South by Dukes
South by Dukes is the Sydney outpost of Dukes Coffee Roasters, originally from Melbourne.
The Australian coffee roaster and shop launched the original Chapel Street, Prahran store in 2008 and opened a flagship on Flinders Lane.
South by Dukes Seats 30 to 40 people and has a similar look to its Melbourne siblings (both designed by Chris Connell). The coffee shop is fitted with American oak and a large marble bar. The menu changes seasonally depending on what beans are available. There’s black, filter, AeroPress and batch-brew coffee. House-made sandwiches, Bircher muesli, fruit salads and toasties are also available.
Dukes Coffee Roasters has a long list of environmental pledges. It adopts a direct-trade method of sourcing beans and it uses traceable bags of coffee from ethical plantations, such as Honduras Organic Coffee. It also works with organisations such as One Percent for the Planet, which donates one per cent of a company’s earnings to selected charities.