The Golden Girls Cafe Is Officially Open for Business and We Can’t Wait to Go
What is it about the ’80s that keeps us all coming back for more? It seems like no matter where you turn these days, everyone’s got some vintage love to share — just check out these old-school fashion essentials or the resurgence of Lisa Frank for proof.
There’s also TV faves, like the’80s cult sitcom The Golden Girls, which took place in a house shared by four senior women: Dorothy, her mother Sophia, Rose, and sexy Blanche. Rumors have been swirling about an opening date for a cafe celebrating these four ladies for a while now, and the shop has finally opened this weekend in New York, elevating our #SquadGoals to a whole new level.
The restaurant, created by the son of Rue McClanahan and her longtime friend Michael LaRue, features bathrooms painstakingly recreated to look like the one on the show, memorabilia, and even a table set to look like the famous kitchen from the show. With walls dedicated to each of the four ladies, owner Michael hopes that the last surviving golden girl, icon Betty White, will make it into the cafe for some cheesecake and chats.
Though lines are sure to be long for a while, with people coming back more than once this opening weekend, we foresee the cafe (properly called Rue La Rue) in the Washington Heights neighborhood to be around for quite a while. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan your trip sooner rather than later, though: Once Betty White goes through those doors, it’ll probably be next to impossible to get into the cafe!
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(h/t New York Times; photos via ABC Archives/Getty)