chill with some hookah and good company, the latter must be self-provided.
How about Pat, the dog?
Can you think of him without thinking about Joey and his eccentric sense of interior decoration?
In the matter of decor, the masterminds who conceived this themed cafe are not very far behind.
The walls are filled with quotations from the TV show.
And some trivia to keep yourself entertained with.
A TV screen in the cafe showcases re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. episodes and honestly, I can’t think of any better way to pass some time in summer than sitting with some coffee and friends, watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Just like Joey, we Kolkatans lust after food. Obviously, the fact that F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe serves only vegetarian dishes has raised some serious eyebrows, but, guys, do you remember Phoebe?
Just follow the Phoebe philosophy of food instead of the Joey philosophy for a few hours. The menu in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe has a special selection of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed food, which includes Ross’s obsession, The Moist Maker, and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fries. They have also introduced Poutine, which is relatively new in the city.
Now that you know what’s in store for you, what are you waiting for? Could it get any better for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans of Kolkata?