Located on the Windsor end of Chapel Street, Dukes Coffee Roasters has quickly become a staple port of call for many discerning locals. It’s a new venture for first-time cafe owner Peter Frangoulis, who hopes to ensure 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 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 latte, which are available for syphon filtering too.
Many flock to Dukes daily for a well-made coffee to complement the wide assortment of breakfast and lunch items, all of which are more than enough to satisfy anyone’s stomach.