Dukes Coffee Roasters ($$)

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


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


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.


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.


Good coffee, good sandwiches… Done.


Coffee at Dukes in Melbourne

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