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Chez Dre

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South Melbourne
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Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 2688
07:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely venue for business meetings in an inspiring space. Great coffee, good indoor and outdoor space and a great menu. Not too noisy which is a nice change! Delicious menu options and the cakes look like works of art. Worth a look.

Thank Rennie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little cafe with great outdoor seating. Such lovely food options for breakfast and the freshest coffee

Thank Jade2813
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to have some brunch here and what a wonderful experience we had! I ordered the banana and chocolate pancakes that were on their specials. They arrived and a little bug landed on them, the lady was so quick she didn't even put the plate down on the table when she had noticed it and she... More 

Thank Soph_V1
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had friends gathering and we ordered the duck crepe, their breakfast sour dough toast with bacon and poached egg, brownies, financier cake and chai latte to go with it..the duck crepe has an asian twist too it, so good..the financier was so delicious...everything was so mouth-watering just wanted to have more..thumbs up..will definitely come back to try more stuff...

Thank Patriciaycy
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Had been in Melbourne many times and each time planned to make a trip to this hippie joint for a brunch - a restaurant which was once a warehouse. Finally made it to this Christmas and so happy to tick it off. Great ambience, perfect coffee, delicious food and all topped with a 'bonjour' welcome and always smiling waiters..

Thank apim
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

FREE SOY MILK was a great bonus and the server was amazing so nice!! Coffee was good and very busy so worth the wait.

Thank Josh F
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I went here for breakfast and had to wait for 30 minutes.. which was ok however I felt the same where a little flustered, rude and un-attentive.

Thank holsmc
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Called in here for a quick lunch, haven't been for a few years but was in the area so thought we'd get a quick bite to eat.... coffee was good and meal was great. There's something for every appetite.

Thank Ben M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

When you want something quick and tasty for breakfast/brunch in south Melbourne, this is definitely worth it. We got a takeaway coffee and croissant and a few other sweets and we couldn't be happier. Eating in, I'm sure is awesome as well; the decor is modern, comfortable and the dishes coming out of the open kitchen looked Devine. Thanks team... More 

Thank gcsman
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Yes decided to try Chez Dre for brunch........I do like this place but had not eaten here before, so today to was brunch.........our waiter was a total scream & really helped us get into a funny mood, he was giving us some attitude but was good.......loved the banter. Ordered soy latte & the quiche........all served quickly, the salad was in... More 

Thank Declanj51

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
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>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: 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?

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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 neighbourhood 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 utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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