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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: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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 visit.

This place is a nice little place with great food options. Good quality produce. Meals were great service was ok. Seating outside has warm outdoor gas heating. Very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
lmarco1
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is a nice little place with great food options. Good quality produce. Meals were great service was ok. Seating outside has warm outdoor gas heating. Very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had the best brunch ever at this place. I ordered ratatouille - perfectly cooked and chai latte - the best chai in town I am a chai latter person so every time I ordered chai at every cafe so I can hands down so this place is the best.. We were there on a Sunday. And it was packed!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We have been here more than 10 times for breakfast, which says it all. The food is always top class. The coffee is excellent. Although they are not specifically child friendly, they do have a few high chairs and they treat children very well. The staff are efficient and friendly. It is hard to pay the bill without succumbing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For a top rated Melbourne cafe we were pretty disappointed with our recent visit to chez dre for breakfast. One piece of underdone unbuttered toast topped with cold poached eggs...obviously precooked and not warmed sufficiently, avocado side was unpeeled and too hard to eat, tomato relish really not nice.....very disappointed! Probably won't revisit, too many other good cafes in this... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It seems to have become obligatory for many of Melbournes cafe staff to be surly, unsmiling and rude. This cafe has joined the list. Coffee took 20 mins to arrive - almost stone cold. My truffled eggs were inedible, eggs had obviously been cooked yesterday and left to warm, stale toast. Avo lux was a hit as was the French... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lots of lovely choices for breakfast on the menu aside from the pastries and cakes available to choose from behind the glass display cabinet. We sat out in the courtyard which was a beautiful sun trap and protected from the wind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went one Sunday for lunch. I am a dessert enthusiast and I have to say the desserts are absolutely divine. Excellent service and great ambiance. I can't wait to go back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Chez Dre a couple of times now and on each occasion I have made a point of trying something new from the menu. The interiors of the cafe are great & I have always found the staff to be very attentive and the menu really interesting. On my last visit I I decided to try the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very cool place to be. The food is brilliant, the atmosphere is brilliant and by the looks of it they are expanding so there can only be more to come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It is heaven for dessert but savoury menu and coffee were so so only won't blow you away. You can take away gâteaux so don't bother to queue!

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?