5 Theme Cafes in India To Remind You of Your Favourite F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Every now and then, we come across a T.V. series which we end up relating to appropriately and thus grow a deep fondness for it. September 22, 1994, when the first episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Series was aired, nobody had thought that down the memory lane, this would be one series, kids of every generation would not only relate to but also laugh till their stomachs would hurt. No matter how wide the fan base of GoT and Narcos is, nothing is as cherishable as what all F.R.I.E.N.D.S. gave us and how we wish to visit Central Perk just to relate to our loved Joey and Chandler.
Taking the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. love and obsession to a whole new level, we have penned down 5 Cafes in India which are based on the theme of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Show and are sure to leave you nostalgic whenever you happen to visit these.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe, Kolkata 

Located in the Deshapriya Park, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Kolkata is a sure thing for all the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Series fans out there. All those who have religiously followed the T.V. show will definitely love Pat’s statue as well as Monica’s purple door at this cafe situated in Kolkata. Started by another F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. show fan, this cafe though does not completely resemble Central Perk but will definitely take you down the nostalgic memory lane and thus make you live the moments you cherised while watching the T.V. show. The menu of this place is another addition to growing love for this F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Kolkata as some of the dishes are the name of the same dishes who found popularity while being a part of the show. This is one of the Best F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme based cafes across India for all the die hard fans of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. out there.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Delhi

Any new concept which is flowing in the air can surely not miss the National Capital. And if Kolkata seems far away but you just cannot afford to miss out on visiting the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Kolkata, the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Delhi will be your stop. An immense amount of effort has been put up in reflecting and giving the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. feel to anyone who visits this cafe. The setup, decor, vibes and even some of the food items offered at this cafe in Delhi make you feel a part of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. show. To everyone’s interest, the famous orange couch awaits you at the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe in Delhi. I am sure, Delhi doesn’t seem to be a far off place anymore to anyone. Isn’t it?

Cafe FRIENDS, Gurgaon (Gurugram)

A cafe whose name is enough to give you the widest of the smiles all thanks to your love which made you follow the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Show religiously. Not particularly does this cafe stick to the theme of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Show but the name as well as the inclusion of a board which reads ‘Central Perk’ is just enough to help you remember your favourites while growing up. The cafe is a good hangout place and apart from that, the energetic and happy vibes of this place diced with good food are a pretty thing to be experienced. You’ll thank yourself and be glad after trying out Cafe Friends in Gurgaon.

Central Perk 7, Pune

The Central Perk 7 commonly known as CP7 located in Baner, Pune is a cafe which is fully dedicated to the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Show. The food of this cafe is so delicious that even if you are not familiar with F.R.I.E.N.D.S., you’d love to visit this place but obviously, the vibes will be more relatable with the ones who know Chandler and Ross. Every new generation kid who started off with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and followed it with all their heart, CP7 in Pune is next to their sweetest dream come true. The theme of this cafe does proper justification to the theme by serving just the needful to all the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans out there. CP7 in Pune awaits your presence to render the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. feels in the most vibrant way.

Central Perk, Chandigarh 

As it is said that people tend to hold on to certain things tightly because they know that something so amazing does not tend to happen twice and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. T.V. Show is something same. Inspite of the fact that the show ended back in 2004, today’s generation as well is connected to it. When so many F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme based cafes are opened at many places across India, how can the City Beautiful stay behind? Central Perk is all set to be opened soon in Chandigarh and it is expected to have everything from the Cafe’s names to the famous dialogues which will remind you of Phoebe and Monica eveytime you visit this place for sure. As Chandigarh is some to vibrant and yummy food chains, Central Perk Cafe in Chandigarh is expected to have mouth-watering food as well.

Other F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Theme Based Cafes Worth A Try

Apart from these Famous 5, there are some other F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme based Cafes in different parts of India which are a treat for your love for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Cafe Joey in Pune which derived its name from one of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. character’s also is a lovely place. A cafe named Central Perk 7 also finds its location in Bhubaneshwar and is a dedication to the amazing TV Show. Also, a cafe named Matargashti by FRIENDS Cafe is present to feed the obsession of many fans out there.

Needless to say that F.R.I.E.N.D.S. was more than just a television show for many people irrespective of their age. This television show is a bridge which connects at least 2 generations who watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and related their day to day things with it. Though, the obsession speaks for itself, but taking it to another level, some fand became entrepreneurs and gave life to their love for F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in the form of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme based cafes in many places within India. So, whenever you happen to visit Kolkata, Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune or Chandigarh, the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. theme cafes will be there to give you a nostalgic feel of your favourite show.

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