Dukes Coffee Roasters ($$)

A simple Melbourne cafe – great coffee, solid food. All you can ask for in your local cafe.

haloumi

The Ambiance
Your typical inner city cafe – funky music, lines of people ordering take away coffee and packed tables inside and out.

7/10

The Service
We were promptly met by a waiter who sat us down on a communal table while he looked for a free lone table. As we didn’t mind the communal table, we politely declined the offer and ordered our lattes. Food and drinks came out quickly and cheerfully.

8/10

The Food
As we arrived a little late for breakfast or brunch, we decided, out of social acceptance, to go for two lunch options which were:

  • Haloumi sandwich – beetroot, harissa mayo, tomato, spinach and kalamata olives
  • Steak sandwich – chipotle mayo, caramelised onion, spinach and potato crisps

steak sandwich

The steak was very well cooked, medium rare, meaning it was tender and easy to eat – something that is problematic in other cafes when the steak is too chewy – so this was a big plus.

The haloumi sandwich was excellent, although it was a bit of a bloodbath with the beetroot dripping all over the plate. A bit of a messy sandwich but we all like them – just don’t wear white clothes if you order this one!

The coffee is consistently good here, so much so one of us had 2.

8/10

Overall
Good coffee, good sandwiches… Done.

7.5/10

Coffee at Dukes in Melbourne

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