No one loves coffee more than fictional character Lorelai Gilmore, the witty, spirited, single mom who played one half of the “Gilmore Girls.” Yesterday, however, coffee fans across the country got the chance to prove their love for the bean and for this groundbreaking show.

To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first episode of the show, as well as the new upcoming revival, Netflix transformed more than 200 coffee houses across the country into Stars Hollows’ Luke’s Diner, a daily locale for conversations between Lorelai and daughter Rory. Naturally Austin, the home of creative activations thanks to SXSW, participated in the fun at three local coffee shops: Summermoon Coffee Bar, Vintage Heart Coffee, and Caffé Medici. There, Austin fans were rewarded with free coffee and nostalgia from the show.

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This isn’t the first time that Stars Hollow’s characters had an influence on Austin. In 2015 the ATX Television Festival hosted the “Gilmore Girls”  reunion, attended by most of the show’s primary cast who included famous Austin resident Jared Padalecki (Rory’s boyfriend Dean Forester).

Of course, the lines were very long, and some people bailed on the event, but way more fans stuck it out to be part of the fun. For those who just couldn’t wait or couldn’t make, the characters of Stars Hollow will once again come alive and make us all feel bad about not reading more books starting November 25 on Netflix.

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@gilmoregirls Lukes!!!!!

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You've been Gilmored! ☕️ #gilmoregirlsrevival

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#gilmoregirls #coffeecoffeecoffee

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Vintage Heart






Much happier now! #wildclementine #lukesdiner #happybirthdaygilmoregirls

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Caffé Medici


A piece of Stars Hollow right here in Austin! #gilmoregirls

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7AM date with Luke #gilly

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Coffee from Luke's Diner this morning. @netflix @gilmoregirls

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#paulankathedog #gilmoreday

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