Located on the Windsor end of Chapel Street, Dukes Coffee Roasters has become a staple port of call for many discerning locals. It’s a solid venture from owner Peter Frangoulis, who does a great job of ensuring quality and creativity in taste through in-house roasting.

The sophisticated fit-out was designed by the internationally renowned Melbourne architect Chris Connell. The walls of elegantly black-trimmed, exposed red bricks and untreated timber panelling perfectly encase the aroma of the house-roasted coffee beans that are used by the knowledgeable and affable baristas behind the La Marzocco espresso machine. Dukes’ dark wood benches and tables fill the space on terrazzo floors all the way down to the kitchen and roasting area that features the large 15kg Joper Portuguese roaster. It is this roaster that produces any one of their espresso blends and single origins destined for your coffee, which comes syphon filtered too.