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Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe

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Cafe, Australian
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Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
61740994066
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Ges R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank Carolyn M
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Georgina T
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Ross R
Port Douglas, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a delicious coffee , cake, cookie, and enjoy the world go by whilst taking in the many book titles gifts and speciality cards . Chai latte whatever its all good.

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Thank 221barnybear
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere of this place. Excellent coffee and muffins. It is worth making time to peruse the books and other items in the shop. It is also bigger than appears from the outside there are tables in many little corners.

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Thank kildea2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm worried I might actually be addicted to the mocha here...the cakes always look great too (especially the muffins which are next on my list to try). This place has a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. I will be returning for a mocha tomorrow no doubt...🙈

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Thank kaytraveller2014
Victoria Australia.
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appearing small from outside, there are more tables inside and to the left. Good food and coffee served by lovely people. Latest release books and good children's range.

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Thank Seaholly2
Warrnambool, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great range of books and cards. Very tasty food ( Cater well for coeliacs) . Lovely atmosphere. We visited on many occasions!

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Thank 503annie
Port Douglas, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to browse for your books, kids toys and enjoy a delicious coffee and amazing food. They have the most delicious cakes also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
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, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?