7 Ebsworth St, Zetland NSW 2017
On the weekend, there is no secret that I love a good brunch. Even by myself.
I thought I could take advantage of the lovely area I was in this weekend (Zetland/Alexandria). I passed this cafe called Social Society that is right next to Green Square Station and it looks like an Instagrammer’s dream. It is filled with pink.
But was it worth the hype? Read to find out.
The atmosphere of the cafe was really pleasant and calming. I went on Sunday afternoon so it was a bit quieter. I sat in the corner (they always give people eating for one the most saddest seating spot- probably to hide us in shame haha) but I actually enjoyed the mild chatter and hearing of the coffee machines whilst feeling secluded. I had a very pleasant experience eating here. The service was really quick too and the waiters are more than helpful.
THIS IS SO PRETTY RIGHT? Literally an Instagrammer Foodie’s dream. You can see a peek of the decor from the outside and that actually drew me into trying out this cafe. How could I not? We all know that aesthetics are a huge drawcard. The thing with food culture is we are actually more inclined to try new places and places that are super cute and trendy like this. The decor definitely attracts millennial attention and my attention.
Come for the decor but stay for the food.
Millennial Pink & The Most Gorgeous Interior Design w/ Blank Creatives
I mean you can google millennial pink – it’s a thing. And it sells!
These are the people who love smashed avocado, who use Snapchat and Instagram on the daily and would rather go without food for a week to buy a Louis Vuitton bag. The colour defines fashion and beauty, food culture, interior design and our generation.
Glossier is a brand that uses millennial pink very well (+ the makeup is amazing worth the hype and money). Acne Studiosis also known for its pink packaging and in Australia, Mecca is famous for its salmon pink packaging and aesthetic.
Millennial pink is Instagrammable, it works well on social media and it sells! Seeing it so common especially in fashion and interior design is also showing how its changing what is deemed ‘neutral’ thus challenging traditional norms- which we love!
Millennial pink is still BASIC AF but I like it. And I like smashed avocado. I’m a millennial okay haha.
I found out that Blank Creatives were used for interior design for Social Society.
They reached out to me about my post and I just had to mention them. They specialise in hospitality and commercial design. Honestly, atmosphere and interior design are so important when it comes to cafes/restaurants. Even retail shopping and office spaces. The environment we in definitely plays a huge factor on our mood and experience.
I just had to share some of their content from Instagram. It’s definitely given me a lot of interior design inspo.
This was done by Blank Creatives. Look how stunning this looks!
There were a few options on the menu but since I came for lunch and a post-workout treat, I didn’t want anything overly sweet. I love a good eggs benny (benedict) but it’s such a safe option and I wanted to try something new. I opted for the:
This was -chef’s kiss- BEAUTIFUL. I love soft shell crab. It’s crunchy yet soft at the same time and it’s lovely. I really liked the lime and chilli in this dish and this is what I resonated with. Flavours you won’t really see in a brunch menu but they work so well with the crab and eggs. It’s definitely very refreshing.
I didn’t get guacamole because your girl needs to save a bit but I’m also glad I didn’t because I feel if I had added guacamole, it would have diluted the lime and chilli flavours as well as the crab. The crab definitely is the stand-out of this dish and the lime and chilli are a fantastic combination. I feel like if I got the guac, this would have been lost. So save yourself that $5.
The scrambled eggs were good. They were fluffy and soft but not watery. However, I think I would have liked it more if it was poached (I’m a sucker for poached eggs).
Social Society is the perfect Instagram foodie’s dream. They do great brunch options and their millennial pink decor is not a compensation for subpar food. The food is fantastic as well and quite affordable ($15-$20 per dish).
I have checked their Instagram and they post a lot of influencers who come in (I’m going to assume they all get paid to eat for exposure) and I’m not really a big fan of this if that’s the case. It’s actually a bit of a turn off for me but I still rate this place. I can’t fault their cafe or their marketing (their Instagram is actually on point @socialsocietysydney).
They even call themselves #thatpinkcafe.
If you’re in the Zetland/Alexandria/Waterloo area or around Green Square station, I would recommend but there are a lot of really Instagrammable cafes in Sydney that are more well-known so I wouldn’t say it’s a must.
I am dying to try The Tiny Giant in Petersham (gives me Elan cafe vibes actually).
If you’re reading this during the COVID-19 pandemic- remember to stay safe when you go out. It’s not worth catching it and potentially passing it to someone who is more vulnerable (elderly, immunocomprised, etc).
Anyway until next time,