Rafter & Rose: The cutest little cafe in town

Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.

My home town is currently becoming a bit of a cafe-haven. There seems to be a new cafe popping up on every corner, with the highest concentration of them is the newly revived Heritage Precinct. The top of town’s Heritage Precinct is seeing all the beautiful old buildings being revived with new and old shop owners embracing the gorgeous original buildings and other-world-vibe. The best part for the locals is that the cafe’s on offer aren’t your average cookie-cutter cafes, but all offer a unique twist and personality of their own, allowing the everyone to have their own personal favourite. And my favorites is Rafter & Rose.

Rafter & Rose is located off the main thoroughfare Brisbane Road, and is tucked away in a small Laneway on Ellenborough St. It truly is an almost hidden secret, because it doesn’t give anything away from the street front but as you walk into the small laneway the cafe comes to life with an array of tables made from old pallets, a flourish of succulents and fernery, live acoustic music and the welcoming comfort of a cosy atmosphere.

Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.
Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.
Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.
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But the amazing atmosphere isn’t the best part, the food is! With a selection of hand made cakes catering to all food intolerance, including dairy free, gluten free and vegan, there is sure to be a naughty treat to suit everyone and that is just with the sweets. Rafter & Rose also offer a fantastic menu of the day that offers up scrumptious meals to satisfy the taste buds. My favourite is currently the Vege Toastie, filled with pumpkin, haloumi, caramelised onions, spinach and basil – and yes it is as delicious as it sounds. I normally like to team this with a Soy Chai Latte, or in the warmer months an Iced Tea, which isn’t what you would normally expect with frozen berries floating in a sparkling and refreshing tea.

Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.
Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.

Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.

Rafter & Rose is just one of the many great options to visit in Ipswich and enjoy a relaxing breakfast meal or refreshment, also be sure to check out Deann’s & Fourthchild.

Rafter & Rose Cafe Ipswich - Cafe Review in Ipswich, QLD. Delicious menu items and great service. Highly recommend.



Founder of the Vintage at Heart blog – Kacey loves to share with you her journey through the ever-changing adventures of life as she explores motherhood, repurpose thrift store finds, and discover how to have a more sustainable home.

10 Comments

  1. Brittany
    February 15, 2016

    Very cute 🙂 I will have to go there one time. Thanks for sharing <3

    Reply
    1. Kacey
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks for stopping by! It is well worth the visit I assure you 😉

      Reply
  2. Bargain Baglady (Sammy)
    February 15, 2016

    Looks really nice 🙂

    I have never been to Ipswich before, might be time to check it out!

    Sammy @ http://Www.bargainbaglady.com {Xx}

    Reply
    1. Kacey
      February 19, 2016

      Its not as far from the Gold Coast as you would think! You should totally come for the day, I could tell you where the best op-shops are 🙂

      Reply
  3. Sofia
    February 15, 2016

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!

    Reply
    1. Kacey
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks Sofia! It is easy to take beautiful photos when you have a beautiful subject!

      Reply
  4. Caitlyn
    February 16, 2016

    Great photos and what a clever name 🙂 Looks like a great place to do some telecommuting 🙂

    xo, Caitlyn
    http://www.catonthemoon.xyz

    Reply
    1. Kacey
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks Caitlyn and you are totally right! It is very popular with Uni students for a quiet corner to relax in. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Reply
  5. Janelle
    May 16, 2016

    This looks like such a cute cafe! I will have to check it out next time I’m in Brisbane 🙂

    Janelle x

    Reply
    1. Kacey
      May 23, 2016

      You will have too, it is deliciously adorable and I have not been disappointed yet.

      Reply

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