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  • In the first season, the street outside Central Perk was just a painted backdrop.
  • The artwork on the walls of the coffee house was always changing.
  • The famous orange velvet sofa was pulled out of the Warner Bros. Studios basement storage.
  • NBC originally thought Central Perk was way too hip and trend. They wanted to set the show in a diner.
  • After filming the last scene in the last episode the cast and crew were each given a piece of the sidewalk from outside the Central Perk as a keepsake.
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Today I went to “Central Perk” (Friends Cafe) in Beijing, China, sharing some photos on tumblr because It’s an awesome place for Friends fandom to go. 

The owner is a hardcore Friends fan calling himself Gunther (luckily married to his Rachel). From the decorations you can see he managed to replicated the cafe from Friends and feel how much he’s invested both money and loves in this cafe.

There’s an interview to the owner Gunther by CNN 4 years ago: x

Address:

Chaowai SOHO, Building A, Room 0616, Beijing, China.

朝阳区朝外大街乙6号朝外SOHO A座0616室