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Chez Dre

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Rear of 285/287 Coventry Street | Access Via Alleyway, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 2688
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 116
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
brunch to a t

Despite no bookings available , got in within 5 minutes . Went for brunch . Chose it because of interesting and different menu . It is always a great sign when there are more than 3 or 4 dishes I would love to try . i ended up with the chorizo, lemon and parsley mushy peas, poached eggs on toast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
JvB0625
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite no bookings available , got in within 5 minutes . Went for brunch . Chose it because of interesting and different menu . It is always a great sign when there are more than 3 or 4 dishes I would love to try . i ended up with the chorizo, lemon and parsley mushy peas, poached eggs on toast... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting, good coffee, great food. A place to visit if you don't have a toddler. I went there with my 3 year old son who wanted to say hello to a baby sitting next to our table. He walked over to the baby and was told by a waiter wearing a stern expression that he can't walk there. I... More 

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Thank Louise M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often come here for a taste of 'French Bistro' cuisine. We visited on a particularly fine day so we sat on one of the rustic benches in the courtyard area to eat our lunch of baguettes, coffee & a couple of indulgent cakes. Very popular venue. Located down an unprepossessing laneway this cafe/restaurant was a real find.

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Thank Andie139
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited friends in Melbourne over Christmas, and they pointed us in the direction of this slightly suburban but charming brunch destination. We took a tram out of the city, it’s a straightforward 15min trip and walked a couple of blocks to find Chez Dre. We sat in mottled sunshine in the courtyard, and it was still relatively busy for... More 

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Thank Nicole F
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a late lunch at Chez Dre, sat outside in the courtyard, very nice setting. The food was a bit pricey but ok. Coffees and cakes were very nice. Service was great.

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Thank Annika C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember a trip there from my time in Melbourne. Popped in with my partner and we both enjoyed a good coffee and cake. Lots of maceron flavours too if i remember rightly. Place was a bit empty and lacked atmosphere on the afternoon we visited though

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Thank Dan H
St Kilda East, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My expectations were quite high after reading many reviews, but my experience didn't quite meet my expectations. The space is big, a nice refurb of warehouse space, but lacks originality and personality. Still, better than most Melbourne cafés. They could do with with more than 2 single toilets for the size of the place (and the size of their servings!)... More 

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1 Thank bruceymelbourne
Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here but were not impressed. Atmosphere was nice. Food was generally nice, but our overall experience was disappointing. A bit on the pricey side which isn't an issue, but when we questioned staff about our meal being different to what we had ordered, their response though polite wasn't helpful. Wont go back.

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Thank stringquartet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited for brunch on a Sunday after Christmas. Great food, good service, lovely courtyard. Only downside only one toilet for each gender so queuing for that is annoying.

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Thank AEC135
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited South Melbs over Christmas and our friends took us here for brunch. The service was faultless and we wanted to pick several dishes off the menu as we struggled to pick one, with so many delicious looking dishes being taken to other tables. The food we did order was great and we'll be back next time we are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rear of 285/287 Coventry Street | Access Via Alleyway, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria VIC 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 2688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?