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“Great gluten free options and delicious ice-cream!!”
Review of Maleny Food Co

Maleny Food Co
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $17
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great gluten free options and delicious ice-cream!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had the opportunity to eat here a few times over the last few months. The food and coffee was always good and, for any coeliacs out there, there are gluten free options on the menu. The ice-cream is delicious and so many flavours to choose from. It is great to find a place that can cater for my food allergy in such a small place... thank you!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Julie K
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English first
Broadbeach, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“45 mins for coffee's”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Expect a long wait when you order coffee's, I mean waiting 45 mins for coffee is a joke.. Our order was 2 hot chocolates, 3 flat whites, we watched people come and go before our small order came out! Staff weren't happy campers, it wasn't busy we walked in and 1/2 tables empty.. Get more stuff for Sundays especially around the lunch time period. We arrived at 11.45am and had our drinks arrive at 12.35.... This should not happen.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank AskAndrea
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Nambour, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a ploughmans lunch which was $19 !! We got 4 skinny pieces of bread and asked for extra and was asked to pay ! The manager was rude and in helpful

4 Thank Emma C
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breakfast in a cute town”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little place, haven from the cold. I've never heard of your ice cream but having read the reviews I tried it and it is very good. Popular little place and my daughter loved the banana Nutella crepes. Why 3 stars then? Your blatantly bored staff are letting you down Mr James.
Still ... I like the look of your small goods.

Thank Regina S
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Buderim, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
618 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Fantastic cheeses, ice creams but indifferent customer service”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Undoubtedly the best ice cream and variety of cheeses in the area. However, customer service is almost non-existent: our enquiry on a particular cheese was treated with somewhat contempt by a senior waitress and there is a little bit of an attitude of "know it all". Very long wait for coffee and take away orders completed before 'sit down' service.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank marigoldKent
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