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Chez Dre

$$ - $$$French, Cafe,
Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 2688
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (64 reviews)
“cakes” (52 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (10 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
French, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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1 - 10 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. Was not accommodating at all, slow service, did not greet or sit us for 10+ minutes despite available tables. Is a pity considering the food was extremely good.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, excellent service and food. This little gem is tucked away down a little lane way in south melbourne. We will return.

Thank Bergzz
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Cafe near the south Melbourne market. Prompt service. We ordered three dishes. Except for the almond coated croissant with a sweet filling, the food was rather bland. The bacon and sausage seemed to have very little or no salt. The coffee was good.

Thank Keng L
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We use to come here very regularly and always enjoyed the food and service. It had been awhile but we returned thinking we would be coming back to an old favorite. We were disappointed. The menu has changed and definitely not for the better. Meals...More

Thank Jenni8774
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Near South Melbourne Market... Very hipster. Food was ok... Environment was ok... Service was ok. Just nothing very special, nothing to shout about. Wasn't bad but wasn't like MUST GO.

Thank BlackCoookie
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Apparently the photos of delicious food do not exist, no sweets or pastries, no casulet and a tasteless waygu burger which was dry, definitely not worth the trip. Sorry Chez Dre.

Thank Spencer K
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We ways visit when in town and it was pleasantly quiet when we arrived early at 8.15am! Sitting outside sipping fab coffee and enjoying brunch was perfect before hitting the markets. The serves here are pretty big - be warned! Delicious having said that.

Thank Nsloss
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Found this cafe over internet after reading some nice reviews, this is located literally opposite South Melbourne Market, you can have 2-hour free parking during market-open-day (check out South Melbourne Market opening day). The restaurant service was nice, we reserved a table and the waitress...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

An old haunt revisited. The coffees were excellent and the food well cooked. The croque monsieur with side salad was very tasty. The poached eggs were served with a side of excellent thick cut bacon. The setting is always lovely but especially so with the...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Met a business associate here for a coffee and catch up. Staff very attentive and the coffee was spot on. Food looked quality and great value. Definitely head back here for lunch next time I’m in the area.

Thank scarps
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighborhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 2688
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