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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit to Coombs, was impressed with the market and found a nice place to sit down to have lunch @ the Coombs ice cream parlour. Which turned out to be the worst mistake of the day. Ordered a salmon burger at the price of 13.95 and a bacon Swiss burger at the price of 11.95. Everything was good until... More 

Thank Aaron M
Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coombs is a destination for us with all of our company, when they are visiting us here on the island. Recently went to the ice cream parlour for the first time. Nice decor, great selection of ice creams, cones or bowls. Lots of seating, and information available for anyone looking to learn more about the area offerings.

Thank Lynda D
B.C. Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coombs Ice Cream Parlour is a charming up-scale ice-cream patio cafe. Much more relaxing than the frenzied location that used to be in the Coombs Market. Lovely to sit on the patio, eat generous portions of ice-cream, people watch & cool off on a hot day.

Thank Condu
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Coombs icecream and I buy one every time I go. They give you a huge portion for a relatively cheap price and the selection of flavours is amazing. Yes it is busy but if you are patient you'll easy catch a server and get a delicious treat. A must go if you're in Coombs! I can't praise it... More 

Thank andy h
Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream parlour has new home in Coombs market. The new purpose built building has a wide open outdoor terrace, with sun & shade! Ideal for 'people watching' and hanging out while eating ice cream, or waiting for people who are shopping across the way. Similar to it's old location there are many ice cream flavours (49 or more)... More 

Thank victoriafoody
Grande Prairie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of flavors to choose from! Large serving sizes for the cost, and they move people through quickly and are really friendly!

Thank savesomeoneelse
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what the problem was but the ice cream cone that I bought here was funny tasting and not what I expected. I ordered a chocolate peanut butter flavour, which seemed almost sugar free or something. Whatever it was, it wasn't sweet like a regular ice cream should be. Of note, they ask you to pay at one end... More 

1 Thank gm0brien
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream selection here is epic and the quality is great. We wandered around Qualicum Beach and Parksville to try and find some ice cream and ended up coming back here as everything else was sub-par in comparison. It is of course possible that I missed a good spot in one of those towns but regardless I'd make the... More 

Thank Michael R
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many choices, nice new building. Small portions, we don't need a lot but are used to getting a little more than we did when we order small for the kids. Sounds strange to say when ordering the small but it was really small. Cool atmosphere in Coombs.

Thank onvacay123
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Yes, this is a lovely place to go for an ice cream, gelato or coffee. There is a lovely patio to sit on while you enjoy your treat.

Thank Carmen A

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Families with children
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  • Address: Coombs Emporium | 2300 Alberni Hwy 4a, Coombs, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Coombs
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?