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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
+61 7 4099 4066
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you want hot premium coffee this is the place. Fantastic bookstore with loads of personality, and friendly staff. Limited cafe menu but if you're happy with a coffee and muffin, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Caroline H
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great book shop & cafe, with some delicious homemade meals and treats. Plus the bonus of it being a great little bookshop with all the new releases and many other very interesting books can be found digging further into the shop, with a quiet reading area at the back. A great place to spend some time when it's bucketing... More 

Thank Ian B
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here every day during our five day stay. The coffee was delicious (for those with regular tastes), and there was lots of choice for our daughter who likes exotic milks/coffees. The cakes were homemade and tasty. The outside seating area is comfortable and ideally placed for viewing the high street (if you're not reading a book!) We did... More 

Thank Grumbla
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere where parents and children can sit and enjoy coffee or something to eat. We came here a few times to have iced lattes. The gorgeous and colourful cushions on the wooden chairs made for cozy seating. There were some great books to browse through or buy, The coffee was great and the service was prompt. Excellent if you... More 

Thank jolandawazza
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place if you're on the road in Port Douglas, good coffee and you can relax reading books while you eat, access the internet and listen to the birds, I'll be back soon

Thank Emrehliug
Trappe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole family enjoyed this incredible friendly bookshop/cafe. We settled down with some coffee and tea to relax and read. Great atmosphere and a vast selection of books with a friendly staff, made this experience great for our family.

Thank BigKahuna101
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a long black drinker. This is the best coffee in town. Nice and relaxed. Free WiFi. Great for people watching too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally grab a coffee no matter the temperature of the day but this time I needed a cool drink. We ordered ice chocolates and ice chai lattes with a vanilla slice and pear and walnut cake. All were delicious!

Thank Mark L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thumbs up for the Whileaway, recommended by a local and well worth a visit. Great coffee, books galore, fresh cool water on tap and friendly smiling staff. Well done you guys! 👍

Thank Paul C
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive book display along with excellent coffee make for a great stop in Macrossan Street when in Port D.

Thank A-Reel

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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: +61 7 4099 4066
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.

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