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Coombs Ice Cream Parlour

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Coombs Emporium | 2300 Alberni Hwy (4a), Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
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Description: This is an Ice Cream shop located in a building called Coombs Emporium...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Generous portion huge variety Ice Cream Cones

Like the multi choices of Island Farms Ice Cream - certainly the best Ice cream on Vancouver Island. This little boutique as part of the goats on the Roof complex is a must try when you are in Coombs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Royston, Canada
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Shallotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A great ice cream shop with some unique flavors. They only accept cash. The market next door will sell you a coupon which you can charge on your credit card. We are from USA so had no CA cash so this was a good alternative.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It has gotten way too expensive and the cones are skimpy! We used to go here all the time, but in the future I will just go to QF!

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Edmonton
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The ice cream cones were enormous, in a waffle cone, and for a great price. Hands down the best ice cream shop we've been to on the west coast. Highly recommended for kids (and adults).

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a fun surprise it was to stop in Coombs. An unlikely place to find a great deal (among the tourist traps). Stopped in on our way back from Englishman Falls and had lunch at the market- a great place for a fun lunch but save lots of room for ice cream. They know how to serve up a cone!

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Royston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Like the multi choices of Island Farms Ice Cream - certainly the best Ice cream on Vancouver Island. This little boutique as part of the goats on the Roof complex is a must try when you are in Coombs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good choice of ice cream varieties. Fare value. The staff do a good job even with the lineups that are 90% of the time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Giant ice cream cones and lots of flavors. It's regular brand names would be nice to be specialty or homemade.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There are not many flavours. They let u try only two flavours. The icecream was average. U can sit outside and enjoy the cone.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I took my Mom who was visiting me from Ontario and her and my partner had ice cream cones. They were gigantic but it was fun watching Mom struggle with the monster cone. The only thing I didn't enjoy were a bunch of rude teenagers not respecting who was in the line up first. Although this has no reflection on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The line up was horrendous, but the ice cream was worth the tight squeeze! Decently priced and a generous amount of ice cream.

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

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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