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Whileaway Coffeeshop

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Shops 2 & 3, 43 Macrossan Street | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07-4099-4066
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of books and great...
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of books and great coffee.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A book and a coffee, great combination

Loved this little set up, a cafe with an integrated bookshop! Small selection of cakes, lovely coffees and being surrounded by books readily available for everyone to read is Soooo relaxing! Great for rainy days!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Ella J
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New York City, New York
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  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Loved this little set up, a cafe with an integrated bookshop! Small selection of cakes, lovely coffees and being surrounded by books readily available for everyone to read is Soooo relaxing! Great for rainy days!

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Mount Isa, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Great service, good coffee and a relaxing atmosphere. There is a wide selection of books and the staff are amazing. Open great hours too, if you are after an afternoon coffee.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for your very nice comments, we really appreciate you taking the time to write. With our newly enlarged shop and café we seem to be providing a lot of shelter from the rain right now, and loving all the great locals and visitors spending time with us. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Single shot flat White was insipid and double shot was struggling to offer some taste. Origin is really the only place to get consistently good coffee.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your coffee with us, and wish that you had mentioned it at the time so we could have rectified it for you. Regardless, we're glad you've found somewhere to enjoy your coffee - we're lucky to have a few good options in Port Douglas! More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Such a cute little coffee shop/bookstore with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It opened at 7am so was perfect for my morning coffee before tour departures.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great time in Port and we are very happy that we were able to create a nice relaxing start for you busy, fun days. We hope we see you on you next visit. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

While visting Port Douglas we came about the Whileaway coffeeshop. A good variety of lunch time snacks and coffee. We chose the toasted focaccia. A good choice they were delicious and most certainly the best we have eaten. This coffeeshop was in a good location and the staff were very pleasant. Would certainty recommend

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments, we hope you enjoyed our warm weather and that you don't have too much snow back home. Hope to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really enjoyed our first trip to Whileaway. Sitting inside amongst the books (and the ac!) was a lovely escape from the late morning summer heat and humidity. The lattes were very good, perhaps a little on the 'soft' side (the coffee flavour was there but could have been a bit more bold). The Mossman pineapple and banana cake was... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We want to thank you very much for your comments, especially 'Just shows how individual coffee tastes are... ' This is so true and it's why we offer bespoke coffees, so that if you let us know you prefer your coffee a little stronger or weaker , then we can do our best to provide you with just what you... More 

BENONI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellant cappacinos Nice location pleasant staff And lots of books to browse uf you want to Would definitely go there whenever in Port Douglas

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for recommending us as a 'must go to' destination in Port Douglas. We have so many wonderful things to do and places to go to in this beautiful region, that we very honoured to be on your favourites list. More 

Hope Island, Australia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were recently in Port Douglas and we went and got cappacinos here a few times. Each time they were delicious and there is a lovely atmosphere in the book store. Highly recommend this little quaint coffee shop.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We agree, cappuccinos are heaven on earth! Especially when we are so generous with that lovely rich chocolate topping, we hope you can visit again to enjoy another Whileaway cappuccino, thankyou. More 

Southampton, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This lovely book shop doubles up as a café. You can sit in the air conditioned room, flick through some books or do a spot of people watching, while enjoying a great cup of coffee, a piece of cake or a savoury delicacy

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very pleased we ticked so many boxes for you, it really makes us smile to hear how much you enjoyed Whileaway, thankyou. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We just popped in here to look at books, but desperate for a cup of tea. It was an excellent surprise that this is one of the best pots of tea we encountered during our stay in Port Douglas. We will definitely be back.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou, it's lovely to hear that the tea you ordered was exactly what you wanted. At this time of year our range of home-made iced teas are very popular too. Please visit us again next time you're in Port. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shops 2 & 3, 43 Macrossan Street | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: 07-4099-4066

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of books and great coffee.

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