The Sydney Morning Herald 'Good Café Guide 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Café Guide 2012

From the constantly polished modern chandelier to the upright Yamaha piano, this Randwick cafe has a great sense of detail. Add Duke Vonggaveesakul’s love of coffee, and you’ve got yourself a sweet spot. Numero Uno’s high-grown Altitude blend is deeply dark and full-bodied, and the permeate-free a2 Milk (good for the lactose-sensitive) textures beautifully in […]

The Sydney Morning Herald 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Café Guide 2013

Duke Vonggaveesakul got so excited when Duke’s received its first coffee cup award last year that he had to go and have a lie down. That’s high passion for a modest Randwick caff, but it makes sure that even a simple flat white ($3.50) of Picasso arabica beans from Numero Uno is strong and creamy […]

The Sydney Morning Herald 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Café Guide 2014

The decision by Duke Vonggaveesakul to turn from his first passion – motorbikes – to concentrate on coffee was Randwick’s gain. You’ll still spot pictures of bikes on the walls but the focus is solidly on coffee and food. Lattes ($3.50) are sweet and chocolaty, and staff will happily advise on Aeropress and siphon coffee […]

BeanHunter

BeanHunter

My girlfriend and I have been in love with Duke’s since we accidentally came across the place last year. If you’re working or studying at UNSW, take the time to try out a coffee (and breakfast) here at least once. Duke (and previously, Monique) really love their coffee and it shows. We buy our Numero […]

The Urban List Sydney

The Urban List Sydney

Duke’s Lounge in Randwick is definitely a haven for all cultural foodies looking to taste the world. Duke himself travels the globe to inject the menu with unique cultural creations. For a taste of the East, try out Duke’s Bangkok Breakfast of jasmine rice soup with minced chicken balls, fried garlic, shallots, coriander and ginger, […]

Broadsheet Sydney

Broadsheet Sydney

Set on Avoca Street, one block east of Randwick’s main drag, Duke’s Lounge is the kind of place you could pass by without a second thought. But that’d be a mistake. Duke’s takes coffee seriously. They use Numero Uno and they also do a sideline in selling beans, coffee machines and strange-looking coffee paraphernalia. Tea […]