Amazon opens a 'Fleabag' pop-up guinea pig cafe in L.A.
The Emmy-nominated show is running on Amazon Prime in the U.S.
Aug 08, 2019
Fans of "Fleabag," the bittersweet award-winning comedy by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, can now experience a real-life "guinea pig cafe," opened as a pop-up in L.A. in homage to the heroine's business in the show.
Amazon is behind "Hilary's Cafe" which is open on L.A.'s Melrose Avenue until August 9, and according to Entertainment Weekly, not only does it have guinea pig memorabilia but real live guinea pigs too. Cages line the wall of the room and customers, who get free snacks on a first-come, first-served basis, can even pet them too. (Just don't get too presumptuous and play with them for too long, like the priest in Series 2.)
Posters and quotes from the show also adorn the walls and there's a replica of the headless woman statue that Fleabag steals from her stepmother, played by Olivia Colman, in the show.
Originally launched on the BBC in the U.K., "Fleabag" is being shown in the U.S. on Amazon Prime and has been nominated for 11 Emmys.
Los Angeles: now's your chance to experience #Fleabag and Hilary's cafe for yourself! 🐹 Come pet the guinea pigs, have a drink and a chat today through Aug. 9 from 10 - 6pm at 7924 Melrose Ave. pic.twitter.com/EistY8ieZn