10a Merle Finimore Avenue‚ Ipswich

Set in the oldest designated public park in Queensland, Queens Park Café is a welcoming hub for both locals and visitors to the heritage city.

On any given day you’ll find families and couples and coffee lovers relaxing over food and drinks on the wide leafy verandas.

Owner Liz Reynolds has been here for almost seven years, with daughter Kirsten helping in the business and playing an integral role in running what is one of the city’s biggest and busiest cafes.

Liz said her team worked hard to provide a variety of options to suit diverse budgets and dietary requirements, and welcoming service was an important focus.

The all-day breakfast menu features a few crowd pleasers such as savoury mince on toast and eggs benny, and a cheese open grill that has been popular through the years.

The cabinet boasts a colourful array of cakes and sweet treats, and super thick shakes and icecream in cones are red hot favourites among the weekend crowds.

The friendly vibe extends to those who arrive with their furry friends – the café welcomes dogs on the deck.

The café is just a minute’s stroll to the Ipswich Nature Centre and Nerima Gardens.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Non Smoking
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


Sep 2019

Great breakfast at a great cost

Queens park cafe is a regular family favourite for us. Your can get a well made, decently size breakfast and coffee for $21 or less. It is lovely to sit out on the deck in the mornings and listen to... more »


Jul 2019

Great food

Beautiful setting overlooking Queens park. Great food, good choices on the menu, something for everyone. Child friendly. more »

alan p

Jul 2019

Plesant setting but underwhelming

Very busy place but sorry I was underwhelmed. I ordered Thai fish cakes whish were mediocre at best and the coffee was nothing to write home about. On the upside they did have a good range of cakes... more »

Paul G

Aug 2019

Monthly breakfasts

I eat here with a group of friends each month and have been doing so for a few years. Never had a bad experience with either the food or service, friendly staff, meals are served quickly and the... more »


Aug 2019

Sort of nestled in to the parkland...

I was thoroughly surprised the cafe was set in the Queens Gardens site... it is well appointed and has nice atmosphere... in the heart of Ipswich in the Queens Garden it is well established feel... more »