Fans get their ‘Gilmore Girls’ on at Luke’s Diner pop-up coffee shops


Good news for fans of the soon-to-be-revived “Gilmore Girls” looking for a Wednesday pick-me-up: Netflix has taken over more than 200 coffee shops nationwide and made them into mini-Luke’s Diners.

To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the “Gilmore Girls” premiere in 2000, the streaming service has refashioned local coffee shops into little pieces of Stars Hollow where fans can hang out and sip a free cup of joe, just like Lorelai and Rory.

Fox Coffee House in Long Beach, as well as the Comoncy locations in Studio City and Beverly Hills all participated in the event that drew massive crowds at 7 a.m.


Los Angeles Times reporter Laura Nelson was on the ground in Studio City to witness the fandom first hand, tweeting her experience with the long line.

While Nelson was eventually forced to abandon her place, she was able to sneak inside to snap photos of the authentic “Gilmore Girls” decor.

A sign for Luke's Diner outside Comoncy in Studio City.
A sign for Luke’s Diner outside Comoncy in Studio City.
(Laura Nelson / Los Angeles Times )

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A cardboard cutout of resident grump Luke (Scott Patterson) added to the authenticity of the faux Luke's Diner decor.
A cardboard cutout of resident grump Luke (Scott Patterson) added to the authenticity of the faux Luke’s Diner decor.
(Laura Nelson / Los Angeles Times )

The pop-up coffee shops weren’t the only way Netflix was anxious to stir fan excitement for the November release of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”; the streaming service also dropped a new featurette with the stars of the series discussing why they’re so happy to be back in the show’s universe, including all three Gilmore girls, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop.

“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will debut Nov. 25, with four 90-minute episodes, each encompassing one of the four seasons.

For “Gilmore” newbies, get caught up with all seven seasons in just seven minutes here.


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