Walking down the main street of Ipswich in the 'Top of Town' precinct you will be welcomed and pleasantly surprised by the trendy cafe and restaurant that is Fourthchild.
After recently changing ownership, the cafe has maintained its modern and trendy feel as well as its scrumptious menu. The first thing that will capture your attention as you walk through the door is the bright and colourful artwork on the exposed brick walls. Your eyes will then most likely look upwards towards the ceiling to admire the magnificent pressed tin air vents, a striking feature.
Fourthchild has a positive and calming vibe as you walk in, it's a place where you can easily chill out or catch up. As you pull out your timber chair to sit at your table adorned with a vase of flowers, you will notice that each seat is upholstered with a different Ipswich suburb name. It might be a bit noisy at the front of the cafe where there windows open to the road, but the rest of the cafe makes you feel like you're somewhere else.
Fourthchild Seating & Cake Cabinet
Behind the counter the large menu blackboards are full of tempting delights and the cake cabinet is full to the brim with an enticing selection of sweets such as Lemon Meringue Pie, Rhubarb and Coconut Slice, Carrot Cake, Banoffee Pie and Orange Blossom Friands. When you order a piece of cake or pie here, you don't just get a slice, you get a cake or pie all to yourself...most of the time large enough to share. And a piece of cake must be accompanied by a cup of their Campos Coffee, a high quality brew.
The staff here are friendly and don't just stop at taking your order, but take the time to have a bit of a chat about your day. Children aren't forgotten with highchairs available and baby cinos on the menu.
It's not just morning tea on the menu though, Fourthchild serves breakfast with options like Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes or Smoked Salmon & Camambert Omlette and Lunch with options such as Pan Seared Scollops & Wild Mushroom Risotto or Maple Glazed Pumpkin & Goats Cheese Tartlet. More recently Fourthchild have started a dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings and are also licensed with a range of house wines, beer, spirits, liquors and cocktails available.
So if you didn't think Ipswich had a trendy cafe and restaurant, think again and head down Brisbane street in the top of town and look out for the big black shop front, you'll be glad you did.