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About Us


Hi, and welcome to Cockatoo Gate. We're a multi-cuisine art cafe at West Ipswich. We promote local authors and artists. In the cafe, you can order and dine on great food, see great art works, and book displays. We'll give you a memorable experience in a peaceful venue, where food meets art.

Our Mission

We’re expanding cultural horizons, and we’re taking everybody with us.

Our Vision

A better world through arts engagement, food and fun.

Our Pledge

We’ll keep prices lower than industry average.

Alex is an experienced author, editor, cook and educator. After more than 20 years in the Public Service, he had a vision for a unique business model that has become Cockatoo Gate.