It’s not often that we decide to venture to Chapel St for brunch on a weekend, mainly because of the parking. So one weekday morning we decided it was a good opportunity! I’ve always loved Dukes Coffee, so was excited to sip on a nice cup of their coffee and try the food at their flagship cafe!
If we ever venture back to Windsor, I’m definitely going to be coming back here. I have to try the corn fritters on their menu. Seeing them come out of the kitchen, they looked so crispy and presented so well! I also loved the atmosphere of this cafe, it wasn’t too open like some warehouse-style cafes are, where it doesn’t feel very cosy. It had a good balance, and felt quite classy at the same time.
PG enjoyed his pancakes, and polished off the whole thing (always a sign of a meal that was enjoyed). He said next time he comes back though, he would probably try something else on the menu as well. I really enjoyed my meal. It was hard to take a good photo before I dug in because of the huge amount of garnish, but it really worked with the dish and added to the freshness of all the flavours. In saying that, I love my greens, so there can never be too much garnish on my plate ;). It was light and delicious, with a subtle added flavour from the dukkah. The candied bacon was something different as well. I wasn’t sure I’d like it because I’m not a huge bacon fan…but of course like most food for me, adding sugar to it made a great added element to the dish.
Don’t forget if you love your coffee and you’re in the city, make sure you check out their other outlet down Flinders Lane as well.
169 Chapel St
Windsor, VIC 3181