Ipswich dining: Where to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner

There’s an endless supply of options for dining in Ipswich! With every type of cuisine and budget, choosing where to eat is a decision fraught with danger…Lucky we’re on the case and we’ve compiled the essential list in Ipswich!


The most important meal of the day, or so they say! Café Okios has recently opened in the top end of town and their smashed avo on sourdough is the go-to. Finish it off with some ethically sourced coffee and you’re good to go.

Other notable stalwarts in the breakfast category include Rafter and Rose –  try them for their homemade cheesecakes in their verdant green laneway. Fourth Child is another favourite, a family-run business on Brisbane Street. Their sweet breakfasts are something else!


The hero of the day and offering sooo many options, Heisenberg Haus – in all its Germanic goodness – tackles the pork knuckle that’s as big as your head!

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery is another spot not to be missed.  Cold beers, tasty burgers and a relaxed atmosphere in Ippy’s own craft brewery.

For an authentic experience, try Memories of India on Brisbane Street, where succulent tandoori chicken, goat curry or paneer will make your taste buds sing! Bonus: try the coal-roasted naan bread…yum!


Options are also sorted! The Cottage Restaurant is a winner for contemporary Australian. Not to be missed for all the meaty goodness is the reinvigorated Bakehouse Steakhouse.