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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

Excellent setup with great coffee, plenty of room inside and out, went here most days during our recent stay in Port Douglas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent setup with great coffee, plenty of room inside and out, went here most days during our recent stay in Port Douglas.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for making Whileaway your first stop for coffee while you were holidaying in our beautiful part of the world. We hope you are able to make another visit to Port and come in and see us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stop by for my morning coffee everyday, always great. I am always greeted with a smile, good selection of savory and sweet snacks. I love the morning when I can hide in the back room and take an hour to peruse the books and slowly drink my coffee. I wish it happened more!

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

It's so great to know how much you enjoy your daily coffee at Whileaway, and that our new space at the back of the shop is providing you with a pleasant place to relax and enjoy your pre-work brew. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! More 

Lilydale, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just loved all the nooks and crannies to discover books of all kinds. Bought my Enchanted Forest colouring book and pencils here and spent four hours happily colouring in my first page with great chai tea in a teapot and raisin toast. Very friendly and great service.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We love the Enchanted Forest colouring books as much as you do, colouring books for grown-ups are such great fun and very de-stressing. Your choice of colouring and our home-brewed chai is a great combo, and we are so happy you felt so relaxed. See you again soon. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Why not treat yourself to the very best coffee in town with the friendliest staff around. And when your done or even before you start pick up a book from this coffee bookshop.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

What a lovely review, we so appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit, customers like you make us smile all day long, all the best. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great place to meet friends for coffee and a chat, perhaps a sweet treat. Hard to leave without having bought a book, there's such a great range.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write, we value feedback like this very highly as we strive to maintain consistency every day. See you tomorrow! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Every day we holiday in PD, our routine involves a coffee at this beautiful place. There is not a better place to enjoy a morning coffee, and peruse the incredible selection of books. We couldn't help but buy a book a day - but how could one resist??? On a winters day in Tassie when we're dreaming of PD, the... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your very kind comments, we are so pleased we are able to contribute so much to the pleasure of your holidays here in PD, and that we also can brighten up a chilly Tassie day! Come and visit us in the tropics again soon. More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went off the other reviews on tripadvisor and they were right. Best coffee in town. Cute bookshop also.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Yours is a short but very sweet review, thankyou very much from all of us at Whileaway. More 

New York City, New York
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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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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou so much, we love your comments, it's exactly the atmosphere we strive to create, but actually it mostly comes from our great mix of customers. Hope to see you again. More 

Mount Isa, Australia
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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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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