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All 99 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 99 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

While visting Port Douglas we came about the Whileaway coffeeshop. A good variety of lunch time snacks and coffee. We chose the toasted focaccia. A good choice they were delicious and most certainly the best we have eaten. This coffeeshop was in a good location and the staff were very pleasant. Would certainty recommend

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really enjoyed our first trip to Whileaway. Sitting inside amongst the books (and the ac!) was a lovely escape from the late morning summer heat and humidity. The lattes were very good, perhaps a little on the 'soft' side (the coffee flavour was there but could have been a bit more bold). The Mossman pineapple and banana cake was... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We want to thank you very much for your comments, especially 'Just shows how individual coffee tastes are... ' This is so true and it's why we offer bespoke coffees, so that if you let us know you prefer your coffee a little stronger or weaker , then we can do our best to provide you with just what you... More 

BENONI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellant cappacinos Nice location pleasant staff And lots of books to browse uf you want to Would definitely go there whenever in Port Douglas

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for recommending us as a 'must go to' destination in Port Douglas. We have so many wonderful things to do and places to go to in this beautiful region, that we very honoured to be on your favourites list. More 

Hope Island, Australia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were recently in Port Douglas and we went and got cappacinos here a few times. Each time they were delicious and there is a lovely atmosphere in the book store. Highly recommend this little quaint coffee shop.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We agree, cappuccinos are heaven on earth! Especially when we are so generous with that lovely rich chocolate topping, we hope you can visit again to enjoy another Whileaway cappuccino, thankyou. More 

Southampton, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This lovely book shop doubles up as a café. You can sit in the air conditioned room, flick through some books or do a spot of people watching, while enjoying a great cup of coffee, a piece of cake or a savoury delicacy

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very pleased we ticked so many boxes for you, it really makes us smile to hear how much you enjoyed Whileaway, thankyou. More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We just popped in here to look at books, but desperate for a cup of tea. It was an excellent surprise that this is one of the best pots of tea we encountered during our stay in Port Douglas. We will definitely be back.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou, it's lovely to hear that the tea you ordered was exactly what you wanted. At this time of year our range of home-made iced teas are very popular too. Please visit us again next time you're in Port. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Loved stopping here for an eatly morning coffee - service fab - great books, great tables both in and out - always busy which is always a good sign

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write, not sure if you sat outside under the canopy or inside in the air-con, but very happy you enjoyed yourself at Whileaway during a very warm time of the year. More 

melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice relaxing place in a book shop , read a novel or sit a sip a coffee and enjoy a sweet treat. The best coffee don't go anywhere else if your a coffee lover this is your place, and staff are all friendly

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thankyou, hearing that you had a relaxing time with us makes our day, and your appreciation of our coffee is very much appreciated. Hope you can make it back to our part of the world soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I consider myself a bit of a coffee connseuir so before i went to PD I checked out the the best coffee in town via TA. Headed to while away on first morning and got a flat white which was lovely - smooth, creamy and a pure delight. In fact I would rave about it. Several days later I bought... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We are very sorry you we not satisfied with your second visit to Whileaway. What a shame you didn't have a moment to tell us about the problem at the time of purchase, as after the event it's very difficult to figure out exactly what went wrong, and above all prevents us from being able to apologise to you face... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a very cool and relaxing place to hang out. The coffee is very good and the service great. The addition of the cafe being in a book store is a great concept as it very interesting to sit and look at books that you may have read before or were thinking of reading. Its creates a conversation topic... More 

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Your kind comments describing us as a cool, interesting place with a relaxing atmosphere is music to our ears, thankyou so much. 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: Coffee Shop

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