One of Melbourne's specialty coffee go-to's, Dukes Coffee Roasters, has landed in Sydney, last week unveiling its new home within The Streets of Barangaroo.
With its focus on environmental and social sustainability, and broad range of impeccable caffeine offerings, Dukes has been making a solid name for itself down south, since launching its first café back in 2008. The team are committed to supporting both the planet and every one of the communities involved in their coffee's production. Each bag of coffee beans has been ethically traded and can be traced right back to the farm from which it came.
Now, three years after moving into its current Flinders Lane digs, Dukes has added another store to the family, launching South by Dukes in the lobby of Barangaroo's Tower One. The blond timber and smooth curves here mimic those of Dukes' Melbourne store, though the new space is bigger, lighter, and brighter than its southern sibling.
Brewing from 7am every weekday, the Sydney store offers a caffeine hit for every kind of palate, alongside a tidy selection of sandwiches, pastries and sweet treats. Dukes is not the Barangaroo precinct's first Melbourne blow-in, joining fellow southerners Belles Hot Chicken and Shortstop Donuts.