Maleny Lane Food Alley

Entrance to an alleyway with the title Maleny Lane above it

If you’re heading to the cooler climes of the Sunshine Coast hinterland during the holidays, you’ll want to check out the latest new dining experience to hit the beautiful country township of Maleny. Maleny’s answer to Brisbane’s Eat Street Northshore, Maleny Lane is an amazing little food alley featuring gourmet street food from around the world.

Outdoor tables covered by shade sails at an outdoor food market

About Maleny Lane

This gorgeous little alleyway is a hidden gem tucked on a quiet side lane just off the main street, right in the centre of Maleny. Rustic food huts line the lane, serving mouth-watering dishes from a wide range of world cuisines. Decorated with plants and twinkling fairy lights, entering Maleny Lane is like stepping into a magical, tropical getaway. Seating is provided, with shade sails overhead, and live music adds a lovely chilled out vibe.     

Kids looking at food stall

The Food

From snacks and drinks to meals and desserts, Maleny Lane has everything your heart (and belly!) could desire!

You’ll find sushi and salads, pasta and poffertjes, curries and coffee. Expect delicious street food with a gourmet twist. Come hungry and take your tummy on a tour around the world, sampling from a wide range of cuisines including Balinese, Creole, Italian, Japanese, and so many more. There are options to suit everyone, including fussy kids, vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers! Dine in or take away during the day, and be sure to check out the weekly Friday Night Twilight Dinners.

Musician playing an instrument at an outdoor food market

The Entertainment

Enjoy delicious dishes to the sound of live music performed by local musicians from 12 to 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. On Fridays, come along for the special monthly Renegade Funk Jam Nights.

Blackboard signs with information about Maleny Lane cuisine, opening times and entertainment

Opening Hours

Maleny Lane is open 9am to 3pm Wednesday to Sunday, and also 6pm to 9pm on Friday nights. Coffee is available from 8.30am. There are usually extended opening hours during school holidays, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest details.  

Blackboard signs with information about Maleny Lane

How to get there

Maleny Lane is located at 38 Maple Street, Maleny.

From Brisbane: Travel 54km north along the Bruce Highway (M1) and take the Steve Irwin Way Exit 163. Follow Steve Irwin Way approximately 22km north and take the Landsborough turnoff. Continue through Landsborough and follow the signs for Maleny on the Landsborough—Maleny Road. 

Things to do in Maleny

Chances are if you are driving from Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast you are coming to Maleny for more than just the variety of delicious food. From incredible walks with waterfalls to Maleny Bird World, there are stacks of fun things to do and see with the kids if you want to make a day of your trip to beautiful Maleny. Here are a couple of local reviews that might interest you:

About the Author
Paula Johnson
For over fifteen years Paula has worked as an editor and writer of educational books and support materials, working in England, Hong Kong and Brisbane. Now with two Brisbane Kids of her own, she enjoys spending time with her children, discovering new places together, making things and getting grubby … and sharing it all with our readers! She loves the fun and creativity of writing for Brisbane Kids and how it allows her to combine her two greatest passions — writing and mummying!

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