215 Brisbane Street‚ Ipswich

One of the first hip cafes to open in Ipswich’s heritage Top of Town precinct, Fourthchild has long established itself as a firm favourite with both locals and visitors.

Colourful funky artworks adorn the historic brick walls and bi-fold windows open onto the street for good people-watching, while the all-day menu hits the spot for breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea and dinner.

Fourthchild is a family-owned and run business, with everything handmade from scratch in-house using ingredients sourced from the Lockyer Valley farms and local suppliers.
Whether a delicious hearty breakfast (Crème Brulee French Toast), scrumptious cakes (Lemon Meringue Pie), slices (burnt Caramel Slice) and scones, Light Lunch options and savouries (Salmon and Camembert Quiche/Chicken Club Sandwich) or a la carte lunch and evening dining (Prawn and Scallop Risotto), there’s much to love on the gourmet menu here.

As well as being a go-to for a great cup of speciality di Manfredi blend coffee, Fourthchild is also fully licensed with Craft Beers, Australian Reds and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc available.
And with its great location close to several accommodation options, Fourthchild is a must-dine for any Ipswich visitor’s list.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Delivery available
  • Entertainment
  • Live Music
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


Jan 2021


Excellent breakfast “Fourth Child” Thanks very much Very accommodating as part of post Hot Air Balloon Flight with Floating Images more »

Ian J

Dec 2020

Bad experience

Large sign out front says open at 6.30am, but they did not open until 7am. We had to wait 30 minutes in the car out front. We had a breakfast voucher from a nearby hotel, but the waitress knew... more »

Faye N

Oct 2020

Too expensive

Great venue, but very overpriced. Fine dining prices for ordinary food. Had previously visited with a very large group, snack food (sandwiches, scones etc) was tasty, good sized portions. more »


Nov 2020


New menu delivered some promising pairings but the food served was subpar and did not live up to the price point. Located in one of the historic brick buildings Fourthchild offers a relaxed... more »


Sep 2020


Visited for a quick light lunch today. We are not locals and found they have moved across the street to bigger premises and I believe have new management. But bigger premises means longer waits... more »