The Central Perk

To those who are familiar with the TV show ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S.’, ‘The Central Perk’ is more than just a café - but a place at where most of the show’s best moments took place. Born out of two entrepreneurs’ idea to bring the community together following the events of 21/4, ‘The Central Perk’ in Colombo is a tribute to a show which won the hearts of millions across the globe and to the ‘90s entertainment culture. Stroll along the ocean front of Marine Drive, Colombo 3, to where Monica’s bright purple door delightfully beckons; a bistro re-incarnation of the famous café frequented by six of the most iconic characters in television history.

The Menu

Think ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S.’ - choose from scrumptious relishes named after some of the most famous catchphrases by Joey, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Ross and Phoebe. Start off with ‘Am I Weird’; the Sweet Potato Fries and venture onto the bigger courses. ‘How You Doin?’ gives you the bistro’s Signature Fried Chicken while ‘Joey Doesn’t Share Food’ tempts with a flavour-packed Chicken Shawarma. ‘Pivot’ and opt for the Falafel or ‘Je-Depli-MBlue’, the Cordon Bleu.

The Drink Basics are here; refreshing cups of Cappucino, Espresso, Latte and Americano are your choices. Go for the Flavoured Latte of Tiramisu or Rose or a chilled glass of the Hazel Ice Fusion or the Strawberry Cream. These go well with the bistro’s Shisha offerings: get yourself a Kiwi-Mint-Habibi, a Strawberry Iced Tea or a Central Mint Fusion.

‘The Central Perk’ strays is its Shisha facilities. Flavours range from fruity to mint and come in single and double offerings.

The Experience

Three stories purely dedicated to ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S.’; a non-smoking lounge, a smoking lounge and a rooftop that’s open to patrons after 5:00pm. As you dine, you’re surrounded by references to some of the show’s best moments that left you in stitches. Settle into your chosen seating area; be it sturdy sofas, wooden or iron high-backed chairs or the famous orange couch, which the ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S.’ in the show would only ever sit in! For those who’d want more of a tropical aura, breathtaking views of the rippling ocean await. Mood music and random ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S.’ trivia quizzes are a promise; get yourself a refreshing cup of coffee and revisit all of your favourite ‘F. R. I. E. N. D. S’ moments in the company of loved ones and peers.

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Starting price

LKR 500 Upwards

Business Hours

02.00pm - 11.00pm, Wednesday to Monday


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