‘Gilmore Girls’ cafes to pop up in Hartford Wednesday

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HARTFORD – Good news, Gilmore Girls fans – Netflix is ramping up its Gilmore Girls promotion and it now includes free coffee.

On Wednesday, Gilmore Girl fans can visit Metro Café at 580 Farmington Avenue and Pete B’s Espresso on 300 Summit Street. Both pop-up cafes are in Hartford. The pop-up cafes will open at 7 a.m.

Meanwhile, Washington Depot, a  small town in northwestern Connecticut, is gearing up for a big influx of visitors when they will be hosting the sold out Gilmore Girls Fan Festival from October 21-23.

Residents of Washington understand why their small town appeals to visitors with its beauty, charm and quirks: Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was one of those visitors, and said it’s what inspired her to create the fictional Connecticut town and setting for the series: Stars Hollow.