Stroking your small-screen nostalgia from well-beloved shows like Friend’s Central Perk to How I Met Your Mother’s Mclaren’s Pub, our favorite television shows have always had their trademark hang out spots where the heart of the story happens. Binge-watching from a safe distance, you can’t help but want to grab a chair and join in on the banter beyond the squared borders. But dreams can come true, and it’s through these five spots we’ve gathered that look like they jumped out straight from the set to your neighborhood’s doorstep. – CASA BIANCA
Big Boy Diner
Warping you back to a time where rock and roll and doo-wop dominated the waves, experience a slice of drama as you sit a day in the life of Riverdale’s “Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe.” With a menu that boasts of one-part teen sass and two-parts mystery, dine in a world where you can spend a dime with your own Jughead for only 50-200 pesos.
128 Domingo Avenue, Barangay Siena, Quezon City
Restock Coffee And Curiosities
Amidst the constant flow of traffic and Makati’s busy streets lies a quiet hub tucked in a corner where our eyes often overlook. A place where bittersweet drama brews, Restock Coffee And Curiosities could pass off as one of the closest league we can get within the circle of teen queen’s Pretty Little Liars’ “The Brew” and lives up to it’s name, serving you a hot cup of coffee with two cups curiosities. With an industrial interior that holds evolving artworks and music, the space itself comes alive as it changes along with it’s art.
7635 Guijo Street, Makati City, Philippines
Being an extension of Ted’s own living room, we live a day in the life of the quirky quartet in How I Met Your Mother’s very own McLaren’s Pub.
2F 220-B Wilson St. Greenhills, San Juan City
Hole In The Wall
Having vibes that are painstakingly similar to Monets, a cafe from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Hole In The Wall gives you more than enough reasons to fill yourself up with the comfort of a good company: food and coffee.
Century City Mall, 1210, Kalayaan Ave, Makati, Metro Manila