195 Brisbane Street‚ Ipswich

The Retro Diner is one of the many cafes in the Top of Town precinct of Ipswich city. This café has a fun, energetic vibe and, as the name suggests, a distinct retro theme.

Bring the Cadillac to town and order a classic burger and shake to enjoy under the watchful gaze of Elvis and other stars of a bygone era who feature in the art on the walls.

This family-friendly venue caters to all tastes, from coffee and cake to home-style meals and crowd pleasers like loaded fries and meatball subs.

The shelves are laden with retro-style gift items and homewares, sweet treats and jars of local honey.

The café is open daily from 7am to 4pm weekdays; 7am to 3pm Saturday and 7am to 2pm Sunday.

  • Non Smoking
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available

TripAdvisor Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Michael B

Jan 2019

What a delight to find a diner not in a giant shopping centre, but stand alone street venue

The first effect on the senses is the wonderful environment - then the choice on the menu , there was a vast range - but I had a simple salad, which I asked to have chopped up, as I may choke on... more »

Carol S

Jan 2019

Lovely

Lovely friendly place, caters for different dietary requirements. Banana bread was lovely, They even offered dairy free nuttalex. Coffee was good. Retro memrobilia is quirky really gives you the... more »

tonygY5445WF

Oct 2018

Quirky spot for breakfast

Great decor and theme. Staff also in retro uniform and friendly. ‘Large’ Coffee should be called XXL it was huge and nice too. They got my order wrong but fixed it quickly without fuss. Food was... more »

Eliza611

Sep 2018

Fabulous!!!

I LOVE this Diner!! The music, the friendly staff, and above all else, the good, old fashioned style of food. Full of flavour and great on the hip pocket too! The music coming out of the jukebox is... more »

KohaKitsch

Jul 2018

Revolting Retro

This place used to have ambience and charm with the best toasties in town. Unfortunately the new owners have attempted to remove the country retro Australiana from here and imbedded too much American... more »