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22 Beautiful Restaurant Dishes That Are Almost Too Pretty to Eat

written by Alexandra Azouz

This blog is dedicated to all the beautiful foods out there that make you stop and stare before taking your first bite. Some would even go so far as to not even take a bite out of their meal because it's simply too beautiful to destroy. We went through some of the most aesthetically pleasing food spots that have been uploaded to Pao and put them into this beautiful list just for you. Brace yourselves.

1. Carretera Tulum-Boca

Tulum, Mexico

A Tulum restaurant so beautiful you could relax all day while enjoying their stunning dishes.

2. Sqril

Los Angeles, California

Hip café in Los Angeles featuring global-inspired breakfast and lunch fare with house made jams in a minimalist space.

3. Home Café

San Francisco, California

Creative lattes are artfully presented with pastries & avocado toast in convivial surroundings in San Francisco.

4. Cielto Artisan Pops

Miami, Florida

Dessert counter in an industrial space in Miami serving popsicles made daily with choice of toppings.

5. TentaziOni Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

With a weekly changing menu, TentaziOni is a gourmet restaurant in Bordeaux that serves unforgettable Italian food.

6. Printa Café


A lovely brunch spot in the heart of Bangkok with an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and street food.

7. Baked by Julie

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam

A pink and white themed bakery in Vietnam known for their gorgeous cakes, tea, and atmosphere.

8. OOH RAW! Poke + Juice Bar

Miami, Florida

Based in Miami and known for poke and smoothie bowls served in pineapple and watermelon halves with an array of toppings.

9. Gloria

London, United Kingdom

Italian fare in London, served in an elevated dining room with a marble bar, mirrored ceiling, and rich, eclectic décor.

10. Nomo Kitchen

New York, New York

Modern restaurant serving upscale farm-to-table New American cuisine and cocktails at the NoMo hotel in New York.

11. Harumama Noodles & Buns

Carlsbad, California

A small restaurant that serves bao buns that resemble animals. They feature a different animal each month. They also serve delicious ramen and other Asian dishes in their modern restaurant space.

12. Funky Pancakes Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Create your own funky pancakes with an array of options at this dreamy restaurant in Bali.

13. Feya

London, United Kingdom

Stylish, pastel-hued patisserie-café with breakfast, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee in London.

13. Bondi Harvest

Los Angeles, California

Aussie-inspired breakfast and lunch café in Los Angeles with acai bowls, organic sandwiches, burgers, juices, and more.

14. Ginger & Jamu

Nusapenida, Indonesia

Waterfront nook in Bali with smoothies, cocktails and health-conscious light bites, plus tables on the sand.

15. Avobar

London, United Kingdom

Bright café in London with a wood-clad wall and earthy vibe offering an all-day menu of health-conscious eats.

16. Byron Fresh

Byron Bay, Australia

Fancy brunch dishes, dinner, coffee and craft beer, in a casual Australia café with street side tables.

17. Rose & Blanc Tea


Los Angeles, California

Located in Los Angeles, this aesthetically pleasing tea room serves sweet and savory bites with pots of tea.

19. The Sunrise Shack

Oahu, Hawaii

The perfect spot to cool off with a smoothie bowl after working up a sweat on the Island! You’re guaranteed an aesthetic masterpiece and atmosphere!

20. Domes Miramare

Corfu, Greece

An elegant resort placed on the southwest side of the Island that offers an incredible atmosphere and a Michelin star menu. A bit on the pricer side but worth every penny for the taste and the experience.

21. Squeezeme

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

A fast, casual breakfast or brunch spot in Sri Lanka for lovely smoothie bowls served in fruit or tasty avocado toast.

22. Combi Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Australia

A picturesque restaurant in Australia, serving aesthetically pleasing vegan and gluten free dishes.

There’s more where that came from! Save all of these spots and browse 100’s more by downloading Pao now.

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Anna Zervos


Anna graduated from UCLA in 2017 where she studied psychology and cognitive science. Her passion for travel, design, and psychology fuel her passion for Pao. On the Pao team she is in charge of feature development, business strategy, UI/UX, and big picture marketing strategies. Anna has been to over 40 countries and plans to keep that number growing. She hopes to inspire people to get outside their comfort zones and eventually give back to people who aren’t able to.

Favorite food

Tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas

Favorite band

The 1975

Favorite movie genre

Psychological horror/thriller

Favorite hobby

Singing and playing guitar

Favorite place in the world

Antipaxos, Greece

Sara Zervos


Sara is has a PhD in Economics and spent 22 years in the finance industry managing teams and over $20bn in assets. She is Pao’s CFO and CTO, and also spearheads business development and AI initiatives. She has traveled to over 57 countries, adores animals and the outdoors. Sara loves to connect with people and help them learn and strive to be their best selves.

Favorite food

Peanut Butter

Favorite band


Favorite movie genre

Sci Fi

Favorite hobby

Salsa Dancing

Favorite place in the world

Kauai & New Zealand are tied