Wouldn’t it be nice if you could relive moments from your favourite movie or TV series? Maybe enjoy a cup of coffee at Central Perk or savour Westerosi lemon cakes like Sansa Stark? There is no escaping the influence that TV shows have on our mindset. And now fans have a chance to dine in the setting that they’ve only seen on-screen.Thankfully, these restaurants and cafes around the country are serving just the right thing for TV and movie buffs like you.
Cafe F.R.N.D.S, Pune
There’s a reason why F.R.I.E.N.D.S is still hugely popular. Why Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey are so close to our hearts. These six New Yorkers have shared much more than a cup of coffee over the course of 10 years. Well, if you can’t get enough of the show after all this time, then perhaps a visit to Central Perk is the fix you need. Or maybe Central Perk could come to you. Central Perk 7, a F.R.I.E.N.D.S-themed cafe in Pune has taken the love for the show to new heights. From the iconic purple door to the classic orange couch and even a snippet of Monica’s kitchen, the decor screams of nineties nostalgia, so does the menu.
Where - D.P Road, Chaitanya Nagar, Kothrud, Pune
Cafe Terra, Bengaluru
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A perfect English breakfast and a never-ending dose of comic books, Cafe Terra serves the best of both worlds. Probably one of the first places to introduce the concept of all-day breakfast in Koramangala, Cafe Terra is a great place for laidback mornings. With shelves overflowing with comic books and a touch of old-school charm, this place is hard to resist. The menu not only boasts of big fat breakfasts but also has a lot in store for those with a sweet tooth. One can also try out the lunch-time meals here like red and green Thai curry with rice and salad and Tibetan thukpa.
Where - 1004, Wipro Signal, 80 Feet Road, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
The Black Pearl, Chennai
Fascinated by salt-soaked seafarers? Head to India’s largest pirate-themed restaurant in Chennai. Bringing their love for the franchise to life, owners Srikanata Upadhyay and Vandana Upadhyay have incorporated the spirit of Jack Sparrow to the tee. In addition to being welcomed by Jack Sparrow, Davy Jones and Hector Barbossa, guests can also enjoy the themed interiors that reflect the life aboard a pirate ship. Serving a massive and filling buffet, The Black Pearl is a haven for meat-lovers.
Where - 55/292/132, Ground Floor, OMR Service Road, Sholinganallur, Chennai
The Westeros, Delhi
You might have mixed feelings about the series finale, but there is no denying that the Game Of Thrones franchise had become a way of life when it was at its peak. It won’t be an exaggeration if we call it a phenomenon that had taken the world by storm. Luring fans from around the country, The Westeros in Delhi sure leaves a long lasting impression. The intricate interiors, warm hospitality and eclectic menu are definitely worth a visit. While you might have lost your chance to rule the seven kingdoms, a king/queen size meal might be right up your alley.
Where - O-14, Veer Savarkar Marg, Block O, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi,
Hogwarts Kafe, Delhi
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Still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter to arrive? Our obsession with a certain boy wizard has redefined fandom altogether. From dressing up as your favourite HP character to looking for the perfect pint of buttterbeer, we’ve all been there, done that. With umpteen number of trivia and personality quizzes available online, the Potter fever still seems to be doing the rounds, even though it’s been a decade since the last movie was released. To be honest, who doesn’t like a little bit of magic in their lives? Dining in the great hall, hoarding on sweets and snacks aboard the Hogwarts Express, and fighting dark witches and wizards - experiencing all this might sound like a far-fetched dream. Not anymore though. Designed to look like Hogsmeade village, Delhi’s Hogwarts Kafe sure has some spells up its sleeve. With a quirky menu that boasts of Harry Potter-themed dishes, this cafe is a must-visit.
Where - The Hogwarts Kafe, C 2/19, Upper Ground Floor, Near Prudent School, Ashok Vihar Phase 2, New Delhi