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Melbourne-chic patisserie & boulangerie converted from a large warehouse

very lovely dishes perfectly balancing creative flavours & textures, with to-die-for french-inspired desserts & artisan bread

friendly staff on display in the open-concept kitchen

celebrate special occasions such as Christmas & Valentine’s Day with their very festive holiday-inspired sweet menu

Chez Dre

Rear of 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Australia VIC 3205

+61 9690 2688

Mon-Sun: 7.30am-4.30pm

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Andrea Reiss (Dre) & business partner Steve Sam bring sweet french masterpieces down south [melbourne]

the mac attack – a special coffee & macaron tasting board consisting of: a short black, macaron & short mac

poached eggs on sourdough w/ ham hock, Gruyère cheese, pea purée & herb oil

coffee is roasted by The Maling Room

morrocan baked eggs w/ spicy herb lamb sausages, minted yoghurt & warm baguette

poached eggs on sourdough w/ ham hock, Gruyère cheese, pea purée & herb oil

roast chicken baguette w/ Gruyère cheese, roasted garlic aioli & cos lettuce

breakfast here is available all day & always deserves to be followed by dessert

morrocan baked eggs w/ spicy herb lamb sausages, minted yoghurt & warm baguette

milk chocolate blackcurrant mousse w/ blackcurrant cream & praline crunch, topped w/ a blackcurrant macaron

in the early 20th century, Ladurée’s Pierre Desfontaines evolved the macaron to what is known today – two almond meringue discs typically filled w/ a layer of buttercream, jam or ganache

jasmine cream tea w/ milk chocolate mousse & flourless chocolate biscuit

a wrought-iron trellis adorns the steps leading into cake heaven

follow the trail of olive green tiles to the pastry lab

enjoy lunch offerings like the ploughman’s lunch: smoked ham, terrine, brie, Gruyère, grated carrot, roasted beetroot, cornichons, mustard, chutney, savoury tart, baguette & a sweet treat

the pastry lab a.k.a. the open kitchen

floor to ceiling windows fill the cafe w/ warm, inviting light

having worked in Paris & London, Dre’s macaron creations are some of the best in town

beautiful industrial touches complement french chic

the two gleaming espresso machines

the pastry cabinet enviably showcases the sweet gems like macarons, tarts, madeleines & gateaux freshly made in-house daily

there’s also a quaint courtyard to enjoy your cakes in the sunshine

originally planned to operate as just a production place, the beauty of the location & space beckoned to be something more

the entrance hidden off a cobblestone laneway

look out for the shiny, gold sign heralding the way to stunning sweet delicacies – & be excited

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