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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (48 reviews)
“banana cake” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

Arrived at end of lunchtime and there were no sandwiches available . Only overpriced cake or Fritata things. Coffee was good . Expensive for what it is

Thank mahjong77
Reviewed 5 days ago

So nicely organised with the integration of the bookshop and cafe. Excellent service and top food. Reasonably quiet location at this end of the main street.

Thank 27stuartf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered tea & a cookie and read books and my little 2 year old was given a puzzle and some books to play with. Was relaxing and inviting. Thoroughly enjoyed our morning tea here.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for our morning coffee and to get the kids a book for the plane. The store has a nice vibe, the coffee was fresh and strong. We will come back next visit.

Thank davo_asia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee in Port Douglas and great cakes. Lovely relaxing atmosphere inside a book shop. There's also tables outside. I'd highly recommend.

Thank WestYorkshireTaffy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bookshop with cafe tables set amongst different book sections so you can sit and browse. Nice staff. The only let down was the coffee and cookie I ordered. I'd have to say it was the worst coffee I've had all year! I ordered a...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice place to have a coffee and chill while my child happily read books inside-A great way to attract customers and even get a book sale out of it. The coffee was good and some simple bites to go with it.

Thank Angelba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found some books I've been chasing, and they were reasonably priced which is a surprise in a holiday place. Good relaxing cup of coffee outside on the sidewalk to watch the passing parade.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An 'Aladin's Cave' of thousands of pre-loved and perfect books, nic nacs, and novel bits and pieces. The proprietor was helpful and friendly, and steered us to the topic related books we were after. Good value and picked up some great reading.

Thank mickangi2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Whileaway has a fine, if small, selection of books about Australia and a good general offering - and the best part is the cafe (mostly outdoors) where you can peruse your purchases while enjoying some coffee or tea or a snack.

Thank Purmamarca
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Don't like criticism do you? Sarcastic replies don't do you any favours in replying to complaints. That's the nature of the business you are in. You should be used to it by now. Better off ignoring them.Your sarcasm put me off.
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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
  • E-mail
Whileaway is the Port Douglas destination for lovers of great books and delicious coffee.