The colour pink has been popular since the mid-1700s when it was fashionable for both men and women. However, things change and pink’s usage became hyper-feminine in the mid-20th Century. But today, pink is fun as well as frivolous, empowering as well as feminine, and it’s no surprise that pink is taking over cafes, bars, venues and restaurants all across Brisbane, Australia and the world.
Every city has a pink space (or more than one pink space) where pink reigns supreme. From pink walls to pink accents, pink neon signs to cute pink photo calls, these cheerful pink places in Brisbane deserve a spot on your feed. Besides, the drink and food are good too—not just the aesthetics.
1. Rose Room, Fortitude Valley
Rose by name, rose by nature. The Rose Room at The Constance Hotel is as pink a place in Brisbane as any and, actually, it’s probably pinker than all others put together. The walls are a shade of pink, the floor and the rug another, the chairs and stools rosy too, and rose-gold Champagne bottles line the entry. Even some of the drinks are pink. We hear the Turkish Apple Tea (cold or hot) is one tasty beverage.
The blushing venue is open as a café in the mornings on weekends, has a cherry blossom covered laneway you can sit in, and can be hired at other times for events and functions.
Find Rose Room at 18-20 Constance St, Fortitude Valley
2. Lost Palms, Sherwood
If there’s one thing we love here in Brisbane, it’s 100% our breweries. And what better way to sink a couple of cold ones than with the colour pink at each glance? Lost Palms Brewing Co, originally from Miami on the Gold Coast, also run a vibrant craft beer bar in Sherwood’s main shopping centre.
Here you’ll find a bundle of brews to try as well as burgers, fish & chips, $1 wings and more. They even host trivia on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm, which is sure to bring some hump day excitement.
Find Lost Palms Brewing Co. at 1/671 Sherwood Rd, Sherwood
3. Comuna Cantina, CBD & Everton Park
If you’re after a dining experience where the food and drinks are just as vibrant as the interiors, then be sure to check out this pink restaurant located in Brisbane CBD and Everton Park. Inspired by Latin street food, Comuna Cantina’s offerings include a range of nachos, quesadillas, salads, tacos, heartwarming bowls, and more.
You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to the drinks menu, with a focus on fresh vibrant cocktails.
Find Comuna Cantina at 12 Creek St, Brisbane City and 791 Stafford Rd, Everton Park.
4. Ping Pong, Newstead
Out of all the pink places in Brisbane, it can’t possibly get much pinker than Ping Pong. As soon as you walk inside this contemporary Thai restaurant, you’ll want to immediately start Instagramming your experience. And not just the restaurant interiors or you at your table, but the food too. Ping Pong’s menu features snacks for sharing, meats, stir fries, salads, curries as well as ride and noodle dishes. There are plenty of drinks to choose from too, including cocktail slushies.
If you can’t choose what you’d like, however, not to worry. You can let the chefs decide for you instead with the $60 ‘Feed Me Now’ option, giving you a true taste of Thailand.
Find Ping Pong at Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead.
5. Mama Taco, West End
From the legends behind Holloway and Luigi’s Italian is this pastel pink Mexican eatery, housed in West End’s historic Rialto Theatre. On the menu, you can expect to find plenty of delicious eats, including tacos, tostada, burrito, and of course a selection of margs as well as other moreish cocktails.
So if you’re looking for somewhere new to spend your next Taco Tuesday (or any day really), then Mama Taco is a must-try.
Find Mama Taco at Shop 4/59 Hardgrave Rd, West End QLD.
6. Superthing Bakery, West End
Your next brekky-slash-brunch spot is sorted with this vibrant bakery in West End. Superthing Bakery serves up everything from croissants and bagels to eggs, smashed avo, baguettes and more. So if you’re a fan of freshly baked pastries and you’re looking for a place that makes a damn good coffee too, then look no further.
Find Superthing Bakery at 215 Montague Rd, West End.