Brisbane, it seems you’re a little obsessed with the colour pink right now. Don’t take this as a criticism, because we are all for it—especially when it means we score stunning, blush-coloured cafes like the one that just opened in Fortitude Valley.
Sister venue to Dirty Sultan, a glamorous Turkish-inspired rooftop bar known for its Turkish delight cocktails, Rose Room has taken over the space at street level below, and transformed it into an Instagrammer’s paradise. With rose gold champagne bottles lining the entryway, rose murals adorning the walls, pink curtains hanging from the windows that open to the street outside and pink, Turkish-style lamps hanging from the ceiling, the venue is a serious looker, just like its sibling upstairs.
Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor and are ready to focus on what’s really important, your choice of brunch, you can scope out the menu—and before you ask, yes, there are pink breakfast dishes too. If you’re really committed to the theme, pink outfit and all, there’s a Turkish delight smoothie bowl with your name on it, with a raspberry, banana and rose water smoothie blend topped with Turkish delights, granola, blueberries, yoghurt and edible flowers. Or you could go for the baklava berry pancake stack, a pile of pistachio pancakes topped with white chocolate, rosewater pearls, berries and baklava syrup. While you’re at it, get a Turkish delight thickshake on the side.
For those who are less concerned about keeping things monochrome, there’s plenty more to tempt, from the breakfast pide (Turkish-style pizza) stuffed with mozzarella, parmesan, spiced tomato, roasted capsicum, fried egg and chives to the reuben-inspired bagel stuffed with smoked beef brisket, whipped cheese, pickles and green apple sauerkraut. The real MVP though, is The Sultan’s Turkish Breakfast—a massive share board of everything from spinach and cheese cigar boreks and yoghurt bread to red pepper dip and watermelon salad. Add on extras if you dare.
To drink alongside your feast, a Turkish coffee is the way to go, though there are standard coffees, teas and juices on the list, as well as a few more exotic sounding teas.
Bonus, not just a cafe by day, Rose Room is a glam function space by night, whether for stand up cocktail parties or long table dinners. We’re imaging bridal showers, baby showers and even 18th birthday parties—as long as the guest of honour’s favourite colour is a shade of pink, of course. If you don’t have an event coming up though, you’ll find the cafe open Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast, and you can find out everything you need to know here.
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