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People Are Absolutely Freaking Out Over the Luke’s Diner Pop-Ups

Where Netflix leads, Gilmore Girls fans will follow

A Luke’s Diner pop-up in Boston
Dana Hatic/Eater Boston

Ahead of the four-episode revival of Gilmore Girls, Netflix converted nearly 200 cafes into the series’ most recognizable dining spot: Luke’s Diner. The pop-ups are serving free coffee, courtesy of Netflix, and will be open for one day only: Wednesday. Several cafes have already reported long lines and some have even seen fans camping out to ensure their entry.

As of Wednesday morning, #LukesDiner was one of the top ten trending topics on Twitter, where users shared photos and videos of the lines to get in:

45 mins later, and I'm almost there #lukesdiner

A photo posted by Lindsay Galan-Skinner (@fiercelymagenta) on

Happy Birthday @gilmoregirls! This is what we're working with for #lukesdiner near D.C.! #gilmoregirls #willworkforcoffee

A photo posted by Jessica Grammer (@instajgrammer) on

Others have offered a peek at the interior of the cafes, which have been outfitted to look like the real Luke’s:

A worker at Sipper’s Coffeehouse in Jacksonville, Florida said there was a line out the door by 6:30 a.m. and the line remained out the door at 9:30 a.m. She added that the shop would likely soon run out of the Luke’s Diner-branded cups it was given by Netflix: “We were given 500 cups and we’re already almost out of those. It’s crazy.”

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