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


Feb 2021

We've dined here twice and found them inconsistent

You really can't call this place a restaurant - it is cafe-style eating and as such they are overpriced. However, as they had good reviews we have given Fourthchild the benefit of doubt and been... more »


Feb 2021

Very overpriced, food is below average and we were overcharged!

Gave this place a second chance but they failed. This is a cafe trying and failing to produce fine dining food. Food tasted old and overdone. Dishes have a fine dining price and to add to the... more »


Feb 2021

Not worth your tome

Beyond me why people like this place. The only constant is the obnoxious extremely rude owner. There are many other cafes nearby that always have great food and nice polite owners and staff more »


Jan 2021

Excellent service & food

Really unexpected visit here, food was amazing and caters for a la carte to light meals. Awesome view from the deck more »


Jan 2021


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