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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/Brunch
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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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
A relaxed, friendly atmosphere and great coffee and snacks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Robin H
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Mount Evelyn, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful coffee and wonderful selection of books to purchase. The staff are very friendly, super speedy service and nestled right at the start of Macrossan St.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments, so glad we met all your needs and hope to see you again soon. More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent setup with great coffee, plenty of room inside and out, went here most days during our recent stay in Port Douglas.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks for making Whileaway your first stop for coffee while you were holidaying in our beautiful part of the world. We hope you are able to make another visit to Port and come in and see us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I stop by for my morning coffee everyday, always great. I am always greeted with a smile, good selection of savory and sweet snacks. I love the morning when I can hide in the back room and take an hour to peruse the books and slowly drink my coffee. I wish it happened more!

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

It's so great to know how much you enjoy your daily coffee at Whileaway, and that our new space at the back of the shop is providing you with a pleasant place to relax and enjoy your pre-work brew. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! More 

Lilydale, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just loved all the nooks and crannies to discover books of all kinds. Bought my Enchanted Forest colouring book and pencils here and spent four hours happily colouring in my first page with great chai tea in a teapot and raisin toast. Very friendly and great service.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

We love the Enchanted Forest colouring books as much as you do, colouring books for grown-ups are such great fun and very de-stressing. Your choice of colouring and our home-brewed chai is a great combo, and we are so happy you felt so relaxed. See you again soon. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Why not treat yourself to the very best coffee in town with the friendliest staff around. And when your done or even before you start pick up a book from this coffee bookshop.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

What a lovely review, we so appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit, customers like you make us smile all day long, all the best. More 

Port Douglas, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great place to meet friends for coffee and a chat, perhaps a sweet treat. Hard to leave without having bought a book, there's such a great range.

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DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Coffeeshop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write, we value feedback like this very highly as we strive to maintain consistency every day. See you tomorrow! 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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

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