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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” (53 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have coffee here whenever we are in Port Douglas. Wonderful range of books and canards also. Lovely sitting outside wat hing the world go by.

Thank irritated2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

During a busy brunch-hour this was the only place open that had any tables free so we grabbed one and didn't regret it. The menu was limited but tasty and well-priced; service was efficient, good coffees and a lovely ambience. We talked all things books...More

Thank Catherinetas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great setting in the shade or in the bookshop itself, surrounded by books. Good coffee, a choice of cakes (we particularly liked pineapple/walnut cake) and leisurely people watching.

Thank Neda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant hour or so here, one recent Sunday afternoon: browsed the bookshelves, then indulged in a selection of fabulous cakes (including very delicious carrot cake) and various coffees and teas (the iced coffee is highly recommended). There are inside and outside...More

Thank redhead148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place for coffee and books , the French guy is truely amazing , the old lady though quite miserable and unwelcoming , Having said that great books , coffee average .

Thank Janet1505
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had Morning tea and bought a book .had a mini cheesecake with cream and a cold drink. Nice if slow service . Lots of backpackers working here but very cute

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Coffee was nice but the real special part is the bookshop - a smaller rang than city shops, but nice selection. Grab a coffee and a book and relax at a table on the main street

Thank Succhi11
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My girlfriend and I ditched the husbands to do some shopping and this was our first stop! Over two hours later we left with loads of great books and full with the best coffee and cake. Loved this shop some much variety.

Thank krush7
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Books and coffee! What more could you want. I loved this cafe and it very quickly became part of my daily routine for my week in Port Douglas. It was only on my last day that I discovered a very quiet hideaway part of the...More

Thank samatjac
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We love stopping at Whileaway on our daily walks. The coffee is terrific and the sweets/treats are delicious. It's air conditioned inside with lot's of outside tables as well. It's nice to sit and relax and watch the wotld go by.

Thank Moonahtree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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07:00 - 18:00
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07:00 - 18:00
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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Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.
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