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

Jennifer R

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 »

Danny L

Oct 2019

Nice Park

This is a nice place for a coffee or meal. The prices were fairly rich for the food and portions provided. Fish pieces were tiny slithers. Chips were a bit overcooked. The burgers were delicious... more »


Sep 2019

Great place to bring the family

We visited the Queens Park Cafe with the children during school holidays. Great place to rest and eat while seeing all the attractions in the Park. more »


Oct 2019

Wonderful place

We've been here so many times. Everything is always wonderful. We have brought interstate family here and it highlights What Ipswich has to offer. Fantastic experience every time. more »