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‘Gilmore Girls' Fans Rejoice: Luke's Diner is Coming to the Bay Area

Listen up, "Gilmore Girls" fans. Luke's Diner is headed to a cafe near you.

As part of a promotional blitz advertising the show’s revival series, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Netflix will on Wednesday transform 250 cafes nationwide into the beloved Stars Hollow diner where Rory and Lorelei got their daily caffeine fix.

The pop ups will open on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 7 a.m. and run until noon. Fanatics of the show might remember that the date marks the 16th anniversary of the show’s debut on the WB.

In addition to paying for the first 250 cups of coffee, the streaming service will be outfitting each location with “Luke’s Diner” t-shirts, aprons and other “essentials,” according to a press release. A “fun surprise” will also await Gilmore Groupies who attend one of the pop-ups. (No word yet on whether that surprise includes a grouchy, flannel-wearing barista, but we can all hope, right?)

Here are the Bay Area coffee joints taking part. A full list of nationwide locations can be found here

  • Hive, a Place to Bee in Oakland
  • Awaken Café on Broadway in Oakland
  • Palio Café in San Francisco
  • Roy’s Station Coffee & Tea in San Jose

Gilmore Groupies hoping to take home swag should plan on arriving early, as supplies are apparently limited.

“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will debut on Nov. 25 and includes four mini-movies, each taking place over the course of a season.

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