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Colin James Fine Foods

Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Australian
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37 Maple Street, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7549428460
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
Awards deserved!

Friends from dairy regions of Victoria. Had never tasted icecream/ cheese platter like this! Fromagerie staff knowledge encyclopaedic! Salted lime sorbet... Really? Absolutely! Gold medal for a reason! Best comparison? Paris fromageries. And coffee to match. Well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Notfromhere2
via mobile
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  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Friends from dairy regions of Victoria. Had never tasted icecream/ cheese platter like this! Fromagerie staff knowledge encyclopaedic! Salted lime sorbet... Really? Absolutely! Gold medal for a reason! Best comparison? Paris fromageries. And coffee to match. Well done.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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434 reviews 434 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A must do in Maleny. The coffee is great and they have an amazing variety of sorbet & gelato as well as ice cream. Try the watermelon sorbet. They have won many awards for their product. They also have a small walk in Fromagerie with a terrific variety of gourmet cheeses. Try the Buffalo feta Its so good. Open Mon-Fri... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We called in today for a coffee which we really enjoyed. Importantly we found that we had discovered a great cheese shop with a wonderful selection . We will be back.

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Bellingen, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a delicious and fairly healthy lunch, quickly prepared and well presented. Went into their beautiful cheese room afterwards to select from the amazing range some cheeses to take home. We were given tasting samples and selected several types that you just wouldn't find anywhere else. Loved it.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We've been regulars at this place since moving to the hinterland a few years back - mainly we go for their little fromagerie where there is the BEST range of cheese in the region. It's not cheap but my word it's good food, and you'll be glad you tried it. Then there is the Ice Cream bar (with Gelato and... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have given 5 stars for the ice-cream alone - it is seriously wonderful - try the dark cherry coconut one!! We also had lunch here which was very nice but nothing exceptional, the coffee was good too - but not exceptional. Another remarkable reason to visit this place is its amazing Fromage Room! Cheese Lovers don't miss the amazing... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Those of us who won the coeliac lottery need not despair any longer. Colin James Fine Foods has an extensive GF menu, with knowledgable staff. They've mastered the art of a GF crepe that doesn't have a GF texture (I can see you all nodding with me). On Sunday I had my first GF ice cream cone in more than... More 

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Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I ate lunch here today and was charged almost $4 more than their menu specified. When I queried the price the waitstaff explained that that's just how much my lunch came to. I pointed out that the menu said differently and she said "well in that the menu must be wrong". I asked to be refunded the extra amount to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

we went out of our way on a hot day to get these ice creams, maybe our expectation was too high after hearing about this shop. But we were a bit disappointed, it was ok, it was nice enough, it wasn't mind blowing. We ticked the box and got an ice cream

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Redcliffe, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You won't find ice cream like this anywhere else. It is the Best! Coffee is also devine and the food is always generous and fresh. Check out the cold room for their range of cheeses. Yummm

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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: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?