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Colin James Fine Foods

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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37 Maple St, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7549428460
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made our annual visit to Maleny, for shopping and lunch at ColinJames Fine Foods. Whilst Noosa has all the spurious glamour of a Sydney suburb jammed full of Sopranoesque MacMansions, Maleny retains an authentic feel of a country town. Lacking Noosa's spectacular beach, it never the less offers shopping experience sans big brands and with more than a hint... More 

Thank Susan C
Maryborough, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go if you love gelato ,sorbets and coffee they also have cheeses as well to taste. There so many awards hanging on the walls you know you can`t go wrong.

2 Thank Scott F
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing changes, no need to when what you do works. Always visit when we get to this area, love looking and buying from the cheese section. Thanks you guys are always helpful and pleasant.

2 Thank capalabathebill
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we had lunch at Colin James. Unfortunately the soup was off the menu, so the four of us ordered sandwiches. Whilst we were waiting for our meals we were told there was only enough bread for three of us!! Having eaten here previously we were a little disappointed.

1 Thank Rhonda D
Queensland, Australia
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154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here whilst on the mountain..nice and relaxed during weekdays, very busy on the weekend. Favourite ice cream for me is Ginger and Macadamia. All local and Queensland ingredients used..including local milk. They have a extensive cheese selection and heaps of premium Ice-cream and sorbets to choose from. Good coffee and teas in large mugs also. Recommended, give... More 

1 Thank Barramax
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Maleny, make sure you stop here to get an ice cream! Mango & Macadamia - beautiful! Lots of flavour also very refreshing!

2 Thank lauradp89
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's been some major staff changeovers.. the coffee is usually good. Not a lot of food choice, but fresh and generous servings. If you like icecream, then this is the place for you. There is nothing better anywhere..

1 Thank FlyingSomewhere
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I was told from a local they had the best gelato in QLD and boy they did not disappoint! I had Apple Pie and I could have gone back for more absolutely delicious! They also had an amazing selection of cheese. We didn't eat there but from what I could see it looked delicious as well. If you go to... More 

2 Thank Michelle S
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The food and ice cream at Colin James is impossible to tire of. It's become a Maleny institution. We can't visit there without stopping for lunch, coffee or an ice cream. The delicatessen also carries some outstanding products. Our last purchase was some all natural, no oil, no sugar chilli relish. We need more of this approach to food.

2 Thank Nomad1060
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164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Excellent food served here. We enjoyed the ploughman's lunch and the very good smoked salmon and blue cheese. Popular place, but we managed to get a table and enjoy our time here. We had a sweet ending with superb gelato.

2 Thank HappyBingo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $17
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Maple St, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 7549428460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?