Sixteen years to the day after the pilot of the cult favorite TV series "Gilmore Girls" aired on TV, fans will be able to get a real-life feel of Luke's Diner in over 200 cafes across the U.S., including in New York City.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, a dozen coffee shops in the city will be transforming into the beloved greasy spoon ahead of the "Gilmore Girls" reboot on Netflix, to be released on Nov. 25.
Netflix is sponsoring the one-day conversion of the shops, according to Eater NY, and it will be providing the cafes with "all the Luke's Diner essentials," including branded aprons and T-shirts.
The pop-ups will run from 7 a.m. to noon, but those hoping for a free cup of coffee and other "Gilmore Girls" swag and surprises should arrive early, as supplies are limited. Snapcodes on custom coffee cups will also unlock a special "Gilmore Girls" filter for 24 hours.
The following coffee shops in New York City are participating, according to a townofstarshollow.org:
- The Bean 101 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
- Sir D's Lounge 837 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
- Brooklyn Roasting Company 200 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
- Mon Amour Coffee and Wine 234 W 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463
- Ground Central Coffee Co. 155 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
- Ground Central Coffee Co 800 Second Ave, New York, NY 10017
- Ground Central Coffee Co. 2 Coenties Slip, New York, NY 10004
- The Bean 147 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
- The Bean 824 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
- The Bean 54 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
- Local 144 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012
- Everything Goes Book Cafe 208 Bay St Staten Island, NY 10301
The Short Grain in Jersey City, New Jersey and the Metro Cafe and Peter B's Espresso in Hartford, Connecticut, are also on the list.
The new show, which will debut in four 90-minute installments, will be called "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life."
The revival was officially announced in January (after months of speculation), when Netflix and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed that Graham, TV daughter Alexis Bledel, TV mom Kelly Bishop and TV true love Scott Patterson had all signed on for the then-untitled project.
Since then, it's been confirmed that Melissa McCarthy is returning along with all the other old Stars Hollow residents, along with newbies Sutton Foster and Mae Whitman (who played Graham's other TV daughter on "Parenthood").