Central Perk

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6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie
In the Insta-conscious world of 2018, it seems coffee is a drink best consumed with a Macbook and a side of exposed brick wall. Easy to forget, then, that it’s actually best enjoyed with friends, or in the case of Central Perk, Friends, the seminal sitcom from which it takes its inspiration. A fairly faithful replica of the show’s beloved coffee house, its lattés (32RMB) are alright, episodes play on the TV from opening to close, and despite being found in the soulless Chaowai SOHO, it’s among the more cosier cafs in the city. Novelty, sure, but it’s certainly doing something that no other in Beijing is.

Good for Superfandom; a hungover Friends binge.
What you’re eating Themed snacks – Chandler Muffin anyone?
Venue name: Central Perk
Opening hours: Midday-10pm daily
English address: 0616, Bldg A, Chaowai SOHO, 6, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区朝阳门外大街,朝外SOHOA区0616室
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