Picture-perfect pastels: Vacation
The morning coffee run turns into a pastel-hued escape from reality at this bright and breezy space next to acclaimed music venue the Forum. From its mint-green light fittings and blush-pink seating to the curved counter, geometric tiled floor and tropical pineapple branding, it’s no wonder Vacation is popping up on Instagram feeds across the city.
Once a Chinese restaurant, the team worked with an interior designer to remove a false roof and install floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the palm tree-studded Botanic Gardens. Vacation roast their own coffee, which is served up by baristas in the 10-seater space or sold in bags to take home. For something extra-special, order the espresso soft-serve ice cream – it’s like My Whippy, but for grown-ups.