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Maleny Food Co

37 Maple Street | Qld, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5494 2860
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (63 reviews)
“ice cream” (162 reviews)
“sorbet” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
37 Maple Street | Qld, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Well, Easter Sunday in downtown Maleny was abuzz; most businesses were open despite the extra salary penalty rates for their staff. We chose Maleny Food Co because they had a big sign advertising gelati (and inside dozens of show medals for ice cream competitions). But...More

3  Thank Scudamore-Smith
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Hi Scudamore-smith, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and got the chance to try some of our Gelato! Look forward to having you back again soon!

Reviewed April 15, 2017

With so many Colin James ice cream flavours to choose from you may spend a while tasting samples until you decide which one is best to eat. If ice cream is not your thing, go into the cheese tasting room.More

2  Thank Anita J
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Hi Anita J, Thank you so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed our Gelato, and that you had time to explore our Fromagerie :) We have since changed our name to Maleny Food Co. but everything we stand for and the great product...More

Reviewed April 9, 2017

Delicious gluten free gelato choices and also for a little extra you can get a gluten free waffle cone - which is very rare. Definitely worth a visit whether or not you are gluten free.

2  Thank OieQ01
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Hi OieQ01, Thank you for the review and we're so glad you were happy with our selection of GF options :) We hope to see you back shortly.

Reviewed April 2, 2017

Very good ice-cream and great selection of cheeses. Everyone who goes to Maleny must visit this place!

1  Thank Catherine C
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2017

Hi Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to visit us, and we're so glad you got the chance to explore our Fromagerie as well as taste our Gelato! Hope to have you back again soon :)

Reviewed April 1, 2017

The last time we visited this place it was called Colin James Fine Foods. Everything looks exactly the same including the cheese room and ice cream display. Still incredibly popular and busy when we visited about 2pm on a Saturday. The ice cream is very...More

2  Thank Belgo96
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Hi Belgo96, Thank you for the review. We have since changed our name to Maleny Food Co. but everything we stand for and the great product we produce will stay the same. We still only use the freshest ingredients and local Maleny milk. Looking forward...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017

went too Maleny for a day trip from our coolum beach holiday food here was superb and country atmostphere was greattttttttt so friendly and nice but yummy too were going back again soon wont forget this place mhhhhhhh ow yes you shld go its great...More

1  Thank Motor homes D
Norman S, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Hi 'Motor homes', Thanks for the review, sounds like you had a lovely day in Maleny. Look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed March 4, 2017

Good service (little slow on a Friday lunch), lovely fresh food. Bought some imported cheese within shop for our weekend on the Tableland and had to finish off with a gelato to cool off!

1  Thank KellieandMarke
Norman S, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Hi KellieandMarke, Thanks for the review and so glad to hear you had the chance to take home some of our beautiful cheese's on offer from our Fromagerie. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 1, 2017

The ice cream was lovely. The service for the coffee was however, really slow. It took nearly 20 Minutes. It was quite nice when it arrived. The village of Maleny is really quaint and is really worth a visit.More

1  Thank jude9999_10
Norman S, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Hi Jude, Thanks for taking the time to write a review and glad to hear you got to enjoy some of our Gelato. Sorry to hear about the wait on coffee, although we do get very busy at times, we always strive to deliver on...More

Reviewed February 26, 2017

Love the gelato here! I can never resist the cherry ripe & will always get a take home pack with 2-3 flavours. Have never had a bad one & as long as they never get rid of my favourite flavour I will keep coming! The...More

1  Thank Alicia N
Norman S, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Hi Alicia, Cherry ripe is one of our favourites too, and we agree - whether it's cheese or Gelato, you can't go wrong! Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed February 11, 2017

I only stopped off for a gelati, which was way too tempting to resist, whilst wandering up the main street of Maleny yesterday. Very much appreciated, as the outside temperature was around 36-37 degrees celsius, so something cool + refreshing was definitely needed. Settled on...More

1  Thank Zippy-Oz
Norman S, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Hi Zippy-Oz, Our Gelato sounds like it was the perfect treat for what sounded like a very warm summer's day! Hope to have you return in the future so you can try some of our menu items. Thanks again for taking the time to review...More

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Response from MaggieB75 | Reviewed this property |
They advertise 9-5 Mon-Fri and 9-4 Sat & Sun but they might choose to close on other occasions so best ring them to make sure. 07 5494 2860 Enjoy. they are definitely worth a visit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Maple Street | Qld, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5494 2860
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Description
The Maleny Food Co. story began in 2001 when it was first founded as Colin James Fine Foods, opening on Maple St, Maleny. Starting out as a café and fromagerie, our gelato and sorbet was made daily on site in traditional artisan style. As word spread and the awards began to accumulate, our name became synonymous with ‘truly amazing’ gelato. Since those early days we have continued to expand our operations, using artisan techniques in our purpose-built manufacturing facility in Maleny, Queensland, and our products can now be found in a growing number of restaurants, gelato shops, boutique grocers and cafes. We now welcome a new chapter in our story, and while our name has changed, our values and the quality of our award winning gelato and sorbet remain the same. Our vision is to create an integrated business of food manufacturing, food retailing and food tourism, built on a strong connection to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We are passionate about showcasing Maleny, the surrounding region, its people, produce and stories. We invite you to visit us at our store in Maple Street, Maleny, to experience our walk-in fromagerie, select from our range of local produce, enjoy a coffee, or the deli-style dining and of course, try our delicious gelato and sorbet.
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