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Best Openings In Ipswich 2017

2017 saw Ipswich becoming something of a foodie magnet with a swag of new restaurants, bars and cafes opening, most of them in gorgeous historic buildings.


Dovetails Ipswich

A century old woodworkers classroom in Ipswich's grand heritage-listed first technical cottage has been transformed into a stunning restaurant and bar with food to match...more

Coffee Anda

Coffee Anda Ipswich

Ipswich's landmark 19th century bakery has a new life as a gorgeous dessert café with play area for kids, dog-friendly courtyard and a menu of delicious eats and excellent coffee...more

Tighty Whities

What began as a hole-in-the-wall coffee nook in the historic Top of Town precinct has expanded into an ambient industrial chic café that is the new go-to for delectable hearty breakfasts...more

Ruby Chews

Ipswich got its first retro American style 'diner' in time for Christmas, serving up delicious burgers,  hot dogs, sides, shakes and concrete (frozen custard) ice cream, with al fresco views to the river...more

The Yard on Glebe

A retro store in a suburban shopping strip has been spruced up and turned into a chic neighbourhood café known for its delicious all day breakfasts and homemade artisan pastries...more

Fentons at the Ipswich Club

The landmark historic Queenslander house that is home to the Ipswich Club now opens to the general public on Friday evenings for drinks and tapas on the wraparound verandah...more

Ellen & Rod

This cool little cottage café in the heart of Ipswich serves up excellent coffee, daily breakfast (all day on weekends) and weekday lunches made from locally sourced produce...more