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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” (52 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (10 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 2 weeks ago

Good family atmosphere, efficient service and delicious food, what more could you want. A reasonable choice on the menu and children have their own menu to choose from. Overall an enjoyable experience for a family

Thank 4travelingvics
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little cafe is gorgeous. Not only is the coffee and food great, it's a book lovers paradise. There a so many books to choose from and even gifts for the person who has everything.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting shop very fresh homemade sandwiches and beautiful icy cold drinks in the fridge as well as the other foods they had. We used to try and sit looking out through the window onto the beautiful green palms etc. made us feel even cooler....More

Thank can0pus1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 27 August 2017

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 27 August 2017 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 22 August 2017 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.
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