No fandom perks in Toronto’s Central Perk
Café dubbed as Toronto’s “very own Central Perk Café” disappointed Canadian fans of the hit American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Word had been circulating on Facebook that Toronto will be having their version of the famous coffee shop where Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler Joey and Phoebe usually hang out. The post was even accompanied by the quirky gang’s picture, so it’s not a surprise that fans expected a recreation of the famous set.
However in the recent days, the café has deactivated its Instagram account where they posted photos of the café’s progress.
One of the possible reason is that this “Central Perk” doesn’t look anything like the one on TV.
According to an interview with the Daily Hive, The café has denied any connection with the sitcom.
“There’s been a misunderstanding in terms of what the cafe really is. I just want to make sure that you are aware that the cafe is NOT a replica of the cafe seen on the show Friends nor do we have anything to do with the famous sitcom or Warner Bros. I do understand that our name and logo might be misleading the public and causing a lot of confusion,” a representative said.
The Daily Hive also posted pictures of Toronto’s Central Perk that confirms it. An application to the AGCO indicates that the incoming cafe is to be an internet cafe. Where customers can enjoy binge watching their favorite FRIENDS season or any series for that matter while sipping a cup of coffee.
For Fans of the show who wants to experience the Central Perk set, they might want to try and visit Singapore.