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San Antonio coffee spot joins national homage to Gilmore Girls

San Antonio coffee spot joins national homage to Gilmore Girls

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A pop-up event at a San Antonio coffee shop will summon Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. Photo courtesy of Gilmore Girls/CW

As a ramp-up to the Netflix revival of '00s TV show Gilmore Girls, one special coffee shop in San Antonio will host a one-day pop-up in which it briefly recreates the spirit of Luke's Diner.

White Elephant Coffee Company at 1415 S. Presa St. in San Antonio will join a national event on October 5 where more than 200 diners across the country will give out free coffee from 7 am to noon, channeling the Gilmore Girls' set-piece.

The event seems to consist mainly of free coffee, with custom sleeves on the cups that share promotional info. Baristas will wear Luke's Diner aprons and T-shirts. Fans of the show can congregate and salivate over the imminent return of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which will premiere on Netflix on November 25. The entire series was released on Netflix in July.

Just the opportunity to go and get a cup of coffee at Luke's Diner, even a temporary one that is really only virtual, will be exciting. Plus, photo opp.

The full list is an unusual collection of shops that seems to be chosen mostly by their indie status, and by their location, with shops in key cities across the country. A total of 14 shops across Texas will join the event.

According to one shop employee who asked not to be named, the stores were given a minimum amount of information about how the event would unfurl, and participating employees were required to sign nondisclosure agreements.