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The River Read

6 Thomas St, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland 4566, Australia
+61 7 5473 0483
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“book store” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian
6 Thomas St, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland 4566, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a sad day for Noosaville. This great little book shop and meeting place just didn't make it financially, but it did touch our hearts and minds.... Thank you to the great ladies who gave it their best.

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Lucinda M, Owner at The River Read, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

No....No...No....we are not gone. We have moved around the corner to 203 Gympie Terrace and are very much up and running as always. Please come and visit us in our awesome new location by the river next time you are in town. Lu & Nat

Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a lovely little spot to sit whilst enjoying a coffee or having a read. They make the best coffee we experienced in the Noosa area on our recent trip, so much so that we travelled out of our way every day to get...More

Thank Moodah
Reviewed 26 October 2017

An amazing variety of books of all types at reasonable prices. Found a couple that I had been looking for! Drop in and browse.

Thank thingsthatareunique
Reviewed 25 October 2017

On this our fifth visit to Noosaville, we visited for the first time, The River Read. We always enjoy a coffee and read of the paper most mornings and sadly our usual haunt had changed hands and the quality diminished. We found this outlet towards...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The combination of a good coffee, great cakes & treats and plenty of books to entice. Stay awhile & soak up the unique casual position on the Noosa River.

Thank planetogra
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a delicious coffee here, and spent a good half an hour browsing the books. They have some really good titles.

Thank ACoupleAbroad
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The two friendly owners Natalie and Lucinda are at the book store to help find you your favourite book and you can get a coffee there while you sit down and peruse your new purchase.

Thank FrangipanniBrisbane
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the coffee here, up there with the best in Noosa, check out their range of books for sale while waiting for your coffee, which is well worth the wait Sensational

Thank rogerleitch
Reviewed 28 September 2017

You need a great read? You need a fab gift? You want to 'up' your stationery game? Pop in to this little treasure on the Noosa River. The staff are friendly with great advice on what to read and if you're looking for a spot...More

Thank 356felicityb
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this bookshop cum cafe a few times and I think the issue is less about secondhand versus new, but more about the selection of books on offer. I am an avid reader (of bus tickets if nothing else around) and I could not find...More

Thank Ralph P
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Cafe, Australian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Thomas St, Noosaville, Noosa, Queensland 4566, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Noosa  >  Noosaville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5473 0483
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