The best cafes in Ipswich

A cool cafe culture is alive and thriving in Ipswich.

You don’t have to visit Brisbane to score fabulous food and ambience, as there is plenty to enjoy in Ipswich. Here are four of our favourites.

Thirty Seven Cafe

This converted retail store doesn’t take reservations, but you’ll generally find a table and they serve breakfast all day. The cafe, located at 37 Brisbane Road, Bundamba, opened in May 2016. Owner Anh Ho is passionate about sharing good food and coffee as well as a memorable experience with the locals in the area. The food and decor are a reflection of Anh’s identity, influenced by an Asian palate and Australian upbringing.

Rafter & Rose

This cafe is located in the Old Laneway in Ellenborough Street and brings you an uncomplicated menu of good, old fashion baking and cooking. Not only is the atmosphere friendly, pets are also welcome. The owners have ‘adopted’ some of the customers and even gone so far as to name its furniture after some of them.

Nourish Real Food Cafe

Located at 160 Brisbane Street, the owner of Nourish Real Food Cafe has a passion for serving food as nature intended it. The business is a mini-providore as well as a cafe. The decor is a splendid mix of old and new, with exposed handmade brick feature walls. There are gleaming white tiles, polished concrete floors and outside is a mobile vertical herb garden with goldfish pond. The food is organic, seasonal and locally-sourced where possible.

Urban Pantry 

This funky little cafe is located at 181 Brisbane Street, and brews its own blend of beans for those who really love their coffee. Enjoy tasty all-day breakfasts, and for lunch it’s hard to go past the amazing salads. There are lots of treats to buy including raw chocolate cake, cheese from the Witches Chase Cheese Factory, cakes from Byron, bread from Sol bakeries and pantry items such as African sauces.