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All 98 Port Douglas Restaurants

Whileaway Coffeeshop

Shops 2 & 3, 43 Macrossan Street | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07-4099-4066
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Ranked #2 of 98 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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This lace is so popular and has good coffe and nice snacks but it can be hard to get a table and also to get around the shop as it's pretty compact

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks very much, we're very pleased you enjoyed your coffee and snacks, and apologise if you found it hard to get a table. We are very blessed with so many wonderful customers and so we are making positive moves in January to create more space and provide more seating for everyone. Hope to see you again when it's all done. More 

Mermaid Beach, Australia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The coffee and the atmosphere at this place are terrific. Plenty of books to peruse and buy, great selection of coffee and snacks and time to while away is what this place is about. We enjoyed it and will be back here when next in Port.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear your planning to come and see us again on your next visit, Port Douglas is such a beautiful place and we are very pleased to be able to be part of your relaxing holiday, thankyou very much. More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Really good coffee served in lovely bookshop. Well worth visiting when in Port Douglas. Outdoor seating too. Air con inside.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recommendation, we love having our outdoor space for seating, but at on at time of year the air con also beckons! Hope to see you on your next trip to FNQ. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Picked up a couple of great reads and a delicious coffee as I browsed the shelves. Very neat and very enjoyable!

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed browsing our book selection whilst you drank your coffee we hope you can make another visit again soon, thankyou. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is such a paradise for book lovers. What can be nicer than sitting in the cool surrounded by books, drinking wonderful coffee. And the muffins are great too.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We certainly seem to be providing some relief from the heat at the moment, and we think that whoever invented air-con deserves a medal, thanks and hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had coffee here with a delicious slice of the Mossman pineapple and banana cake. This was moist and not overly sweet - quite different,and a nice change from the normal run of the meal cakes on offer in coffee shops. Good spot to watch the world go by.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Our Mossman Pineapple & Banana cake has been a long time favourite and hopefully always be part of the selection of cakes and treats we have on offer. We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you for another slice next time you visit Port, thankyou. More 

Wonga, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My group of walkers share ourselves around the coffee houses in Port & rate Whileaway as one of our favs. The coffee is consistently great but the wonderful service from the ever smiling staff makes for a great start to the day

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very pleased to help you get a great start to your day, and we look forward to seeing you next time. I'll pass on your lovely comments to the staff and happy walking! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a lovely bookshop that serves coffee, there's a lovely terrace to the front where you can sit and watch people strolling down Macrossan or while away an hour with a book. The atmoshpere is great and the cakes were lovely. The only downside for me was that the coffee was a bit bitter for my liking so I... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We're very happy you decided Whileaway was a good place to spend some time watching the world go by time while you were on holiday. A nice hot cup of tea, a yummy cake and a good book and we seem to have hit the spot, but we hope we have a chance to get that coffee just right for... More 

Tain, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Have visited here twice now during our month in Queensland. Lovely little coffee stop and book shop. The coffee is excellent as are their cakes. A great place to relax with friends and enjoy a good coffee whilst watching the world walk by. Highly Recommended

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very grateful for your kind words, particularly your comments about the atmosphere of Whileaway. We personally think that our great customers contribute greatly to that, so thankyou very much and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Launceston, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a few coffees here during last visit to Port Douglas, yummy brew, with a treat on the side. Great friendly service and awesome atmosphere.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou so much, such lovely comments are very much appreciated, hope to see you again. More 

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Additional Information about Whileaway Coffeeshop

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: Coffee Shop

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