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Tourists take photos outside a temporary 'pop up' reproduction of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop, a center piece set of the television situation comedy 'Friends' in New York September 17, 2014. Obsessed 'Friends' fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. 'Central Perk' was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of their revolving-door love lives, work traumas, make-ups and break-ups. To mark the 20th anniversary of the sitcom, sponsors opened a mock-up of the coffee bar, where New Yorkers and tourists alike took photographs on the orange sofa from the show, shopped for souvenirs and got free coffee. AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists line up outside a temporary 'pop up' reproduction of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop, a center piece set of the television situation comedy 'Friends' in New York September 17, 2014. Obsessed 'Friends' fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. 'Central Perk' was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of their revolving-door love lives, work traumas, make-ups and break-ups. To mark the 20th anniversary of the sitcom, sponsors opened a mock-up of the coffee bar, where New Yorkers and tourists alike took photographs on the orange sofa from the show, shopped for souvenirs and got free coffee. AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman walks inside a temporary 'pop up' reproduction of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop, a center piece set of the television situation comedy 'Friends' in New York September 15, 2014. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 22, 1994, premiere of 'Friends,' the Eight O'Clock Coffee Company, a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages and Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. subsidiary, will open 'Central Perk' to the public from September 17, through October 18, and serve free coffee. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: K. Lee Graham, Miss Teen USA (L) and Nia Sanchez, Miss Usa attend the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Actress Zabryna Guevara attends the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
Tourists line up outside a temporary 'pop up' reproduction of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop, a center piece set of the television situation comedy 'Friends' in New York September 17, 2014. Obsessed 'Friends' fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. 'Central Perk' was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of their revolving-door love lives, work traumas, make-ups and break-ups. To mark the 20th anniversary of the sitcom, sponsors opened a mock-up of the coffee bar, where New Yorkers and tourists alike took photographs on the orange sofa from the show, shopped for souvenirs and got free coffee. AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: General atmosphere at the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Musician Danny Wilde of band The Rembrandts, actor James Michael Tyler and musician Phil Solem of band The Rembrandts attend the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Musician Danny Wilde (L) of band The Rembrandts, and musician Phil Solem of band The Rembrandts attend the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Musician Danny Wilde of band The Rembrandts, actor James Michael Tyler and musician Phil Solem of band The Rembrandts attend the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor James Michael Tyler attends the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Gina Naomi Baez and Tinkerbelle the dog attends the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of 'Friends' on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
A coffee cup is seen in a temporary 'pop up' reproduction of the 'Central Perk' coffee shop, a center piece set of the television situation comedy 'Friends' in New York September 15, 2014. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 22, 1994, premiere of 'Friends,' the Eight O'Clock Coffee Company, a subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages and Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. subsidiary, will open 'Central Perk' to the public from September 17, through October 18, and serve free coffee. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
In line for the pop-up #Friends #CentralPerk #CoffeeShop replica. Closes 10/18! #Friends20 #Soho #NYC #dontsithome http://t.co/kz8koj6SUy
Just chilling on the central perk couch. #centralperk #friends #friends20th #HowYouDoin http://t.co/4qPIzGPF1B
I got of the plane #Friends20th #CentralPerk http://t.co/bhI1QL2ADv
Getting friendly on the Friends sofa #CentralPerk @TMichelleMurphy http://t.co/6vi54J2BmT
Throw back to sitting on the coolest couch there is. #centralperk #friends http://t.co/754oDM1Jzt
Live from #CentralPerk! #Friends20 http://t.co/mi1dxf1Jjx
The One Where I Had Coffee With Gunther.
๐Ÿ™†โค I TOLD YA! I FREAKED OUT! I do not look good at all but, I SAT ON THE COUCH THO! I SAT ON THE COOOUCH! #Friends #CentralPerk
#MONICA ๐Ÿ™†โค OH GOOOSH!
I didn't want to cry (bc they are humans just like me) but.. When i sat on the couch i just ... ๐Ÿ™† idk. And then everyone was looking at me and the photographers were like: oooh that's so sweet! And then the guy who took my pic on the couch gave me a coffee. I think he was the sweet one. Btw, he was pretty cute hahah. #Friends #CentralPerk
THAT COUCH THO!! ๐Ÿ’› #Friends #CentralPerk
THIS WAS SOOO FREAKING COOL!!! LIKE... ๐Ÿ™† #Friends #CentralPerk
Phoebe Buffay ma fav!!! #PhoebeBuffay #Friends #CentralPerk ๐Ÿ™†โค
Most important meal of the day...+ coffee... #lafayettest #centralperk #NewYorkCity #joshgtravels
Accidentally stumbled upon #centralperk and it made me oh so very #happy to be a #tourist in my own city #nyc #soho #gay #instagay #latergram #thesehashtagsmakemeagianttool
"I'll be there for you..." #centralperk #friends #nyc #happy
O sofรก mais famoso do mundo inteiro! #friends #centralperk #orangesofa
@liannasemegran @CarlyECroll @GraceCGreen @annaworrall AM chillin' at Central Perk!! http://t.co/7GY39bUbX0
The Rembrandts featuring "Gunther" on "I'll Be There For You" #Friends20 #Friends
Central Perk w/ Rachel and Gunther...no, really.... ;) #Friends20 #Friends #CentralPerk #Gunther
Gunther and The Rembrandts do "Smelly Cat" #Friends20 #Friends #SmellyCat #Gunther #TheRembrandts
Photo op at Central Perk! #nyc #nycgirl #flightattendant #crewlife #friends #friends20th #illbethereforyou #coffee #coffeebreak #girlfriends #thatcouch #onceinalifetime #tvclassic #cultclassic #centralperk #centralpark #breaktime
Friends is coming back! Now with two new cast members... Chandlers distant Persian cousin and Phoebes even quirkier Mexican half sister #friendsreunion #centralperk #theactualcouch
On the set of friends ! #centralperk #Here4Rachel
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By ALEXIS SHAW

While Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Ross and Phoebe were the stars of "Friends," you can make the case that the seventh character of the show was the gang's go-to coffee shop, Central Perk.

The beloved café, with its plush orange couches and grumpy baristas, was a mainstay for the six friends to mingle and mix, serving as the home of many of the show's big moments. (Who could forget Phoebe's "Smelly Cat" tirades?)

In honor of the show's 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. and Eight O'Clock Coffee worked to open a pop-up replica of Central Perk opened in New York.

Offering free snacks and coffee, as well as a time warp into the world of the treasured '90s show with ample memorabilia on display, the shop has come to life for one month only.

"Friends" aficionados and coffee fanatics alike lined up for its grand opening on Wednesday, and the lines are likely to surge until it shutters its doors on October 18.

Relive more "Friends" moments by clicking through this gallery:

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FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 10 -- Pictured: Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Dr. Ross Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS - 'The One With The Engagement Picture' -- Episode 5 -- Aired 11/2/2000 -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- NBCU Photo Bank
This photo released by Warner Bros shows the cast of "Friends" from the final episode which wil air May 6, 2004 on NBC. It was taken in Burbank, Calif, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004. From left are Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, David Schwimmer as Ross, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, Matthew Perry as Chandler and Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica. (AP Photo/Danny Feld, Warner Bros)
The cast of television's "Friends", from left: Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer appear during the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
The cast members of the television show "Friends" arrive at New York's Rockefeller Center for NBC's 75th Anniversary event Sunday May 5, 2002. From left: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquettte, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
FRIENDS -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Fake Monica' Episode 21 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani (Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One After 'I Do' -- Episode 1 -- Aired 09/27/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller-Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green-- Photo by: Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Christmas In Tulsa' -- Episode 10 -- Aired 12/12/2002 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox-Arquette as Monica Geller Bing, Lisa Kudrow Phoebe Buffay, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One Where the Stripper Cries' -- Episode 11 -- Aired 2/5/2004 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, Matthew Perry as Chandler -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Boob Job' -- Epsiode 16 -- Aired 2/20/2003 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox-Arquette as Monica Geller Bing, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- Warner Bros. Photo
FRIENDS -- 'The One With Monica And Chandler's Wedding' -- Episode 24 -- Aired 5/17/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller-Bing, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green -- Photo by: Danny Feld/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIENDS -- 'The One With The Embryos' -- Episode 12 -- Aired 1/15/1998 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Embryos' Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing (Photo by J. Delvalle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One That Could Have Been: Part 1, 2' Episode 15, 16 -- Pictured: (l-r) Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIENDS -- 'The One with the Embryos' Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Debra Jo Rupp as Alice Knight Buffay, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Giovanni Ribisi as Frank Buffay Jr., Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay (Photo by J. Delvalle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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