The color pink has undergone a re-invention. "Millennial Pink" first hit the media in 2016 as the color of the season, but it refuses to go away. More muted than a Barbie pink, the softness of the color makes it feel genderless and cool. Instagram has exploded with the shade in recent months with the color appearing on fingernails, furniture and clothing. Now restaurants are picking up on the trend. Any fashionista knows that a gorgeous background can make or break an Instagram photo and these restaurants in New York are creating the perfect setting for your stylish life to be documented. As well as their color-of-the-moment decor, these restaurants also offer some pretty delicious dining options to enjoy after your share your latest post.
Carthage Must Be Destroyed
To even reach the pink cafe is something of a treasure hunt. To find the Pinterest-worthy cafe one must walk up a long, abandoned-looking driveway and search for the spray painted numbers "222" on a Bogart Street pipe. From there, you keep walking until you see that pop of Millennial Pink. Hidden off the L train in Bushwick is an Australian organic breakfast and lunch eatery set within a beautifully adorned re-purposed warehouse. All the tableware is pink and the breakfast options include the "Summer on Toast" consisting of marinated goats feta, organic heirloom tomato torn basil chilli flakes & lime. Or for breakfast nosh, try the "Parmesan not-so-scrambled eggs."
222 Bogart Street, Brooklyn (917) 488-1844
The original Instagram hotspot. This restaurant has blown up our feeds in recent months with its pink exterior and interior. Based in Nolita, this charming cafe has been seen on the blogs of several influencers including Blair Eadie Bee and Michelle Song. Try the coffee waffle and enjoy a cappuccino - served in a pink cup of course!
174 Elizabeth St, 646-998-4999
This pretty breakfast place offers healthy and organic fare and all in a darling retro setting. The movie Pretty In Pink comes to mind in this vintage little gem on the Lower East Side. Try the chicken coconut bowl with turmeric broth to warm you up this fall, or go to town with the breakfast waffle served with "billionaire bacon."
116 Forsyth St
The Lucky Bee
This family-style Asian restaurant is perfect for date night. Start with a Scorpion Bowl, a boozy sharing cocktail decorated with fresh edible flowers. Nibble on Shrimp Chips which are made to be the perfect pink to match the tables. If you're not feeling dinner, take a seat at the black and white striped bar and choose from their menu of pink drinks.
252 Broome St, (844) 364-4286
Matcha seems to be the millennial pink of the drinks world. This super-cool beverage is everywhere right now. The bright green of the drink is a perfect counter-shade to millennial-pink and you'll see the pattern repeated everywhere in the busy cafe. Pink walls and neon-signs contrast with tropical green palm tree prints. Even the frozen pink yoghurt has a drizzle of matcha green on top. Delight your eyeballs and your tastebuds!
373 Broome St. New York, (646) 895-9484