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Welcome to Ipswich CMC Rocks!

Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

It’s CMC Rocks week when 18,000 country music fans come to Ipswich for the best round-up of country music anywhere right now.

In honour of the stellar line-up of musicians and the fans in town this week – along with the good folk making this annual sold-out blockbuster happen – we’ve put together a handy list of breakfast options and matched each one with a song by a CMC Rocks artist. Welcome to town y’all!

 Rafter & Rose

Rafter & Rose, Ipswich, Queensland

The breakfast: The house-made honey granola with fresh berries and yoghurt at Rafter & Rose.

The song: It has to be Homegrown Honey in this laneway café with pumpkins stacked up at the counter and shelves of locally harvested honey and jams. Homegrown Honey was Darius Rucker’s seventh number one single, from his fourth studio album, Southern Style!


Dovetails Restaurant

Dovetails Restaurant, Ipswich, Queensland

The breakfast: Smashed avocado with heirloom tomatoes, buffalo ricotta, beetroot hummus and pomegranate, because it’s smashing at Dovetails Restaurant.

The song: Drink a Beer by Luke Bryan (USA) – in honour of Dovetail’s little sibling next door, Pumpyard Bar & Brewery where the 4Hearts range of ales is brewed. It’s on tap here at Dovetails too.


Dancing Bean Specialty Roasters

Dancing Bean Specialty Roasters

The breakfast: It’s all about the coffee here at Dancing Bean Specialty Roasters so we would be pairing our flat white – made on beans freshly roasted out the back in this converted warehouse, with anything from the menu or maybe a sweet treat from the cabinet.

The song: Dan + ShayFrom the Ground Up – a smooth swoon-worthy classic, just like the ‘ground up’ beans here at the roastery/cafe.


Cactus Espresso

Cactus Espresso Bar, Ipswich, Queensland

The breakfast: The big breakfast with a corn fritter, avo, pochaed egg and house-made relish at Cactus Espresso Bar.

The song: Paint this Land by Busby Marou because it’s a song with heart and this is a café that wears its art on its walls and supports local artists and story-telling musos.


The Yard on Glebe

The Yard on Glebe, Ipswich, Queensland

The breakfast: The petal-strewn smoothie bowl at The Yard on Glebe – pretty enough to put a bit of dazzle in your Instagram account and healthy too!

The song: Kelsea Ballerini’s Roses because we’re loving the flower theme.


Colleges By the River

Colleges By the River, Colleges Crossing, Ipswich Qld

The breakfast: The big breakfast – designed for the biggest of appetites earned in the great outdoors here at Colleges By the River.

The song: Route 33’s Meet me at the Water – because this is one cool place in Ipswich to meet by the water.


Florrey Bel Coffee Shed

Florrey Bel, Ipswich, Queensland

The breakfast: The ‘Bacon Benny’ at Florrey Bel Coffee Shed – with a snugly blanket of Hollandaise it’s a heart warmer.

The song: Rev It Up by the Sunny Cowgirls – for the laid back vibes and a car park plenty big enough to park your ute.



Homage Restaurant via @littlegreybox_phoebe on Instagram

The breakfast: Grazing by the pool at Homage restaurant at Spicers Hidden Vale.

The songStay a Little Longer by Brothers Osborne – because the idea of lingering by that lovely pool and maybe booking one of those hillside heritage cottages is rather appealing.


Discover Ipswich

Discover Ipswich

Staff Writer

Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy blogging or hanging out with his bestie Windora the Bilby, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.


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