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Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe

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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4066
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little coffee shop, good coffee and a nice selection of cakes. I tried the muffin and the pineapple and banana cake, both very nice. You can also look around the book shop.

Thank lindseyJb85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you wish to read, converse, work or play you have to come to Whileaway. This place is an absolute GEM! The staff are so friendly and lovely whilst delivering 5-star service. Hundreds of engaging books for all readers line the walls around. There has never been more to do whilst waiting for your coffee!...Not that it takes long. It... More 

Thank Jimmy F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee whilst holidaying in port Douglas. Great coffee, friendly staff!! Lovely little book shop. Thanks

Thank Rotchy04
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you like to converse with the French waiter in his native language, have an educated conversation about books with the dedicated book clerk, or just like to browse cards and books while enjoying excellent (!) coffee, this is the place to come to. Located smack in the middle of town, it is a spacious haven full of good things.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a number of other reviews have said, this little bookshop is a nice place to browse through the huge array of books and relax with a coffee. No pressure just a nice little place to waste away a few minutes.

Thank Steve C
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always love a bookshop/coffee shop and this is one of the best. Great selection of books that are not too expensive and very good coffee and tea. Always a must when I am in Port.

Thank Rosamunde M
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee was very good, and a great selection of cakes etc. We got 4 different cakes to share amoungst 4 of us, and each of them was delicious

Thank danjonelson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee we have had in Australia so far. Great service. Interesting ambience amongst the books very relaxed. Throughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend for a coffee and cakes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a hot afternoon strolling the shops this place was a mothers dream! A welcoming kids corner with toys & books, tables & chairs, air con & yummy muffins and healthy drinks to buy at reasonable prices. My toddler would have been happy here all arvo. Great selection of books for sale and quality wooden toys as well. A great... More 

Thank myboyfriendsanerd
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! Great for coffee and cake (the vanilla slices are excellent), sit outside and watch the world walk by.

Thank Jackie F

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 4066
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.

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