Top 9 Ipswich Coffee Spots

Coffee coffee coffee! Here's a few ways to get your daily coffee hit in Ipswich!
22 Jun 2017


Top 9 Ipswich Coffee Spots

Ipswich has plenty of great places for a coffee. Make your brain receptors buzz with glee by indulging in a caffeine hit at one of these great nine local coffee haunts.

1: Rafter and Rose

What a cute little nook! Located right in the heart of our beautiful city, hides this cute little laneway cafe. Filled with rustic charm, recycled timer furnishings and beautifully potted plants; Rafter and Rose is a must visit. Their speciality is not only the variety of home baked sweet treats on the front counter, but a lovely blend of coffee. Their 1 + 1 or 1 + 1 + 1 coffees are highly recommended!


2: 116 Laneway

Have you seen the chic, rusted sign above the entrance of 116 Laneway cafe? Home of the crazier than ever milkshakes! Yes, this place actually exists! We sat within this cute little shabby chic café admiring the overall funkiness – great job guys!  This cool little L-Shaped café doubles as a bar around the back and even opens during public holidays! It has something a little different to the other cafe’s in the main street of Ipswich. The walls are lined with fairy lights and palms.

There sits the odd milk crate topped with astro turf for seating too. The barista is hidden away in the black shipping container in the middle of the cafe; needless to say, the coffee doesn’t hide for too long which is a bonus!


3: Fourthchild

Literally, Fourthchild Cafe, Brisbane Street Ipswich, is the ‘fourth child’ within the family. As soon as you walk through the doors the graffiti wall art grabs you, not to mention the decor; large wooden tables against the beautifully exposed brickwork. Their breakfasts are to absolutely die for! The healthy portion sizes Fourthchild offer, are just that – healthy, which is refreshing in today’s breakfast society.

The coffee is sublime! The coffee they have chosen to use, in my opinion is hands down, the best roaster around. Campos’ Superior Blend is rich and silky in flavour. Credit to the Barista team, as they would make Mr or Mrs Campos’ very proud!

4: Queens Park Cafe

A cafe amongst the trees. This meticulously manicured location not only has quiet the cup size when it comes to coffee, but has one of the best vibes when sitting on the lovely big open plan veranda overlooking Queens Park gardens. The coffee comes out hot and fast which is always a positive – especially when it’s your favourite part of the day. Queens Park is a family friendly location offering quiet a large selection of breakfast and lunch options. But have you seen their display of sweets!!?? Wow! We were spoilt for choice.


5: Merlo at Springfield Central

Not a bad drop! Merlo Coffee bar within Orion Springfield Central has to be up there with one of the best coffee suppliers in Ipswich and surrounding areas. Owner and Roaster Dean Merlo is based in Brisbane CBD and roasts all coffee beans locally – you can visit them at their Bowen Hills Store at any time for a ‘Coffee Cupping’ experience which is similar to a wine appreciation course, but with coffee!

You may have also had the pleasure of sipping a Merlo blend at some of the other coffee haunts in and around Ipswich. They roast coffee within their Springfield location there and then, which may have at times been the draw card – I know it is for me! You can ask for their ‘Bean of the Month’ which is always suggested – just ask the team and they would be delighted you asked!


6: Thirty Seven Cafe

Sporting the Merlo blend; Thirty Seven Cafe is yet again, another decent coffee served within lovely big cups! Hubby and I arrived on Saturday morning to find out what the local haunt had to offer – and we were pleasantly surprised. With their display cabinet full of sweet treats that looked absolutely divine, to their fresh juices and “from the farm” breakfast platter that looks as though it could feed a football team, was pretty impressive!

The table next to us ordered the platter and I must say, it lived up to its reputation. Great coffee, good service and overall a lovely fresh clean cafe!

Thirty-Seven-Cafe - Ipswich coffee

7: Moselle’s Restaurant

Whilst I sat enjoying my latte watching the world go by, the remote control boats in the lagoon and the ducks frolicking in the water Moselles Restaurant is the place to be on a Sunday morning. After 3 cups of coffee it was now Morning Tea time, and they just so happen to have a cheeky date scone in the display cabinet – calling my name! Yes please! Moselles Cafe and Restaurant offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner … and morning tea of course! During these cooler winter mornings, it was so pleasant to sit in the sun enjoying the peace and quiet with a great cup of coffee and a big fat scone.


8: Dancing Bean Roastery

Who knew a bean could dance!? The smell of roasting coffee and the winter sun pouring in from the large glass windows was enough for me to call in and pay the team at Dancing Bean Roastery and Cafe a visit. The new owners Nao and Rob are super lovely with such a passion for coffee! As soon as you walk into the cafe, you are met with a list as long as your arm with coffee varietals ranging from Columbian, Brazilian, Guatemalan, original blend and of course the Nao blend! I haven’t had the pleasure of tasting them all, but those I have had the pleasure of tasting have been beautifully rich and fruity – totally different to your main stream blends.

The team also serve breakfast, lunch and light snacks throughout the day. We had the bacon and egg breakfast burrito with spinach and a spicy tomato relish – delish!


9: Go Vita Redbank Plaza

What can I say? I’m a big fan of Campos’ coffee! The newly installed Go Vita Health food store, within Redbank Plaza displays the very popular green sign showing off the Campos’ coffee fern leaf … instantly my mouth starts to water, “one take away large latte, thanks”. This health food store has a little something for everyone! I not only rate their chose of coffee supplier but the Vegan Coconut Yoghurt! Have you tried this stuff before? I’m hooked!

This yoghurt is certainly something you must try. Mixed with granola and a few fresh berries, it’s a healthy little snack for anytime of the day! Give it a go!

Sarah Food Blogger
What can I say .... I just love food! Whether its sitting around my dining room table at home with family and friends, catering for a party, a cute little laneway café, street food at a local market or an amazing degustation dinner in one of the finest restaurants - I just love food! I've recently moved to the Ipswich area, and really enjoying the relaxed pace. Ipswich reminds me of my childhood and growing up in an amongst the country lifestyle - simplicity is sometimes the best!

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