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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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Most recent review
Average, just average.

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
haykerryharris
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Definitely the best ice cream and great to have a look in the cool room at the different produce. We had a coffee which was great and bought some other produce as well . Would love to live closer to this shop as we would go every day

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Maleny, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?