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Luke’s Diner from ‘Gilmore Girls’ Is Popping Up in More Than a Dozen NYC Cafes

Netflix is bringing the TV world’s best diner to life

Gilmore Girls Courtesy of Netflix

Prepare to talk real fast and drink lots of coffee this week as more than a dozen cafes across the city transform into Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls. The cult favorite show is debuting a new season on Netflix next month, and the streaming company is paying for hundreds of coffee shops in the country to turn into the show’s centerpiece diner on Wednesday. According to Eater, Netflix will be paying for the coffee and sending Luke’s-branded aprons and T-shirts to the staff of the shops. Besides 250 free cups of coffee per location, fans who show up will get a "fun surprise under their custom Gilmore Girls coffee sleeve."

In New York, most of the cafes turning into Luke’s are more coffee shop than diner, such as The Bean, Brooklyn Roasting Company, and Ground Central Coffee Co. So it won’t quite be like picking up doughnuts from a gruff yet handsome baseball cap-wearing proprietor, but hey — it still doesn’t hurt to leave a suggestive newspaper horoscope. They’ll be in full Luke’s status from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 5, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be released on November 25. Here’s a full list of participating locations in the city:

Ground Central Coffee Co,, 155 East 52nd St., Midtown

Ground Central Coffee Co., 800 Second Ave., Midtown

The Bean, 824 Broadway, Greenwich Village

The Bean, 147 First Ave., East Village

The Bean, 54 Second Ave., East Village

Local, 144 Sullivan St., Soho

Ground Central Coffee Co., 2 Coenties Slip, FiDi

The Bean, 101 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg

Brooklyn Roasting Company, 200 Flushing Ave., Fort Greene

Sir D’s Lounge, 837 Union St., Park Slope

Everything Goes BookCafe, 208 Bay St., Staten Island

Brew Coffee House, 3217 Philip Ave., Bronx

Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238th St., Bronx


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