Peoples Coffee - Lukes Lane

If you know Peoples Coffee, you’ll know the business is much more than just a café and roastery. With fingers in plenty of pies when it comes to supporting community groups and enterprises, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Lukes Lane spot shares the exact same ethos of inclusivity.

The space feels clean, bright and welcoming with an emphasis on connecting with customers. Full wheelchair access is available, while the steps out the front will make a sought after spot come late summer afternoons when Peoples plans to throw down some cushions and deal out the cold brew. Developed by the same clever people who injected life back into Eva Street Laneway, Lukes Lane is home to some impressive company for this café - Fix & Fogg and Six Barrel Soda sit right next door.

Cabinet food comes from high-energy and multi-talented maker/baker Esther Lewis of 'Esthers', who has a passion for colour and creativity, as well as wholesome and seasonal dishes. Peoples offer a range of artisan toasts again featuring Esthers range, or pick up something sweet made by the creators at Ernest and French CanCan. Coffee can be trusted to be impeccable here, choose from the Don Wilfredo or Seasonal available on espresso, or Single Origin filters as well as a full range of retail beans.

A dog-friendly café (and cat-friendly if you count the feline that has made the Constable Street site home), Peoples is more than happy to host your pup on one condition - that the staff are allowed to pet it too.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs