Ipswich is ripe with café culture, whether it’s a lovely laneway, retro diner, or modern café experience you are after – Ipswich has the lot. Ipswich boasts an abundance of dog friendly cafes and restaurants within the CBD and surrounds. We have produced a list of the 9 best dog friendly cafes in Ipswich. So, get your walking shoes on, leash-up your pup and take a stroll around Ipswich town.
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Rafter & Rose
Dog owners love this urban chic dog-friendly café in Ipswich’s CBD and it’s easy to see why. With it’s delightful decor and ethically sourced menu options, this café is a must-do for you and your pooch.
Slide into their urban laneway on a weekend to catch local musicians playing tunes for patrons. Be sure to try the house-made waffles severed with real maple, fresh berries and edible flowers.
Ellen and Rod Café
At Ellen and Rod Café, you’ll love their wonderful brekkie and amazing coffee! We highly recommend the eggs benny, featuring their house-made hollandaise. Also worth a mention is their famous brownies. Ideally located in Ipswich CBD this is a no-brainer for you and your pooch next time you are in town.
Queens Park Cafe & Kiosk
You and your furry friend will love strolling around Queens Park’s Japanese inspired parklands. Why not finish it off with a visit to the Queens Park Cafe & Kiosk? This lovely café prides itself on outstanding customer service and great food. Doggos are more than welcome.
If you are looking for great coffee, lovely ambience and a dog friendly setting, Seed Café is for you. Seed has been rated by many as having the best coffee in Ipswich. This pet friendly café is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Queens Park. Be sure to try one of their signature bagels as you soak up the atmosphere in their sub-tropical garden.
With its elevated and breezy position atop Panorama Park, this warm and welcoming café in Springfield is a hit for families and fury friends alike. To keep the kids entertained, there is an open grass area and a playground nearby. Doggos are sure to enjoy this café too, as puppercinos (as pictured) and other dog treats are on the menu.
This dog friendly café in Augustine Heights is a go-to favourite for locals. This café is known for it’s friendly staff and outstanding locally sourced food. Being located in Augusta shopping village, parking will be a breeze. Not that you’ll need to, as pathways to walk your dog on are aplenty in these parts.
Step right up and bring your hound dog down to Ipswich CBD, to experience a retro dining experience like no other! This 50’s – 60’s themed diner boasts a dedicated pet station for your fur baby. Be sure to try their old-fashioned thick shakes that are straw-crushingly thick and are based on retro flavours. They also sell quirky retro goodies such as bags, gift baskets, keyrings and even candy.
Fourthchild Cafe Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Timothy Molony Park is Fourthchild Cafe & Restaurant. This dog friendly café proudly serves di Manfredi Coffee and gourmet delights for breakfast through to dinner. The entire menu features house made food using locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to book in for a High Tea which is one of their specialties.
Good food, Good coffee, Good company is their motto and that is exactly what you will get at Oikos Café in Ipswich. This dog friendly café prides itself on using the freshest, local ingredients. Oikos Café is a particularly good location for vegans as they have a diverse vegan menu. Their coffees are among the best on offer in Ipswich, in addition, each kilo of coffee used funds 4 meals to feed the hungry. How good is that?!