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Colin James Fine Foods

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37 Maple Street, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7549428460
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best ice-cream ever!!

Absolutely can't say enough good stuff about the amazing ice-cream they make. I'm going to die of overdosing on their delightful "lychee, ginger & chocolate"! We also ordered a 5kg tub of "christmas" ice-cream for our family function. It was amazing as always! Oh, and did I mention they also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BlueSummitCottage
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Maleny, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Maleny, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely can't say enough good stuff about the amazing ice-cream they make. I'm going to die of overdosing on their delightful "lychee, ginger & chocolate"! We also ordered a 5kg tub of "christmas" ice-cream for our family function. It was amazing as always! Oh, and did I mention they also have a cafe and an amazing fromagerie (cheese shop)? Yeah!!... More 

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Wootha
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Being local you get to know the best things on offer, and Colin James Ice cream is my idea of ice cream heaven. It is always on the list of treats when our grandchildren visit. Love the variety of flavours which change frequently depending on availability of ingredients. Try hazelnut roche or blood orange sorbet.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If Cheese or Ice Cream is your thing then heaven waits for you at Colin James fine foods, the ice Cream is to die for. The private Fromagerie room is a treat in itself, well stocked with local, national and inter-national cheeses. I recently had a Black Truffle infused pecorino which when grated over a mushroom risotto and Bruschetta was... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Maybe because I'm a regular But I love it here! Staff are friendly, their coffee is great! And of course their icecream and sorbet is the best in Maleny! Well done Colin James!

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had some delicious icecream, my favourite is the creme caramel and hazelnut definitely be back to taste some cheese.

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Brisbane
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I cant' really say the expectation of "fine" foods was met with this diner. Basic food, consisting of cold dishes/sandwiches and a nice selection of gelati and some "gourmet" food for sale on display. Beyond this, the food was neither "fine" or exceptional and could be found at a lunch bar. The service was concentrated around the counter and most... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A good range of flavours, from the basics (chocolate, pistachio) through to the specialities (Cherry Ripe, Christmas cake). Generous servings in comparison with other providers in the region. Unfortunately one of our party got a bonus hair - the second time this has been witnessed at a gelato provider in the Sunshine Coast region. Unlike the other provider who gave... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place is the best in Maleny for seriously delicious icecream. Made from local produce by local people, we make sure that we always stop in for one of their flavour sensations. Our eyes are too big as we can't seem to down size to one scoop - too is always the go! Great on a hot day in the... More 

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Queensland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've only had sorbet and gelato here and would definitely recommend a visit to this store for either of these options. Being popular, it can take some time to get close enough to the display to be able to choose the flavour.

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Maleny, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Colin James has the best award winning ice cream and gelato around the area. All is locally made and plenty of variety for all tastes. The cheeses are from all around the world as well as local and the staff are all ready to serve, whether just for coffee and cakes to a meal for any time of the day

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Maple Street, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 7549428460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 17
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?