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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%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (70 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Shops&3, 2 43 Macrossan St | Port Douglas, Qld, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great space to get some work done in. Had an awesome chai tea brewed on loose leaf chai and soy. Had free WiFi if needed. Lots of fresh air out the front on the cafe.

Thank Richard1977_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great espresso and great book selection. There is also a selection of kids books and toys (for very young children mostly). It made me so happy!

Thank Raina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently enjoyed afternoon cake and coffee at this cafe, sitting in the shade on the street watching the passing parade of people. The shop also has an excellent selection of books. Service was good and we didnt have to wait too long.

Thank julie h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! Lovely coffee and nice pastries or nibbles. It is also a terrific bookstore with a good selection of the latest titles.

Thank pixiegypsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very limited lunch menu. We ended up with quiche which in itself tasted good but no exciting salads, just a bit of leaf. Coffee was cold.

Thank Alinabri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late lunch here. There wasn't a lot of cabinet food left, but we enjoyed an egg sandwich (nice and moist) and muffin. Nice to sit on the street and watch the people pass by. We thought a cafe in a bookshop a...More

Thank John S
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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
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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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