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Malanda Dairy Centre

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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8 James Street, Malanda, Queensland 4885, Australia
+61 7 4095 1234
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Malanda, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is even a small museum dedicated to the "longest milk run in the world" - this tropical dairy country is a real eye-opener, and this great cafe is attached to the actual working milk factory

1 Thank rhondasorensen
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as a pitstop, could not have chosen any better place for a coffee and cheesecake! They have many different cakes, all look very delicious, fresh (well, as the name says cant get any fresher :)) Coffee was also excellent, with real friendly service!

2 Thank energie1981
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A must visit for a relaxing coffee and something to eat. My family and I travel up to Malanda every weekend and always look forward to coffee and a toasted sandwich. And of course a bit of cake. They also make delicious curries. Amazing service that is friendly and welcoming.

2 Thank Melanie C
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for a meal. Not open every day though. Lovely Art works on the walls. Outdoor dining area as well. Statues and old tractor out the front. Plenty of parking. Highly recomend a visit.

1 Thank jeannielyn
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here unintentionally after seeing the waterfalls and so glad we did. Apart from the delicious smoothies, sorbet and brownies we had and the great service, the cafe is setup like a farm shed and tells the history of the area. There is a train carriage where you can sit and learn about the dairy process and the kids... More 

2 Thank Matt M
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Not just a café. Very interesting historical display of early pioneering life on the tablelands, with memorabilia from the early dairy industry. Love the art and craft gallery and was tempted to buy a few items. Then the food. Coffee, cakes - mmm. More substantial lunches were also available. The café was pretty packed. We called in again on the... More 

2 Thank Jeni B
Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our social riding group rang a day ahead and booked a table for Sunday's lunch for around 15 riders. We have previously dined at Malanda Dairy Centre but our visits have been very sporatic over several years to say the least. Surprisingly, the staff member who took the booking remembered our riding group's name and recalled that we had twice... More 

1 Thank FurryHeadz
jerrybrownechef57, Owner at Malanda Dairy Centre, responded to this review

So pleased that you guys enjoyed your trip to the Dairy Centre. Thanks for taking the time to ring and give us a heads-up about a table of 15...also thanks for taking the time to write a review. More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

When you first walk in, the Dairy Centre surprises you on how big it is inside and how nice the menu is. The food is always lovely, especially the salads...and I normally don't order salads.

1 Thank BrittAg
Margaret River, Australia
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307 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped in to see the historical exhibits and stayed for coffee and cake. Very interesting exhibits and delicious cake!

Thank west0z
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent cheesecake and chocolate gelato, coffee was good too. Service was friendly and efficient. Historical exhibition was very interesting.

1 Thank Carolyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$14
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 James Street, Malanda, Queensland 4885, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Malanda
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4095 1234

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