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


Jul 2019


Ipswich is a great location for us to meet with several of us coming from different locations. This venue is good with an area under a veranda and an inside area. The food is bistro quality with a... more »

Michael B

May 2019

Great place :-)

We all arrived after lunch, however the staff were friendly and created meals which were great, recommended more »


Jan 2019

Pleasant Cafe

A cafe situated on the hill and has lovely views. Atmosphere and decor is nice and it’s very comfortable. Food has been good and tasty. Something for everyone more »


May 2019

Big meals

Lunch at the cafe..variety of meals offered very friendly staff cater to vegetarians, very popular cafe in a very beautiful park. more »


Apr 2019

Stop off on our way through

We stopped off at the Cafe for a light lunch with our children. We were pleasantly surprised with the pricing of the children meals (between $5 - $6.50). The cafe was very busy, we lined up to order... more »