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Whileaway Coffeeshop

2/43 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07-4099-4066
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Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of books and great coffee.
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Okay coffee, good tea and books - I love this combination. The food was very good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff were friendly. The opening hours also were good for us. Early in the morning and later in the afternoon.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

During our 9 day stay in PD my kids dragged me to Whileaway almost daily. The coffee is a little on the weak side for my taste, but the service and ambience more than make up for that. In any case, my kids loved it. The brownies and other cakes were excellent. Surprised to find this place in such a... More

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you and your kids loved our books and cakes, it's great to hear such lovely comments. We just wished you has asked us to make your coffee a little stronger as we like to make sure everyone has exactly the coffee they prefer. We look forward to your return to this gorgeous part of... More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Whileaway Coffeeshop/Bookshop has a fantastic atmosphere and provides that independent feeling that makes a town special. The banana bread is outstanding, and the coffee is top notch. A great place to start the day at.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou very much, we are proud to be an independent bookshop/café in such a great town as Port Douglas and very happy that you joined us each morning. We hope to see you again on your next visit. More

Port Douglas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great coffee surrounded by fantastic books :) A really nice place to hang out in Port Douglas away from the crowds

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We love our location down the 'quiet' end of Macrossan Street and very pleased that you did too. Please come in and see us again next time you are in our bit of paradise. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was in Port Douglas on vacation and stayed while waiting for a shuttle. I have yet to find better coffee or a better atmosphere in any shop i've been to. The staff was friendly and I've missed that shop ever since.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou for dropping in whilst waiting for your shuttle, we love your comments and hope you can get the opportunity to visit us again. More

Albury
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very popular little Café & great book shop! Always packed with people reading & relaxing with a coffee & muffin, cake or sandwich. Coffee is delicious but service was very slow this visit. Twice my husband received his coffee & by the time he had finished, mine had just arrived which was a tad annoying. Apart from that, a nice... More

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your coffee arrived after your husband's, of course even though we always endeavour to avoid this happening, on occasion mistakes can sometimes occur. We do thank you for your patience and kind remarks and hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More

Melbourne Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had countless coffee's here, although they don't offer meals, it certainly worth a visit for coffee and a snack. If you like books, they have an amazing selection.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed hanging out with us, we hope we were your home away from home, looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. More

South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Many hours have been lost here. This quaint little shop is my favourite place in Port Douglas. A wonderful range of books, friendly staff and amazing coffee.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Losing yourself in the world of books is a real treat isn't, we are very happy you liked the coffee and service as well and hope to find you lost at Whileaway again soon! More

Bulli, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped in for a takeaway coffee. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Loved browsing the bookstore while I waiting for my coffee. A little pricey but nice coffee :)

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are so pleased you took the time to browse our books while you waited for your coffee. It's unfortunate that you found our coffee 'pricey' because we are assured by our regulars that we are actually very competitive with our coffee prices, which were last increased in 2009. We hope to see you again soon. More

BrizVegas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A little local gem. Great just to daydream, catchup with friends. I tried a few coffee houses and thought this was the best coffee in town. The food is basic and really not inspiring but that was ok because I just came for a good coffee and sit amongst the lovely feel of the bookstore. Wonderful books and great children's... More

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Catching up with friends over a coffee is one of life's pleasures and we are very happy you chose to spend your time at Whileaway. We have worked very hard but at the same time had a lot of fun creating our children's books and toys area and so it's great to hear you also enjoyed spending time looking at... More

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