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


Feb 2019


It is a very noisy cafe ..food overpriced..had nachos guacamole was grey?? Meat was lumpy mince more like meatballs...very disappointing..my friend had the seafood plate..way overcooked ..they are... more »


Jan 2019

Ipswich Cafe

Our 'go to' place for a last minute lunch or breakfast. Always has good food at good prices. For a good location and quality breakfast you can't go past it. Very very busy on important days like... more »

Rebecca H

Jan 2019

Try the chicken burger

I had the chicken burger and it was great. I don't normally eat chicken burgers but this converted me. The bun was nice, chicken freshly cooked and hot in a schnitzel style, salad on the burger was... more »


Jan 2019

Great location

Coffee and cafe lovely space. Walk around the park very cool in places. There is a small zoo with some birds and animals to view. more »

Deb S

Jul 2018

Great place

Lovely food, very popular on weekends. Lovely setting on veranda overlooking park. Toilets close by. more »