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Chez Dre

#129 of 3,336 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South Melbourne
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Rear of 285/287 Coventry St | Access Via Alleyway, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9690 2688
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07:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Why does a reasonably good restaurant persist in making a point of difference their refusal to serve alcohol? Surely it's reasonable to match good food to good wine. I can see no point in patronising this eatery.

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Thank Judith S
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere outside and nicely presented food. Good place to visit though food is more on the lighter side

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Thank Wheretogo2day
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a young friend at this bustling (ex warehouse) now Boulangerie, Chez Dré, for brunch. It wasn't too busy & we got a great courtyard table, under a large, black umbrella. It's an inconspicuous entrance, down an alley off Coventry Street... well worth a visit & known for its all day Brunch menu. Gorgeous array of French inspired cakes &... More 

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Thank Kate M
Logan City, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter took us here for lunch. The menu was different and the food was wonderful but fun. Salads delivered in a jar, a burger to die for and a range of interesting and different foods that all were so nice.

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Thank Lianne3262
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the venue and coffee but the avocado on toast was not up to scratch. Seemed like it was out of a tube. Feta was nice but for the price this dish is not to be recommended. Great wait staff.

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Thank Nicole H
Singapore, Singapore
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392 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy during breakfast hours. I tried the french toast - brioche with berry compote and also with a side of oat gelato, which was rather unique. Nothing to rave about, but was a competent dish. Also tried the chocolate and passionfruit, and another hazelnut praline cake, and both were good (albeit small and pricey).

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Thank jellybellymelly
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Invited - we had breakfast there. The posched eggs were okay. The baguette was really French, the black bread with salmon was very good, the waitress down to the point. Sitting inside was fair enough. You shouldn't be more than four people. We were five and had to sit on the big table, which is for internet users.

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Thank Peter S
Ballarat, Australia
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

There are much better places than Chez Dre in South Melbourne. I asked locals after my recent visit their opinion, all said it is not what it used to be. I had their breakfast omelette and it was a dried tastless circle dropped on a plate. Nothing like a French omelette should be. I believe the first thing they teach... More 

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Thank Rhys M
Sydney, Australia
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255 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Never disappoints - maybe because the charcoal toast wasn't on the menu. But so many creative choices like the green tea poached pears means you are always delighted to be at Chez Dre.

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Thank ptk_from_dy
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Gets busy weekends and mid morning but perfect a business breakfast with the standards croque madame and avo luxe both great, but some interesting extras on the menu and many seating options. Great on a sunny day if Melbourne provides but also warm and chic in winter

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Thank Nick G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:30
Monday
07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:30
Thursday
07:30 - 16:30
Friday
07:30 - 16:30
Saturday
07:30 - 16:30
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
  • 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?

Staying in South Melbourne

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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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