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Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Port Douglas, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friendly and relaxed and popular cafe where you can also browse an eclectic range of interesting and attractive books for all ages. The tasty coffee is served in small cups, so a serious coffee lover needs at least two! The fresh savoury snacks certainly take the edge off your hunger but it is really more focused on cake and... More 

Thank Claudia T
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the idea of bookshop and a cafe in one. It was a nice spot on the main street to watch the world go by in this tourist town. Not many food options if you are hungry however as they are small portions.

Thank KT H
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127 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch the day that we arrived. Since it was late, we did not take time to search very far. We had chicken and avocado sandwiches which were remarkable. The only complaint is that the lunch was very expensive. This is clearly $$$ location.

Thank Riverdog1
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend a quiet few hours reading and sipping a coffee. Fantastic selection of books for all ages and interests as well as a second hand section as well.

Thank Amy H
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coffee was very creamy and totally enjoyable. Nice settings too. Very inviting. Bought two books.

Thank Jaten
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing. Great books. Fun service staff behind coffee counter. Nice place to sit and relax. Cool inside.

Thank pearce00
Bourne, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is unique in Port Douglas; a very good quality bookstore, offering an excellent range of books to suit all tastes and ages. Good coffee/tea and cake too, and right on the main street.

Thank Ges R
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is in the centre of town providing good coffee and many books to choose from as well as latest releases and second hand books to purchase as well. Also has plenty of choices on the menu if you are feeling hungry.

Thank Carolyn M
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love books and lovely little bookshops thrn this is the place for you. It's only small but theres a great selection of books. We also had lunch there one daywhich was nice, nothing fancy but a good light cafe lunch. Also they offer infood and outdoor seating so its good for all weather. Good coffee. Cute table settings.... More 

Thank Georgina T
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed iced latte each time we attended while sitting ot the footpath tables. Service was great. Coffee was great. Amazing range of books.

Thank Ross R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: 61740994066
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?