Sunday, 17 May 2015

There's A Central Perk... In LIVERPOOL!

central perk in liverpool

Visiting Central Perk in Liverpool

If you're a Friends fan, you've got to visit Central Perk in Liverpool, it is the cutest cafe in all the land! It may not be the real thing (well, d'uh) but it's pretty close to it!

I’ve been to my fair share of cafes and tea rooms, and they’re usually either hipster or shabby chic. But Central Perk, as you may have guessed by now, is a New York style coffee shop completely inspired by Friends.

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I have always been a fan of Friends, ever since the mid 90’s, my mum's friend used to come round on Fridays and I'd sit there and watch it with her. She never missed an episode and neither did I. 

Being 9 or 10 years old at the time, I didn’t get all of the jokes but I grew up watching Friends and it remains as one my ultimate favourite TV show (along with Sex And The City). I was sad when it ended but it was actually possible to watch the re-runs 8 times a day when e4 aired it and I have the box set so it’s like it never even ended.

Even now, not a day goes by without unintentionally reference and quote Friends - yeah, I realise how annoying that must sound - but something always reminds me of an episode of Friends! When people say they’ve never watched it before or that they just don’t “get it”, I look at them like WHUTTTT? R U FROM MARS?

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central perk liverpool

Anyway! Back to the cafe! Central Perk in Liverpool is on Hatton Garden. Conveniently located opposite Travelodge Liverpool Central hotel we were staying at. I heard about the cafe through Instagram and blogs, and I wanted to continue the chain of word-of-mouth. If you’re a Friends mega fan like me, you will LOVE it!!

central perk liverpool

The front of the cafe has all the recognisable Central Perk logo, and when you walk in, the first thing you will notice is the sound of the Friends playing on the large screen TV’s which have large gold frames around them. Then you’ll probably notice the big orange couch which everyone fights to sit in - the main couch is never empty.

The cafe is a cute replica of the one in Friends. It is small and compact but it has all of the right details in all the right places. My favourite thing about the cafe is that they play episodes of Friends, it adds to the theme and overall experience. 

caramel latte

There’s a large selection of coffees (Friends inspired coffee blends), milkshakes and cold drinks on the menu as well as sandwiches, wraps, panini’s, waffles and pancakes. There’s also a variety of delicious cakes, American desserts and snacks. I enjoyed an caramel latte and a white chocolate cheesecake.

central perk cafe
central perk cafe

We didn’t stay long enough to experience the events that Central Perk hosts but they have movie nights, Phoebe Buffay style open mic night, and cafe quiz. Sounds like my kind of evening entertainment! 

It’s a nice place for everyone to go and hang out, even if you're not a fan of the TV show. I think they’ve just opened another cafe in Liverpool on Bold Street but I hope they bring Central Perk further up north! It would be like my second home!

Come and see what else I got up to in Liverpool in my travel diary!

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18 comments

  1. There's a Central Perks in Chester that I've been wanting to visit for ages! It seems like such a fun place to visit.
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  2. When I saw your photo on Instagram, I SO hoped that this was gonna be in London. Dammit! Think I need to plan a trip to Liverpool! x

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  3. I love visiting Central Perk - but have never managed to get on the couch. Its always quite busy. I am a huge Friends fan too & think they've done a pretty good job or re creating Central Perk. Its always so much fun to visit & they do great coffee too
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  4. I was contemplating a trip to Liverpool soon but this has me sold! Friends is one of my favourite shows so this is very much up my alley! xo

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  5. This is TOO BLOODY COOL! One of my dreams was to watch a live show of friends being filmed and I regret never fulfilling it! This is the next best thing. Thanks soooo much for sharing, it's on my bucket list now xx

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  6. I'm SO excited that this lil cafe is in my new city! I can't wait to visit, thanks for the heads up Sarah! (:

    L x

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  7. How cool! LOVE Friends! I went to the NYC pop up Central Perk cafe last year...pics on this post if you are interested: http://kadslife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/new-york-city-intinary-5-nights-6-days.html?m=1

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  8. OH MY GOD how amazing, need to go!
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  9. You know, i live near liverpool and ive never been here, maybe i should take a trip one day haha =]

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  10. Could I BE anymore jealous?!




    ;)
    Popped this on my list of things to do when I'm back in the UK for Christmas! xx

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  11. Woh I never knew this place existed! My sister is a huge Friends fan and I'm sure she'd be in love with this place. It's spot on!

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  12. I cannot express my excitement in actual words! I did not know this place existed and it's in Liverpool?!?!? I'm definitely going on a day trip now this is amazing!!
    I'm a huge friends fan and fellow box set owner :)

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  13. I love it! I'm the same I've been watching Friends since I can remember, I grew up watching it and I don't think I go a day without seeing it on TV even if it is just 5 minutes - promise I'm not obsessed- it just always seems to be on! My group of friends are constantly referencing friends to the point where I think other people around us get annoyed haha!

    Great post
    Aimee x
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  14. I have never wanted to go back to Liverpool so much :'D This place looks amazing so thanks for sharing!
    Will definitely be adding it to the ever growing list of days out!

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  15. looks like fun!

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  16. I never knew this place existed! It looks incredible, I still laugh so much when I watch friends, I'd say Ross is my favourite. I must plan a visit here soon!

    Sammie

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  17. If they open one down in the South East, then I will probably just set up camp in there.

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  18. I remember when they opened a Central Perk in London but you actually couldn't get food or drink there if I remember rightly as it was basically to showcase memorabilia from the show at the time.

    Victoria x
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