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“Hit the spot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whileaway Coffeeshop

Whileaway Coffeeshop
Shops 2 & 3, 43 Macrossan Street | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07-4099-4066
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Ranked #3 of 97 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of books and great coffee.
Melbourne, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Hit the spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

On the day that my partner and i visited, we found it quite pleasant indeed. The coffee was fresh roasted, of clean and crisp flavour with no bitter notes. All the way rounding off to a citrus finish. When you drink coffee that doesn't need sugar added to it, has been obtained within the week of its roasting date and served fresh and extracted well, that's all there is to it!

The service was pretty good also. Polite staff, some fairly good light snacks on offer which of the ones we tried had some excellent flavour to them. All in all, worthwhile to stop, relax, have a breather and talk some BS with whoever you're with!

Spot on! Keep up the good work.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must visit for all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

What a sensational place to go and have a coffee and read. I absolutely love this cafe. People are incredibly nice and accommodating. I even felt comfortable with my 2 year old with books available for her to read and a wonderful educational and fun book/toy selection to purchase from (I could have spent a fortune here)! Food is great, coffee is great, atmosphere is wonderfully relaxing!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

What a find! We loved this little delightful shop and spent up on great reads. Knowledgeable and friendly proprietor with a delightful selection of both mainstream and quirky books with reasonable prices for an independent store. If I lived in PD it'd be my favorite place to hang out.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great bookstore, great coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

A complete selection of books across all topics and you can browse while you drink your coffee. Also a lovely atmosphere and always cool and fresh inside. A great place to literally whileaway an hour or two.

Visited November 2012
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The Netherlands
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Great coffee and Citrus tart to die for..... an added bonus is excellent service, great atmosphere and a bookshop! My favourite In Port Douglas.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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