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


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 »


Sep 2020

Beware the chairs!

As a business person, I hesitate to write a negative review in these tough times, but some things can't be dismissed. My elderly mother (late 70s) attended this restaurant last week in the company of... more »

Peter C

Jul 2020

Best breakfast in town

Have been going to Fourthchild now for some years for an occasional breakfast. Service is always great and the food matches it. Just love their Lambs Fry and Bacon. more »

Sharron S

Jul 2020

This place is very overrated

This place is very overrated . Wasn’t a very friendly greeting when we arrived food was ok the highlight was the lady who served us more »


Jun 2020

Great breakfast menu

Great food, range of seating options and friendly staff. Good view of St Mary’s cathedral out the back. more »