Check out the cafe modeled on the Friends TV series; but what’s up with the $1,000 membership?

Calling fans of the TV series Friends (1994-2004) – now you can step into the world of your favourite characters! Enterprising “superfan” Lim Jit Min started crowdfunding for the cafe six months ago and now the 100-seater space at Central Mall is soft opening on the weekend of 26 Nov 2016.

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Check out the orange couch! Fans will also be happy to check out the differently decorated sections for #teamPhoebe, #teamRoss, #teamMonica, #teamJoey, #teamRachel and #teamChandler.


Food lovers, expect to find cleverly themed cuisine that reflect dishes that the characters loved to eat, as well as new items inspired by quotes from the series. Coffee lovers will be pleased to find six 6 different coffee blends profiled to the 6 different F.R.I.E.N.D.S. characters – the Joey Tribbiani, for instance, is a “full Italian roasted”. It’s the attention to perfect little details like these that already has us hooked!


One last note: just before the opening, Jit Min took the opportunity on Facebook to clarify the concerns around the annual membership option, which is selling at $1,000. The membership includes:

– Priority queue (bring in up to 5 guests at a time)
– Table reservations (includes the Central Perk couch, reservations are a members’ only privilege)
– Event bookings
– Personalised guest invitations to their events
– Exclusive pre launch events and tastings at Central Perk for members to be the first to enjoy the Central Perk experience.

Those without membership, don’t fret! There will be spaces allocated to the public for daily walk-ins to enjoy the cafe; it’s just that members will enjoy more VIP perks. So far, 97 people have taken up the membership, so that means there’s still plenty of room for everyone else to visit.

#01-01 Central Mall, 1 Magazine Road. Tel: 9025 2524,