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Maleny Food Co

37 Maple Street | QLD, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5435 2455
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (59 reviews)
“ice cream” (153 reviews)
“sorbet” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Maple Street | QLD, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came in for ice-cream with the kids as an after lunch treat lined up to order. The place was packed but we still got a table inside. This shop even has a cheese section to the front (which I didn't get to look in as...More

Thank Vanessa2727
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great coffee ice cream as the current owners have kept the recipes from Colin James the original owner. However, they do not always have the unadulterated ice cream that I like and I refuse to have another sort, so mostly I walk out with nothing....More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer service in this cafe is the worst i have by far ever seen... I've been into Maleny food co a few times now and all i ever seem to see is the bosses out the front or behind the counter arguing.. And not...More

4  Thank abby122017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maleny food Co is a great place to visit when in Maleny for either a meal, coffee, ice cream or shop for a delicious cheese. The staff were very helpful with our choosing a cheese or 2 such a variety.

2  Thank lindakthomas
MalenyFoodCo, General Manager at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi lindathomas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kinds words. We're so glad you we're able to try some of the cheese from our fromagerie! Look forward to having you back soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb ice cream. Treat yoursef to a double cone. The staff seemed to be a little inexperienced but were friendly. Nice place in a beautful village

Thank Peter R
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Peter R, Thank you for your review! Thank you for visiting us on your trip to Maleny. We're so glad you enjoyed your gelato, and hope you return soon - perhaps for a triple scoop?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried the lime gelati this time. Delicious. Always a popular eating spot. Good variety of cheese to take on our travels.

Thank 9rob61
MalenyFoodCo, General Manager at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 9rob61, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your lime gelato so much, and that you got to explore our fromagerie while you were here also! Look forward to seeing you back soon. Regards, MFC.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day (Saturday) at Mary Cairncross Park, we rolled into Maleny at 4.02pm and were shocked and disappointed to find almost the entire town, incl this ice cream shop, closed except for the IGA, which was really buzzing. The place was still crawling with...More

1  Thank Renee1901
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We only went in to get an ice cream but the range was great, good size serves and well priced in comparison to the Mooloolaba strip we had visited days earlier. The ice cream was fantastic, with some really interesting flavours.More

1  Thank funkyhughes23
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Funkyhughes23, Thanks for your review! So glad you were able to come in and try some of our gelato, we just received news that all 8 flavours we entered in the Dairy Institute Australia Association Awards WON gold! Hopefully you are able to pop...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Wow what a delightful place for a meal. And huge servings too. Lemongrass and Ginger was also superb. Sorbet and Gelato the best. This is best restaurant we have been to in years

1  Thank BrianPeat
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi BrianPeat. Thanks for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed the food so much - we will be sure to let the kitchen team know. We look forward to your next visit! Regards, MFC

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We drove up to Maleny and searched out this place on a recommendation. Neat and clean, we arrived at 3pm and had to order from the cabinet rather than the kitchen. Food was quite nice and mid-range pricing (approx $10 a serve). The restaurant was...More

1  Thank neena_19
MalenyFoodCo, Owner at Maleny Food Co, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi neena_19, Thank you for stopping by and we're so glad you got the chance to have lunch with us :). We're particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed the relish so much - it's one of our favourites! Thank you for taking the time...More

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Sandra S
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
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 5435 2455
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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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