Dukes Coffee Roasters (Melbourne)

Coffee: 16/20
Whole experience (cafe + coffee): 31/40

In a city where you can’t walk more than 10 meters without passing a coffee shop you’d be forgiven if you had no idea where to go as a visitor to Melbourne. And what is worrying is that in a city obsessed by coffee, Melbourne has its fair share of rubbish spots.

A reasonably early Monday morning finds me right in the heart of the city close to Federation Square. While I’ve liked Manchester Press and Bowery to Williamsburg (both of which I’d say are excellent options & close by), a whole heap of people have told me to check out Dukes Coffee Roasters.

Found on Flinders Lane marked by a sign with a coffee cup you’ll not miss the place, with a steady flow of people walking in and out.

While I think they may do table service, judging by the place’s popularity, the smarter move on arrival looks to be ordering at the counter.

Move fast if a table opens up. It’s worth losing your place in the queue and leaving an umbrella or jacket, which regardless of the season you’re likely carrying if in Melbourne.

Feeling very Melbourne I followed the order in front and went a macchiato.

Funny thing about Melbourne is a macchiato can come in both short and long. Go ahead, order a long if you like. No one really seems to know what it is, so it’ll be a mystery drink. Be safe and go short.

Even though the shop was busy, the coffee came out pretty quickly. Served in a little cup, the aroma from the short macchiato was quite sweet learning towards berry and milk chocolate flavours.

Sipping it, the coffee was full-bodied and quite cherry sweet/sour upfront. I found the more I drank the sweeter more milk chocolate like the flavour it became. I loved the short burst of contrast that the macchiato provided. This is indeed a quite complex and bold little drink.

Overall, this shop is just another example of why coffee and Melbourne are so synonymous with each other, it’s a city and culture which just does it so well. Dukes’ is so well worth the visit as a coffee tourist.

1. Coffee score
Style (look and feel): 8/10
Experience (taste and smell): 8/10
Coffee total: 16/20

2. Cafe score
Cool?: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Cafe: 15/20
Whole experience (coffee + cafe): 31/40

Dukes Coffee Roasters Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

One thought on “Dukes Coffee Roasters (Melbourne)

  1. aromasiliwangi was established by a Singaporean, with the vision of delivering the finest coffee roasted in Asia to the good people of the world. We serve the best and good quality of coffee taste. We avail singapore coffee, coffee specialist, travel sumatra, aceh beauty, gayo coffee and indonesia guide.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s