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Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe

Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4066
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (59 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
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Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're after just a coffee and not a book this is a great little cafe /book shop. Good range of books for your holiday.

Thank VickiePanalo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little bookshop. Staff are helpful also. I had a double shot small latte and it was exactly how I like it -strong not bitter. We enjoyed hot chocolate and lemon tart and vanilla slice. I managed to buy a few books...More

Thank LIVETOTRAVEL8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was very disappointing. We asked for water and were told we could go and get it from the counter. We went to the counter but there were no cups for the water (despite it not being busy at all). The coffee and brownie...More

Thank 4calm2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint bookshop with a limited range of books. I had a cappacino which was great. I had with it a Raspberry and White Chocolate which was tasty except it was missing the white chocolate. We asked for water but the waitress simply...More

Thank Grumpyoldman101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best coffee in Port Douglas. Cute little shop.. Staff not overly friendly/happy but pleasant enough.

Thank guress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a let down. Very small range of books and cafe a waste of time. Coffee more like hot milk. Ordered a Chai latte and it came in a teapot which was where all the froth stayed. A bit pretentious, lots of effort to try...More

Thank faydar50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whileaway bookshop and cafe offers a relaxing environment for a afternoon pick me up. I have been a couple of times for a coffee and cake, each visit has been a delight. I always recommend them for anyone after some afternoon/morning tea.

Thank Summer B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely books and coffee. Love dropping in every time I come to Port Douglas and invariably buy some interesting books as well.

Thank Anne-Maree S
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for morning coffee ☕️ for the crew! Lovely 😊 service! Amazing coffee ☕️ Competition is high for coffee ☕️ this was delicious 😋

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a café with a bookshop or is it a bookshop with a café.........either way we have been coming here for years getting our coffee & raisin toast and walking out with a fortune of books (we just can't help ourselves)......things haven't changed since...More

Thank Annon1963
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 5:00 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
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Description
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.
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