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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Chez Dre for brunch and pastry. The food is more than exceptional, and its pastry is outstanding! I highly recommend this eatery in pleasant Coventry street.

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I ordered a Croque Monsieur and I received a plain grilled cheese toast.This is unacceptable specially when they claim to have a french chef. This "Croque Monsieur" was made of two slices of old and nasty bread with a slice of industrial cheese and smoked ham. I am European and I have been in Paris four times and I have... More 

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I have to say that I love Chez Dre. Everything about it rounds up what i feel like one of the best cafe/restaurant in Melbourne. It has an very nice atmosphere and decor in a warehouse in South Melbourne. It has very nice food ranging from meat till vegetarian or healthy food. And the Dessert, it might just best its... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Normally I don't do the whole standing in line thing; if a joint don't take bookings I don't fancy being in a queue like some carnival ride but Dre is the exception. Delightful food, excellent coffee and attentive but unobtrusive service ensures you won't be disappointed. And there's enougb gluten-free options to make every coeliac happy. Here's my 3 tips... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I caught up with another couple and their child for brunch here on Saturday. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. There was a small wait for a table (20mins) but the maître d' had everything under control and was great at moving everyone at quick as possible. With a choice of all day... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

yum yum yum! Brunch at Chez Dre is a must do when in Melbourne. I had Chorizo and smashed peas: with mint, lemon & parsley chèvre, poached eggs on toasted sourdough. Was never a pea eater as a child but this was amazing- tasty and quite spicy with the chorizo. My flat white complimented this quite well but I should... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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193 reviews 193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

A friend took us for brunch at Chez Dre. Located in South Melbourne across from the market, this is a lovely restaurant. The Brunch menu is typical Melbourne fare and the coffee is excellent. Most impressive were the baked goods, and a selection of beautiful pastries that are baked on the premises. Check it out.

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Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very nice cafe near the South Melbourne market. Hip atmosphere. Ordered a) Truffle Egg with Prosciutto and Pecorino Cheese; and b) Satlbush lamb salad. Both of them were good value at around $20. Heaps of proscioutto with freshly baked sourdough. The saltbush lamb salad was awesome, great combination of crunch from the freekeh, the sweetness of roasted capcicum and the... More 

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Mauritius
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I had the pulled pork burger, it was really good and filling for me. The cakes were amazing as well and we bought some macarons to bring back home, they are sweet but good :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you're even in the South Melbourne area, or even if you're not, then you need to drop-in for a coffee, eclair, gateaux, baguette, or any of the other delicious items Chez Dre has on the menu. Boasting a lovely al fresco section as well as a generous indoor area, Chez Dre is one of those places that locals don't... More 

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Additional Information about Chez Dre

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

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