For Gilmore Girls fans all around the nation, Wednesday represented their chance to experience a (quite literal) cornerstone of Stars Hollow when Netflix transformed 200 coffee shops into pop-up versions of Luke’s Diner. For most fans, their experience included a free cup of coffee, baristas wearing flannel, the chance to pose with the “Luke’s” sign, and a cardboard cutout of the grumpy owner himself (which was naturally paired with a list of rules).
But for Gilmore Girls fans at Comoncy Cafe in Beverly Hills, California, well, they got a lot more than a cardboard cutout. Gilmore Girls actor Scott Patterson, who portrayed Luke Danes in the original series and will return in the upcoming revival, put on a flannel shirt, a baseball cap — though not backwards — and served coffee to the fans waiting in line.
Good news: There are no reports that anyone was thrown out of the diner, although that’s probably because Taylor didn’t show up.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hits Netflix on Nov. 25.