Primark Launches a Friends-Themed Café — and We're Planning a Weekend Trip ASAP
Primark has opened the Friends-themed café of your dreams at its Market Street location in Manchester. The launch coincides with the 25th anniversary of the beloved sitcom that first aired in 1994 and continues to be one of the most streamed shows of all time.
The space is a replica of the cast's favourite chill spot, Central Perk, and it's the first of its kind in the UK. "We are hugely excited to be bringing the first branded Central Perk Café in fashion retail in the UK to the British high street. Customers can relax and have fun there whilst also enjoying our amazing fashion at amazing prices in our Manchester store," shared Tim Kelly, Primark's director of new business development, with Cosmopolitan.
Primark's Central Perk Café is fitted with some truly '90s furnishings, from that iconic orange couch to New York-inspired drinks and giant coffee cups. The café also offers exclusive Friends memorabilia and boasts ethically sourced coffee beans with compostable cups — win-win!
Are you a Rachel, Phoebe or Monica? Time to grab your favourite friends, plan a weekend trip to Manchester, and cop a nostalgic 'gram from the Central Perk. Extra points if you're brave enough to take to the stage and perform "Smelly Cat."