126 Brisbane Street‚ Ipswich

St Shoebill breezed into Ipswich’s Top of Town precinct in late 2020, bringing a fresh contemporary fit-out to the historic Ellenborough House building – and serious coffee kudos.

Owners Sam and Kim Ladson are proudly one of just two outlets in Queensland pouring the highly award-winning Ona Coffee from Canberra.

In fact, the café is something of a coffee lovers’ emporium. You can buy any of the roastery’s 15 specialty offerings here and taste four of them – Smooth Operator, Raspberry Candy, The Hitman and The Founder on any given day.

You’ll also find other specialty brands on the shelves here, such as hot chocolate from Melbourne’s Mork Chocolate and the Byron Bay Tea Co. range.

The all-day menu offers bright, fresh and interesting options such as Japanese okonomiyaki and spiced savoury mince on toast. The Dusty Farmhouse Avo includes Yarra Valley Persian Fetta, fresh Mint and Dukkah on sourdough. For lunch, there are delicious bao buns with your choice of filling – pork, chicken, beef or tofu.

Sam and Kim ran a successful café on the Gold Coast before moving to Ipswich, where they are restoring a century-old home and raising son Henry. They have been delighted by the community’s response to their café.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Online Orders
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


Oct 2021

Wonderful service

This cafe is bright and breezy. The menu is surprising, the prices are reasonable and the service is fast and efficient. Parking was easy on the weekend don’t know how busy would get during the week... more »


May 2021

Coffee!!!! Yum

Delicious ONA coffee served up seriously good Raspberry Candy ONA coffee beans served here are my favourite So nice to get something a little different Well done more »


Apr 2021

Great vibe

By far the best coffee in town!!! Food is always perfect and the vibe in the cafe is so lovely first thing in the morning... more »

Nick P

Mar 2021

Absolutely top notch coffee

Can only rate the coffee, having popped in for a mid-morning pit stop while taking in the heritage preservation around the CBD. Absolutely top notch coffee - I chose 'The Founder' from one of the... more »


Feb 2021

Great food, atmosphere and

Great food, atmosphere and staff. And check out the little people in the wall; can you find them all? more »