Down an inconspicuous alley near the South Melbourne Market lies Chez Dré, a warehouse converted café, a bustling hub of French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, serving all-day brunch, delicious take away meals & fresh daily baked pastries
Pastry chef Andrea (Dre) Reiss & business partner Stephen Sam, with the team at Breathe Architecture, spent six months transforming this South Melbourne warehouse into a modern café with art deco influences that opened in 2011.
With a holistic approach to food & design, Chez Dré offers a creative, French-inspired breakfast & lunch menu using the best local produce, free-range eggs & quality ingredients.
Signature dishes like the house-made granola and grape fruit, the brioche french toast & Grand Petit Dejeuner, sit alongside inspired creations that change with the season & the imagination of their chefs.
Chez Dré compliments its rustic, industrial aesthetic with an eclectic mix of marble-topped tables, upcycled/reclaimed timber & green button-tufted banquettes. An original Chez Dré kaleidoscopic motif blankets the polished concrete floor & bespoke ironwork flanks the entrances with the shade of a peppercorn tree providing year-round seating in the courtyard.
Divided into various spaces from the intimate banquette seating to large communal tables, Chez Dré offers a different experience to everyone including child friendly high chairs & a dog friendly courtyard.