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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
You are there anyway,, why not eat ice cream

nice ice cream, in a pleasant touristy setting. It is right by the goats on the roof, so you have entertainment while enjoying your lickable treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Collingwood, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are sooooo many flavors. You can mix and match. The ice cream cone is huge! The single is really a double and the double a triple!! No extra charge for waffle cones! You can buy vouchers in the market for the ice cream if you do not have cash on you!! Staff was young and aloof! Would have liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We can't wait to go back. The ice cream is always a treat for all and plenty of flavors for all to select from. We can't drive by without stopping for the kids. Take a minute and enjoy the ice cream and so many other treats.

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Coombs, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

always a lineup. Worth the wait. Great service with a smile. Wonderful taste. best ice cream anywhere.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

nice ice cream, in a pleasant touristy setting. It is right by the goats on the roof, so you have entertainment while enjoying your lickable treat.

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Burnaby, Canada
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84 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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230 helpful votes 230 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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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
60 helpful votes 60 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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28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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