6/126 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 & Camembert Quiche/Chicken Club Sandwich) or a la carte lunch and evening dining (Prawn & Scallop Risotto), there’s much to love on the gourmet menu here.

As well as being a go-to for a great cup of specialty Campos 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


Dec 2019

Overrated. Slow. Expensive. Such a shame.

3rd visit - and we really wanted to like this place but it’s overpriced; slow service; the meals are promising but don’t deliver. E.g. One of us had the crispy skinned red emporer but it was soggy... more »


Nov 2019

Always top notch

Regular visitor. New menu is amazing. Had the seafood linguini.... absolutely delicious. Best ever Great service.. always a happy place. My go to place Thanks so much..see you soon 10 stars for... more »


Nov 2019

Crap service

The foods actually pretty good if your prepared to wait the 2 hours for your meal. Everytime I come here they’re understaffed and overbooked. They need to learn how to manage bookings and scale up... more »


Nov 2019

Lost its charm!

This Cafe charges top dollar for it's food but does not deliver. We dined at Breakfast and my meal was average/poor but cost $21.00! There was no flavour in the food and what I ordered is not how I... more »

Jamie T

Dec 2018


We have been here a few times for breakfast in the last few years. This place is highly overrated and overpriced for what you get. The only thing that I can say is a positive is their coffee. I would... more »