Maleny boasts a wealth of unique cafes and restaurants that are a far cry from the faceless set of franchises you might find in larger towns and cities. These places offer a top-notch and individual dining experience.
A short drive out of Maleny and close to Blue Summit Cottages, Maudy’s has great surf and turf dining, as well as thoughtful vegetarian dishes, children’s menus, a well stocked bar and delicious deserts. Choose either an indoor or outdoor setting in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Call 0754944411 to make sure of a table.
The Terrace at Maleny
The Terrace has been feeding discerning locals and tourists alike for two decades and has won several awards, including the Best Tourism restaurant in Queensland and even the Best in Australia (2000). People travel from Brisbane to lunch here on its seafood menus and to soak up the romantic atmosphere. It’s busy, however, so do book on 0754943700.
The Key Restaurant
If you are looking for lovingly prepared exotic food, then The Key is the right place for you. This restaurant specialises in African, Caribbean and Mediterranean food, like tagines, curried goat and jollof rice, as well as steaks and grilled barramundi. The Key also has a cocktail bar and a well-stocked wine cellar, as well as great coffee and cakes. Then there’s the views of the coast, Mount Coolum and the Glasshouse Mountains. Call 0754296537 to enjoy.
Colin James Fine Foods
A perfect fusion of Australian and Italian foods, Colin James has been dispensing superb ice creams, coffees, cakes and cheeses to its many patrons. Cheese fans will be spoiled for choice too, as the establishment boasts an eclectic and comprehensive fromagerie. Call 0754942860 to find out more and to book.
The Tamarind Restaurant
This restaurant is based at the Spicers Tamarind Retreat and offers Thai food with a modern twist in a peaceful outdoor pavilion. The Tamarind also serves wine, beer and lots of cocktails to retreat guests and to visitors. Call 01300311429 to find out more.