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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” (69 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (9 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 3 days ago

Hard to get a seat in the mornings for a cup of coffee but a great place to read or browse for books whilst waiting for a coffee. Service wasn't quick but the food was good.

Thank Loulou17Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for takeaway coffees and I just loved the whole place the minute I walked in. Great book selection to browse, lots of different options for sitting in if you're going to eat in rather than takeaway, friendly staff behind the coffee counter.... it...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in April on holiday's & this became our favourite cafe for morning tea every day, loved the GF cake options & great coffee, it was lovely sitting amongst the books & having a little shop in-between, they had a great range of books,...More

Thank Freez93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great range of books, nice cafe and accessible - a truly fantastic proposition. Whilst on holiday recently, I went in this bookshop on three occasions and was flabbergasted by the rude behavior of the elderly women serving in the bookshop area. On the first occasion,...More

Thank JAGreen6
DSK797, Owner at Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So sorry that you misunderstood a conversation you overheard regarding the security of our shop. The back door has 4 large signs specifically requesting customers not to use that door as we have had several security issues in the past. The girls I addressed had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located half way along Macrossan street, in a great location for coffee, afternoon tea, lunch etc. We had coffee and cake here, and found it has a lovely vibe to it. The tables are outside on the sidewalk so you can watch the people traffic,...More

1  Thank shebe43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But the coffee is only average. We have found other places in the main street where the coffee is superior.

Thank 677sally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy brownie, great coffee. Good place to while away some time and relax as you watch the people go by.

1  Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a coffee with tasty banana bread. Would have preferred the croissant but they were sold out, and it was only 11 am.

1  Thank greenpossum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. We waited 15 min for 2 takeaway coffee's that we didn't even drink because they were so poorly made.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to relax and peruse books. Every town should have a book shop like this. My girlfriend had a muffin that she loved, which I narrowly resisted stealing some. Coffee is great. Don't be put off if the seats are full outside there are...More

Thank Jamie W
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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