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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Great coffee, excellent variety, personal service

The 20 minute wait on a Saturday morning was worth it - loved this place. My pork belly was great, atmosphere terrific, and expectations were exceeded for all four of us. Can't wait to go back to try some of the other things on the menu, including the pastries.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Kym_myK
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've eaten here 5 times and bought pasties on many other occasions. It's a very pretty space with friendly attentive staff. I want to like it more than I do, but am always just a little disappointed with the food. The bread and pastries are brilliant - the food from the menu...not so much. The smashed pea, poached eggs, goats... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The 20 minute wait on a Saturday morning was worth it - loved this place. My pork belly was great, atmosphere terrific, and expectations were exceeded for all four of us. Can't wait to go back to try some of the other things on the menu, including the pastries.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've been looking forward to brunch at Chez Dre for such a long time. Well today my sister and I finally went and it was terrible. We both ordered poached eggs on sourdough toast. The eggs were cold and served on one thin slice of dry toast with rock hard crusts. The sides are $4.50 each and were absolutely disgusting,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very popular place. The food and pastries looks amazing. Great service, good coffee. Food is interesting and tasty, is prepared very quickly for such a busy place, however my mate's chorizo was overcooked and tough. The rest of the meal was great. 4.5 stars, will recommend!

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Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were there on a Sunday late morning, absolutely crowded with a queue spilling out, which told us we must be on a good thing! Typical rustic Melbourne cafe, with open kitchen, a bakery, odd tables and chairs, a mixed bunch of people eating there. The food was good, very prompt, teas were good and big servings! Very friendly staff.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This places takes your simple bakery to the next level, the food is delicious the sandwiches are so yummy and the desserts are to die for, cant wait to go back

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful looking warehouse. Love the bakery display, cakes, breads all look amazing. Had a chai (surcharge for having it with milk, and even more with soy milk rather than water??) but well made and enough for more than one just cup. Very good coffee. Eggs Royale were delicious. Get here early, queen gets long...

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband found this gem on our way to south Melbourne markets. Only a 20 minute walk from our hotel at Southbank this is well worth a visit. The menu has a great variety of original dishes to choose from. I had the lux avo with a side of mushrooms and poached eggs which qas delightful. My husband had smashed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was beautiful. Interesting menu. Friendly staff. Clever fit out of an old warehouse. Worth the money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming here for years. Their lunch menu is not extensive perhaps because cakes are the hero here. However savoury food is good here too. They have macarons, baked goods and pastries too. Friend loved their croissant while I love their seasonal cakes. We had the green tea cake this time but I once had a beautiful fig and... 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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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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