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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, Coffee & Tea, 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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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
roger1278

If you like creamy/milky coffee this is the place - probably still my preferred choice for coffee in PD. The bookshop is an added bonus to while away your time whilst experiencing a great coffee. Service good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Roger1278
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you like creamy/milky coffee this is the place - probably still my preferred choice for coffee in PD. The bookshop is an added bonus to while away your time whilst experiencing a great coffee. Service good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful spot to sit in town and watch the world pass by! Long black was smooth and the banana bread really hit the spot! Staff are pleasant!! Awesome book shop too with lots of variety!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Friendly staff and amazing iced coffee! Best I had in port douglas! It was nice to sit and relax with a drink then browse the bookshop afterwards.

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Newcastle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A great spot for a good coffee and a cake on a hot day! If you sit inside there's air-con and outside usually a cool breeze. Staff are friendly and obliging. A+

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Yeah coffee ok...I love a great muffin with my coffee n didn't really like the look of them as they looked like the mass produced kind (wrapped in baking paper)...asked if home made on premises and was told no, but where made locally...so took a gamble against my gut knowing...and yep truly commercial mass produced grade...totally lacking any home made... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, we have never heard of anyone not enjoying our home made muffins before. Our dear friend and local chef, Sean, makes the Raspberry & white chocolate, Blueberry and Banana and Walnut muffins in Port Douglas fresh daily, exclusively for us, and delivers them still hot out of the oven as we open. They are so popular we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent coffee. Very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Took us a while to find it because of misleading signage on awning but worth it.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your coffee and cake. Apologies for any confusion our signage may have caused, we have never heard of this being a problem before so we will look into it and see how it can be improved. Thanks again. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were advised to go here by a local, and when we were just about to enter another local whispered to us as she passed by 'Great coffee!'. With that sort of following, we thought this place would be good. And it was! The coffee shop is intertwined with an interesting independent book shop - a good concept -, and... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, I've shown it to Armand and Jarrod, our lovely boys behind the counter, and they thank you very much also. So pleased we made your time with us happy and relaxed and hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Muffins and the like are the few offerings from what is really a book shop selling coffee and treats. If its a read you are after, great, if food, especially breakfast, much better options available.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback, we are indeed a Bookshop/Café serving up great reads/ fine coffees and teas and some delicious snacks, both savoury and sweet. We decided long ago that there are enough terrific fried brekky places in town so we leave that to the experts and focus on what we do best. Hope to see you again... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

As a cafe and book shop lover this was the place for me. Great tea and muffins, relaxed, friendly and spent a wonderful morning drinking tea, reading and chatting to the knowledgable staff.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Our staff are very thankful for your comments as they all work very hard to be able to give knowledgeable information about our books. It's also very nice to hear that our teas hit the spot, because it's not always about the coffee! Hope to see you again. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

i came here to look for a certain book, and well they do stock a great collection of cookbooks, the one i was looking for wasn't there, but the lovely lady who looked it up on their computer told me it could be ordered in - it wasnt a issue! now onto my review- my 3 month old son started... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We just love this review, it means a lot to us to have been able to help you in a difficult situation. We have a whole heap of staff that have been in just such circumstances and we love that we were able to make your day a little easier. Looking forward to serving up your next Chai and maybe... 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

Description

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

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