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Family friendly places to eat in Ipswich

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There’s so much for families to see and do in Ipswich! But amidst all the parks and things to do, you will need to stop for to refuel.

If you are heading to Ipswich for the day or weekend, or are one of the lucky ones that live there, here are five of the best family-friendly restaurants and cafes in Ipswich.


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Rafter & Rose

17 Ellenborough Street Ipswich


There is a delightful vibe to this child-friendly, character-filled cafe. The menu features delicious, wholefood-based goodness, with lots of options and plant-based dishes. There are high chairs inside, but the leafy outdoor space gives parents with prams more space, and the foliage is gorgeously calming.

Rafter & Rose, Ipswich

Rafter & Rose, Ipswich


UB’s Milk Bar

126 Brisbane Street Ipswich


With over 20 flavours of gourmet ice cream, UB’s provides an ice cream experience like no other. Enjoy indulgent desserts and milkshakes in a 1960s-inspired retro venue and heritage precinct. They do burgers too!

UB's Milk Bar, Ipswich

UB’s Milk Bar, Ipswich


Heisenberg Haus

164 Brisbane Street Ipswich


For those ready for a big feed, this Top of the Town favourite serves German-inspired cuisine in a beautiful contemporary environment and great German beers on tap.

Heisenberg Haus, Ipswich

Heisenberg Haus, Ipswich


La Parrilla

14 Pine Mountain Road North Ipswich


Serving South America’s fresh and tantalising flavours, La Parrilla restaurant is a bright little restaurant with hearty food. Offering wood-fired pork, chicken wings, grilled chorizo, sparkling salsas and delicious salads, diners come from far and wide to eat here.

La Parrilla restaurant in Ipswich

La Parrilla restaurant in Ipswich


Queens Park Cafe

10a Merle Finimore Avenue, Queens Park


Set in Queensland’s oldest designated public park, Queens Park Cafe is a kid-friendly cafe with great food and a relaxed vibe. Fully roofed inside and outside dining areas with ramp access and accessible parking throughout the precinct. The café provides an easy-going atmosphere with an extensive menu, cooked and prepared fresh in-house by chefs, that accommodates the whole family. The cafe also welcomes dogs on the deck.


Breakfast at Queens Park Cafe

Breakfast at Queens Park Cafe


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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