Review: Just Tickled Pink, Hyde Park, Adelaide

Just Tickled Pink
08 8271 6370
Unley Road
274 Unley Rd
Hyde Park, SA 5061
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I first heard of Just Tickled Pink from Faye Lu. She posted about it and I was instantly intrigued. So I decided I just had to go there. My first visit to Just Tickled Pink was with Kim for her birthday and I instantly fell in love. Couldn’t wait to go again, this time with a larger group so I proposed that #ABBM’s first birthday to be held there. Hooray!

** #ABBM is short for Adelaide Beauty Bloggers Meetup – really, just an excuse for us Adelaide beauty bloggers to meetup and have fun!

The place is pink. There is no denying that. The walls are pink, the chairs are pink, the counter is pink.. everything is pink! Definitely if pink was your utmost favourite colour, you’d be right at home here. It’s hard not to feel girly in this little cafe. Definitely perfect for a lolita outing as well. Maybe when the #sparklies come over!

The walls are a shrine for Audrey Hepburn. I adore Audrey Hepburn with her ridiculously elegant looks and beautiful manners. If you haven’t watch any of her shows, you should! She’s a gem.

The menu changes from time to time. You don’t really know what you will be getting. It’s $40 per head for high tea and it comes with an assortment of savouries and sweets. This particular afternoon, we were started off with a quiche topped with some salmon and sour cream. Tasty but the quiche was rather eggy. Every table starts off with a champagne flute filled with red cordial and some berries. Food is then served and it is only after every table in the establishment has been served with food that they come around with tea. Just Tickled Pink offers their own blend of black tea that they claim to go perfectly with the food they serve. I won’t argue – it was good tea.

I find that tiered stands of sandwiches and sweets always seem to impress people, for some reason. The taller/larger the stand, the bigger the wow factor. This was no exception. With us being a group of 10, we received multiple stands of sandwiches and sweets to choruses of oohs and aahs from the girls. The lower tier features an assortment of sandwiches while the upper tier is for sweets that range from mini cupcakes to scones with jam and butter. Yum!

I adore the attention to detail and I love how they cut out the sandwiches into little shapes. While it’s still a sandwich, just a simple using of a cookie cutter has upped its wow factor by three times. Easy.

I must also point out that the cucumber sandwiches at Just Tickled Pink are like crack. While the other sandwiches are rather normal and nothing exciting, the cucumber sandwiches and light, refreshing and incredibly moreish. I made a clean sweep of those cucumber sandwiches, I dare say.

A closer look at the sweets tier. There are melting moments, chocolate, cupcakes… which are all quite nice but nothing to write home about. I do adore the bite sized scones however, and devoured quite a few. Ahem.

I do believe that an afternoon out at Just Tickled Pink is an experience. You do not visit purely for the food, rather you visit for the atmosphere, the girly excitement, the thrills of tiered desserts and gorgeous tea. Company is key and both my visits have been stellar, made all the better by the company.

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  1. We are LOVING this place and wish we were close to it! It reminds me of this equally-as-girly place called Alice’s Tea Cup in New York City–completely adorned with the Alice and Wonderland theme.

  2. OMG A SHRINE TO AUDREY?! The Boy will truly die.. he loves her!
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  3. hahahah, all so pink and lady like. Do they allow guys in this cafe too?
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  4. Oooh, Hyde Park! My sis who moved to Melb two years ago has been living there since! I should tell her to check this place out on a day she feels like pampering herself haha. Cause, I agree, it’s not just the food but whole package when it comes to high tea eh? Good stuff
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  5. This place looks so, so purty! :) How cute are the high heel shoe sandwiches?!

    Yeah, sometimes it’s the company that makes a place fantastic, rather than the food.
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  6. What a cute place! Love the prettiness and cuteness
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  7. Ahhh I want to go here! It’s so pink and pretty!
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