I’ll Be There For You in Central Perk

F.R.I.E.N.D.S, a well loved American sitcom, inspired Jit Min to open her own themed cafe through a crowd-funding platform. Episodes in the series typically depict the friends’ romantic and funny adventures while this restaurant will take you to a gastronomic adventure of a lifetime. See how this restaurant started along with the new items in store in the next few weeks.

Central Perk Logo
Central Perk Front Menu
Central Perk Back Menu

TF: When did you start and what’s the inspiration behind your business?


JML: I have always wanted to open a F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed cafe many years back but was unsure of the demand, in my previous job as a headhunter, i was interviewing a candidate and he pointed me in the direction of crowdfunding platforms and i saw it as a powerful marketing tool to gauge if there was a real demand for this cafe. So i produced a video with friends on this and posted it on June 5 2016, it got viral attracting investors, partners and fans who helped built it and we opened in November 2016.

Central Perk

TF: What sets you apart from another businesses? Do you have a motto or creed that you follow?

JML: It is that love and passion for the show which ensures we do not compromise on quality of the Friends experience we bring. Our motto: Recreating F.R.I.E.N.D.S, one coffee cup at a time.

You can enjoy Central Perk alone
or even with your F.R.I.E.N.D.S

TF: What are the best selling items in the menu?

JML: Janice oh my god baby back ribs, Joey ride along sandwich, Ross moist maker sandwich, Cheesecake from mama bakery.

Janice Oh My God Baby Back Ribs
Joey’s “You’re My Everest” Turkey
Chandler’s Thanksgiving Chicken
Mrs. Braverman’s Cheesecake

TF: Do you have plans to expand outside Singapore?

JML: Yes we are in talks with interested partners to bring the brand overseas.

Heavy Fudge Chocolate Mudcake
Choose your own F.R.I.E.N.D.S inspired coffee

TF: What will be the new items in your menu in the next 6 months?

JML: We actually list out every food item that was mentioned in the show / inspired dishes and we came up with a list of over 400 items.
The current menu has about 50 items and we have a lot in store. We are actually revamping and adding some items next week.
Some additions are Eggs Benedict: The one made from the Chick and Duck, Phoebe you are my lobster pasta. Stay tuned:)

Central Perk is located at 01-01 Central Mall, 1 Magazine Road Singapore 059567. They are open from 10 am – 10 pm (Tuesday – Sunday), closed every Monday.

You can check out their social media pages:

Instagram: centralperksg
Facebook:Central Perk Singapore
Website: http://centralperk.sg

The verdict: It’s an ACE! (extra special since I’m a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fanatic)
The Tennis Foodie’s favorite: Heavy Fudge Chocolate Mudcake and Janice Oh My God Baby Back Ribs

Thank you to Jit Min for sharing some amazing photos from Central Perk.

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