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


Jun 2019

Great value for money

Had lunch here 3 times. Always made freshly. Charge about 30 -50% less than other dining outlets in the neighbourhood. Laminated tables brought back happy memories of visiting my grandparents. Staff... more »


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 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 »


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 »


Sep 2018


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 »