We had previously dined at Pinkie Ivanhoe a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. I mean how could you not, the interior is to die for – think pops of pink, my type of heaven!
I also love the little tagline’s they have on everything, from coasters to the coffee cups and the signage. Its fun, something different and makes for some great photos!
I should mention, that while the takeaway coffee cups are the cutest, the coffee inside is also really good. While we are spoilt for choice in Melbourne for places to enjoy a good coffee, I really enjoy what Pinkie serves.
I am so in love with the interior at Pinkie. The designer did an amazing job combining pops of pink with the slate counters and concrete flooring. Inside is full of natural light, a photographer’s delight, and a mixture of live and fake (mostly live I’m told) plants hanging from the ceiling.
Seating is comfortable, and while the interior isn’t too big, you don’t feel too cramped nor does the noise levels bother you.
Outdoors, I love the use of the wood to enclose the space without taking away the natural light. The outdoor area is dog friendly and they even have pink dishes for the doggies to enjoy some water out of while the fur-parents enjoy some food!
Last time we visited Pinkie, I enjoyed the Schwarzenegger Smoothie (amazing!) and the Beetroot and Hibiscus Latte (so pretty!). My Husband enjoyed a Poke Bowl which he mentioned was quite tasty.
I was extremely excited to be invited back to Pinkie, as this time I could actually enjoy solids and not just liquids!
Pinkie has a great menu, with something for everyone. Serving sizes are good and you won’t leave feeling hungry. I love that they put little spins on their dishes too. Quirky, like the rest of the cafe.
We started with ordering drinks. A Cappuccino for my Husband and a Coconut and Tumeric Latte for myself.
I assumed the latte would have just come with normal milk so requested soy but was pleasantly surprised to learn they actually use coconut milk in the latte! Problem solved!
When it came time to order, it was pretty tough as everything sounded so good!
We settled on the following;
- Sweet and Salty Pancakes
- Salmon on Rye with Cream Cheese
- The Cheeseburger
Let’s start with the Sweet and Salty Pancakes, OMG! These look to be a fan favourite and I can see why, they are beautifully presented and taste AMAZING!
I loved how the pancakes weren’t too sweet. Sometimes you order pancakes and they can be so sickly sweet, not Pinkie’s – they are perfect! In between the pancakes were slices of banana and the most delicious salty white chocolate crumble.
The Salmon on Rye with Cream Cheese was my favourite, one I didn’t even share with my Husband. I wanted it all to myself. Think perfectly cooked salmon and the perfect poached egg that oozed out gooey goodness when cut.
The dill and lemon were a great on the side and provided that extra zing. The dish was light but filling, as I am thinking about it now I really want to go back ASAP so I can enjoy it again!
When I think about what to order, I think about how it will photograph (I’m all about that insta-life) and burgers are risky choice. Sometimes they just aren’t very attractive.
Well, not Pinkie’s Cheeseburger. Look at the juicy wagyu patty, melting cheese and Sriracha aioli, so good! The wagyu patty had a delicious blend of spices, and reminded me of Chinese sausage a little. It was just so juicy too.
The chips were crispy, and plentiful! The burger also came with bacon.
A great shot below of the kitchen, my Husband loves being able to watch what is happening in there. Also, how beautiful are the glass squares!
With bellies full of delicious food, we ordered 2 final takeaway coffees – for photographic purposes haha and braved the Melbourne weather to get some final photos outside!
Coffee in hand, over 100 photos taken we were finally ready to head home.
Thank you for having us Pinkie, we absolutely loved it.
All the waiters were just so friendly and lovely to us. We can’t wait to return!
I hope you enjoyed my Brunch review at Pinkie Ivanhoe!
As always, let me know any thoughts of feedback you have!