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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, Outdoor Seating
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee by your name

Read a book while you wait for your coffee or just sit down and do both. Very friendly and THEY WILL get to know your name

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Brisbane
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Read a book while you wait for your coffee or just sit down and do both. Very friendly and THEY WILL get to know your name

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely place for coffee and cake (although seemed expensive at $6 for a cake) plus an excellent selection of books.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very nice review, and we're glad you enjoyed your cake selection. Being home made and with our exclusive recipes does mean our prices are between $5 and $6, reflecting the care and time taken by the chefs who make them. See you next time. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our favourite coffee shop on our last visit, did not disappoint this time. Tried several other coffee shops but Whileaway definitely has the best. Friendly staff. Quick service. Yummy gluten free cakes.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments about our friendly staff and quick service. Yummy gluten free cakes to boot.... that makes our day, thank you very much. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really friendly place with by far the best coffee in the area. Been to PD twice now for a couple of weeks at a time and this place became my regular to the tune of three times a day!

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Wow, three times a day, we think we know who you are!!! Thanks so much for your support and great comments, and we'll be waiting for you on your next visit. all the best from the team. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

best coffee in town. good book shop nice friendly staff . not for those looking for a meal but they serve tasty light snacks. a definite must in port douglas . a good choice

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed our tasty light snacks, that is exactly what we do best at Whileaway, along with some great coffee and cold drinks to keep you relaxed and chilled on our warm winter days. Thank you. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a very popular spot for coffee & cake, whilst browisng the delightful shelves full of good reads. Good coffee a little sad to see most of the cakes are of the mass produced variety seen everywhere however there appear to be some housemade ones , just ask . Coffee very good.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to send in your comments and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I would like to make just a small correction to your comment about our cakes and savoury offerings, in fact of the 26 dishes we offer, all but 5 are home made here in Port Douglas. The remaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not being a coffee drinker I ordered a really nice hot chocolate with pineapple and banana cake. My partner had a skinny cap with lemon tart. Good service nice cakes satisfying drinks.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your various drinks and sweet treats. Hope to see you again in Port. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

When TripAdvisor mentioned this as one of the top 10 spots to visit in Port Douglas, you could say, I was a little more than dubious. And so should you be. This world is full of sensationalist garbage. So test it out for yourself! And I'm so glad I did... I only ever had coffee here twice. That too, on... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

I really don't know what to say, you're review just blows me away! Thankyou so much for extolling our virtues, every one of which we work so hard to achieve, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great little cafe that has a great business. The bookshop has a huge range and the staff are friendly. It could update its menu and include a more diverse range of menu items for those who can't have dairy, egg etc. We visited multiple times during our 4 day stay.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking time to let us know where we can make improvements. We are always striving to increase our range of menu items to include more gluten and lactose free items and very pleased that we could provide you with some yummy offerings for your repeat visits. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A lovely spot for coffee and cake with a book and a couple of nice lunch options as well. Unfortunately the coffee was horrible - completely over extracted - but the rest was good.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very disappointed that the coffee you were served was not to your liking, if we had known we would have immediately made you another. We thank you for your kind and fair comments even if your experience was not totally satisfactory, all the best from Whileaway. More 

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

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  • 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: Cafe

Description

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

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