In case you hadn't heard, Gilmore Girls is coming back on Netflix for four brand-new episodes on November 25. In anticipation of this very important day, Netflix transformed 200 coffee shops across the country to look like Luke's diner from the show. The coffee shops were transformed for one day only — yesterday, October 5 — from 7 a.m. to noon.
Did you miss out? Don't worry. Here are all the best Instagram photos of the event across the country so you can live vicariously through them.
1. The Line
Surprisingly, there weren't a ton of photos showing how long the lines were to get into any of the Luke's pop-up diners, but I think you can get the idea with this photo. Some people had to wait over two hours; other people could walk right in with no problems.
2. The Sign
By far the most popular of the Instagram photos was with the Luke's sign outside of every participating coffee shop.
3. The Baristas
All of the baristas at the pop-up were dressed in Luke's aprons and hats. It was pretty adorable.
Super excited that Reverie is a part of Netflix's Happy Birthday to Gilmore Girl's! They turned the shop into Luke's Diner, flannel, backwards baseball caps, this awesome No Cell Phone sign and of course the classic Luke's Diner sign out front. :) Thanks for being awesome Reverie and Netflix and bringing back memories of me watching GG with my dad and older brother and sister when I was younger. Oyi with the poodles already!
4. No Cell Phones
Of course, it wouldn't be Luke's without a sign telling people to put away their cell phones. I think the fact that someone took a photo of this sign — with their cell phone — kinda says it all.
5. The Coffee Cup
Of course, everyone waiting in line was really in it for the free, limited-supply coffee that came in a Luke's cup.
6. The Quote
Every coffee cup came with a quote from the show, and lots of people were showing them off on Instagram.
7. The Snapchat QR Code
On the other side of the cup, there was a QR code that had a special filter for Snapchat.
Of course, the very best Instagram of all involved Luke himself. Scott Patterson showed up at Comoncy Cafe in Beverly Hills.
The real Luke, with standee Luke at Comoncy in Beverly Hills today for Luke's free coffee day! I love the face on the standee :-) . HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY GILMORE GIRLS! ♡ . From Netflix' story. #GilmoreGirls #gilmoregirlsayearinthelife #ayearinthelife #GilmoreGirlsSeasons #GilmoreGirlsRevival #gilmoregirlsreunion #gilmoregirlsreboot #GilmoreGirlsLastWords #ggrevival #gilmorenews #GilmoreGirlsSlay #GilmoreGirlsSay #lorelaigilmore #rorygilmore #lukedanes #laurengraham #alexisbledel #scottpatterson #lukesdiner #starshollow
9. Luke with Luke
Scott Patterson took photos with the cardboard Luke at the pop-up store.
10. Fake Luke
Here's a better look at that cardboard Luke.
Tried to go to the Luke's pop-up coffee shop today, but like a true Gilmore no matter how hard I tried, I could not get my butt out of bed before 7 so when I got there the line was longer than the entirety of Star's Hollow. So I went home and made coffee in my Luke's mug while wearing my flannel to channel Luke's myself. At least I got to see @alifox_ and @trishband for a second before we all decided even the Gilmores wouldn't wait in that line. #gilmoregirls #coffee #lukescoffee #lukes #itried #kinda #thisphotosisaccidentallyveryfall #fall
11. Flannel Always Wins
My favorite Instagram of the day, however, is this one from @meholdingcoffee. She missed out on the pop-up diner because she slept in, so she decided to wear flannel (like Luke!) and drink coffee out of her ceramic "Luke's" cup.