Her new feature film is hitting studios on July 21st, but it’s Barbie season all year in NYC!
These are some of our favorite heavily pink-themed places around New York City that we’re sure the world’s most famous doll would LOVE to see during her next visit. Our city has it all! From a complete Barbie experience at FAO Schwarz to an Italian spot that’s all pink everything!
If you wanna beat her to the punch, keep scrolling and check out our list below!
This bubble tea spot in Flushing, Queens, might just be the most adorably decorated café in all of NYC. The space is PINK on PINK, with pink cloud walls, pastel pink couches, and mini pink and white hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling. There is even one giant hot air balloon couch, ideal for sipping your drink (or, you know, loading up on Instagram content).
And the menu is quite extensive, with a wide selection of flavors of cheese foam tea (a type of cold tea topped with milk/cream cheese foam), fresh fruit teas, milk tea, and creme brulee teas. Read more here.
Where: 36-56 Main St., Flushing
Magic Hour Rooftop at Moxy Times Square is a pink lovers’ paradise between the après-ski-themed rooftop that takes visitors on a magical journey with its floor-to-ceiling pink log walls and the super iconic pink bunny beach in the summer with beach balls and numerous pink photo ops. All year round, Magic Hour has a variety of pink-themed treats and, of course, pretty pink cocktails!
Where: 485 7th Ave
Another pink bubble tea shop, need we say more? Sweet Cats Cafe is the triple-threat bubble tea shop you didn’t know you needed. A new location recently opened in Flushing, so get ready for cute photo ops, tasty treats, and yes…arcade games! Upon entering the cafe, you will be welcomed inside a world of pink walls, pink counters, and pink game machines. Read more here.
Where: 35-21 Farrington St, Flushing, Queens
4. Pietro, Nolita
This cozy Italian spot is all-pink everywhere. Munch on handmade pasta from heart-shaped butternut squash ravioli to rigatoni carbonara — oh, and breakfast is served all day, like their “Pink As F*** Pancakes!” The color was inspired by the pastel colors of the Italian Riviera, and to the owner, serves as “a tribute to his mom and a token of appreciation to all the women who work hard, raise humans… and run the world!”
Where: 174 Elizabeth St.
5. Eat Pretty, UES
This adorable cafe and coffee shop on the Upper East Side is full of pretty pink accents like a faux cherry blossom tree, flower wall, and darling fringe umbrellas with pastel stools. Enjoy pastries, sandwiches, desserts and 100% specialty coffee from El Salvador.
Where: 501 1/2 E 83rd St
6. Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs, Tribeca
This adorable restaurant is inside the only pink landmarked NYC Townhouse, and was started by three siblings. Snuggle up by the fire for delicious brunch with homemade scones and doughnuts, or try it for a hearty dinner paired with craft cocktails. It’s only pink on the outside, but that still counts!
Where: 135 W Broadway
7. While We Were Young, West Village
Pink with a side of baby blue! Take advantage of this West Village haunt’s $50 prix-fixe dinner menu, brunch on weekends, and a wide variety of craft cocktails. And yes, there are pink ones — like the “Texts From Last Night” with pink peppercorn-infused mezcal, luxardo, grapefruit and lime.
Where: 183 W 10th St.
8. Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, UES
Don’t miss fresh-baked cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies and brownies at this bakery chain that started in California and is known all across the country. They’re also known for this “Cupcake ATM” that opened for the first time in NYC in 2014 (that’s where the pink comes in!). It delivers four cupcakes at a time and is open 24 hours a day.
We also recommend completing the look with pink flavors like Strawberry or Sprinkle!
Where: 780 Lexington Ave
9. Cha Cha Matcha, Multiple Locations
Green and pink totally complement each other, which is why these shops serving Japanese green tea powder in all its forms are also decorated with beautiful pinks. Their cups & logo are just as cute, and they’re sustainable, too — dedicated to not using any single-serve plastics.
Where: Nomad/NoHo/Nolita/Bryant Park — see addresses on their website here.
10. Museum of Ice Cream, SoHo
Yes, this is NYC’s only museum completely dedicated to ice cream! Feast on a spread of the sweetest treats in the Oh Yeah Room, take a ride in the NY Celestial Subway featuring state-of-the-art immersive technology, or make a splash at their iconic Sprinkle Pool. There’s also a new all-pink bar with ice cream cocktails! See more here.
Where: 558 Broadway
11. Hibiscus Brew, Little Caribbean
If you’re walking through Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean, it’ll be hard for this spot to not catch your eye. Hibiscus Brew is a black-owned cafe with a bright pink front with beautiful flowers. You’ll come for the aesthetic but stay for their amazing smoothies, coffee, and more.
Where: 546 Flatbush Ave.
12. Fiat Cafe, Lower Manhattan
Between the pink interior and photos of vintage cars adorning the walls, Fiat Cafe would make for a perfect spot for Barbie and Ken to have a date night! Fiat Cafe has a European cafe vibe while serving pastas, paninis and American breakfast classics.
Where: 203 Mott Street
Bonus: Roosevelt Island, during cherry blossom season (April-May)
Okay, this is only pink for a very specific time of the year, but you don’t want to miss how Roosevelt Island looks when all of its cherry blossoms are in bloom! Nothing like fresh blooms along the water, with gorgeous skyline views of the east side of Manhattan. They also typically host a Cherry Blossom Festival in May, though it was canceled the last two years due to COVID.