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Coombs Ice Cream Parlour

Coombs Emporium | 2300 Alberni Hwy (4a), Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Coombs
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Description: This is an Ice Cream shop located in a building called Coombs Emporium. It's on a property which is surrounded by giant stone sculptures. Great place for kids to have fun.
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our teenaged kids remembered this place from our last visit, about 4-5 years ago. There are regular cones, a waffle cone, and a waffle cone dipped in chocolate. The sizes are kids, single, and double scoops. For a $3.50 waffle cone, the ice cream is packed in tight and stands about 3-4" above the cone. Can feed a family, depending... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A visit to Coombs isn't complete without a stop at the ice cream shop. Multiple flavours are generously served in either a plain or waffle cone. The biggest challenge is deciding on a flavour. They even had my favourite - Coconut!! Treat yourself - it's worth it! :-)

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Vancouver, Canada
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405 reviews 405 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Tasty ice cream with a waffle cone, always bring a simile to our faces & this was the best way to end our time in Coombs. There are so many varieties/choices to try & with the great turnover, it seems that the ice cream is very fresh. The owner has an infectious smile & price point is fare! Unique ice... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

...and they may well be right! Stopped for petrol and had a very pleasant surprise to find this ice cream parlour. So many flavours to choose from and massive portion!

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Parksville, BC
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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great Island Farms ice cream, lots of flavours, with generous servings. Be prepared to wait in line in the summer.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are lots of flavours to choose from at this ice cream parlour and there is usually a queue. My only comment is that there doesn't always seem to be much of a 'system' for serving...so that people are standing two and three deep waiting for their turn to order. I think a single line would be preferable.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Ice Cream was greatly appreciated on a hot day. There were no line-ups at the time we went. The clerk handled our requests fast and efficiently.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We ordered poutine and got about 14 fries either baked or microwaved with motza and gravy. It was far overpriced. If everything was a priced to proportion I would not be writing this. We have been going to combs for over 20 years, and it gets worse every year.

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Surrey, BC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Can be very busy during summer months, but what ice shop isn't? Lots of choice in flavors, generous portions, waffle cones, regular cones, etc.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have visited here before and are never disappointed. Biggest selection of flavours we have found anywhere. Be sure to allow time for kids to peruse thoroughly and make up their minds. Portions are large, so decent value for the amount served. Then you can sit outside on a lot or bench and watch the rooftop goats.

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Address: Coombs Emporium | 2300 Alberni Hwy (4a), Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Coombs
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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