Amazing Ipswich breakfasts

Hungry much? Here are some top breakfast options around Ipswich.
14 Mar 2018
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer


Welcome to Ipswich CMC Rocks!

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

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


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

DB coffee

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

Big breakfast Cactus

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 – Copy

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 cafe big breakfast dis ips mar 18 IMG_8626 (2)

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

bacon benny Florrey Bel

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.



reakfast pic

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 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 showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, 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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