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Chez Dre

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Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 2688
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully appointed little place off the main drag. Great food and coffee.. Busy... but worth the wait.

Thank iwanz13
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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608 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a popular cafe in the south Melbourne area, nearby the market. Always busy for a coffee or brunch there. Beautifully plate with omelettes or poached eggs, Alinh with smoked salmon or bacon for instance. Good coffee but above all the pastries and patisseries there are exceptional. Enjoy!

Thank ClubGGG
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was amazing. The waitress at first seemed a bit gruff but soon warmed up and was really helpful and a laugh. I absolutely loved the croquet Madame (prob spelt wrong sorry).

Thank Leigh W
Sydney, Australia
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193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a business lunch , our waitress could've smiled a bit but the other male waiters or manager was great. Food was served quickly and I ordered the cassoulet. My colleague had the truffle eggs and you can smell the truffle as soon as you walk in. Great for breakfast

Thank AhBea
Cooroy, Australia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had such a great experience the 1st time we went there that 2 days later we went back. The food was exquisite, the service super friendly. The pastries were to die for. Can t wait to go back again.....

Thank Maison de Prove... M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Walked pass and saw a lot of people going in so had to see what the fuss was. Staff are very nice and service is good. Pull pork was ok but would have though it would be better. Nice place to chill and have a coffee and cake maybe.

Thank Trang N
Melbourne, Australia
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250 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We had the eggs and they were good but j got food envy watching others eat the sweet stuff. Nice funky place. Gets busy.

Thank familyfuninsun
New York
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Stopped by one morning after hearing great things about this place. We were excited about trying the filtered coffee too. The atmosphere inside is beautiful. Menu is unique and delectable. We saw afterwards that the menu said we could not split bills. When we asked if they could for us since nobody else was around that morning they refused. Was... More 

Thank ThePresKnees
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside in the secluded courtyard and had a coffee and an orange with passion fruit juice. It was peaceful and enjoyable.

Thank sdee101
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the duck burger and pulled pork. Must haves if you go. Nice hot chocolate as well. Eggs were average though. Wait was quite long. About 20-40 minutes. Service was attentive and friendly. Worth a visit.

Thank Andrew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9690 2688

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