10a Merle Finimore Avenue‚ Ipswich City

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, 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.

Welcoming service, affordable prices and diverse dietary options are just some of the cafe's important focuses.

The menu features a few crowd pleasers such as Signature Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, and Corn Fritters. The lunch menu includes classic favourites such as Chicken Parmigana, Fisherman's Basket and a Works Burger.

The cabinet boasts a colourful array of cakes which has gluten free and vegan options. Not to mention "Ipswich's Thickest Thickshakes" and icecream scoops 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


Jan 2020

Excellent again , so delightful each time we go

My friends really enjoyed the vegetarian avo burger and the spring roll salad and i enjoyed the crumbed Fish and chips n garden salad so much i wished i had ordered the large serve. Excellent prompt... more »

Ashlee T

Jan 2020

Mediocre Meal

After reading the reviews of Queens Park Cafe I was excited to try it out. My pancakes were good however the Queens Park Breakfast was really disappointing. The bacon was very rubbery, mushrooms were... more »


Dec 2019

Great family restaurant

Great family restaurant with friendly staff and great selection of meals. It is a great place for a family get together or party of friends just wanting a good place to mingle. Lovely atmosphere... more »


Oct 2019

Close to everything cafe

This cafe is close to most things within Ipswich. Great kids park area with some fantastic swings and the Japanese Gardens and the Animal Zoo close to the cafe. The cafe is mainly open air so always... more »


Oct 2019

Nice lunch, food and atmosphere

Had lunch there with a friend. I had the all day breakfast, generous serve. nicely presented. Sat on the balcony more »