To all the F.R.I.E.N.D.S fanatics!


Something really incredible happened in Kolkata recently. Following the footsteps of New York, London, Toronto etc. , the brother-sister duo Mahima and Aditya Bachawat has brought the dreams of many Indians to reality.

Have you wanted to sit on the iconic orange sofa in Central Perk with Gunther at the counter, Rachel or Joey serving coffee while you listen to Pheobe singing “Smelly Cat” on her guitar?

If you have then all your fantasies might just become a reality for you if you’re in Kolkata because the city just welcomed the first ever F.R.I.E.N.D.S. cafe in India!

The owners have tried their very best to bring as much authenticity to it as they possibly can.


And here it is !!!!!

Well alright, it’s not a replica of Central Perk, but it’s a pretty good representation of all the trivia items that will remind you of the show and make you feel that it’s familiar.


For example, they have this!

Yes. For real.

See this!

As themselves being ardent F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans, it only made sense to them to start the cafe with as many F.R.I.E.N.D.S things they could cram into their space.


Pat the dog is there!


This neon Central Perk sign!


Phoebe’s bicycle is there as well


Just outside the Cafe this mural is there too! So much feels!


And you can fulfill your lifelong dream of sitting on that sofa!


and those pictures on the wall having all the most iconic quotes from the show.

The interesting thing about the cafe is their menu is vegetarian keeping with Phoebe’s choices but they do have the dishes made popular by the show, especially Ross’s Thanksgiving Sandwich with the Moistmaker.

All in all, it’s a complete treat and a joy to see someone venturing into the fanbase of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and there’s finally someplace fans can feel like they are living their favourite show.

Kolkata people are too damn lucky and I wish I was in Kolkata right now! What about you? 😀

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