Chez Dre: French-Inspired All-Day Breakfast In A Rustic-Chic Warehouse

Nestled in the heart of vibrant South Melbourne, in an inconspicuous-looking alley adjacent to the bustling South Melbourne market is Chez Dré, a cafe and bakery created by pastry chef Andréa (Dré) Reiss and business partner, Steve Sam. Chez Dre Café has been a longstanding favourite among locals and visitors alike, boasting an extensive French-inspired all-day breakfast menu using the highest quality local produce and organic ingredients; it is the epitome of Melbourne brunching culture.

However, this charming café serves up more than just a quality brunch and lunch experience.

Rustic-Chic Warehouse & Courtyard

A delightful weekend brunch at Chez Dre Café is almost like an enduring tradition for many Melbournians like myself. While it is a large converted warehouse, the dining space feels warm and welcoming. The vibrant energy and friendly service are the perfect complement to the French-inspired desserts and savoury dishes – fun, upbeat, premium.

Chili Scrambled Eggs: A Fiery Fusion of Flavours

Among Chez Dre Café’s standout dishes, the Chili Scrambled Eggs undoubtedly take center stage for us. Imagine fluffy buttery scrambled eggs served on warm crumpets, accompanied with goat’s milk, drizzled with an exciting touch of fiery chilli sauce, topped with delightful bacon fat crumbs and fresh herbs garnish. It’s a classic brekkie dish with a spicy twist that will awaken your senses, yet somehow harmonious as the layers and textures merge as one flavour bomb.

Coffee Is Good at Chez Dre

Nothing upsets Melburnians more than our coffees being average. But rest assured that the baristas at Chez Dre gets it right, each and every time. Trust us, we are regulars!

If you’re not in the mood for coffee, indulge in their serious hot chocolate (choose from 34% ‘Satilia lactee’ milk chocolate, 64% ‘Guayaquil’ dark chocolate, or the Signature milk x dark blend). Or go super healthy with their nutrient dense Pink or Green smoothies – Pink has dragonfruit, strawberry, banana, mango, goji, chia; Green has kale, spinach, avocado, banana, apple.

Homestyle Pastries, Desserts & More

The bakery sells a variety of artisan breads, homestyle cakes and cookies, all baked in-house using traditional methods that involve organic flours, overnight fermentation and the goodness of whole foods.

Brunching at Chez Dre Café, South Melbourne

Chez Dre Café has etched itself as a cornerstone of Melbourne’s brunch culture, a destination that continues to enthrall its patrons with every visit. Whether you’re a seasoned café connoisseur, a curious foodie or a visitor wandering the suburbs of Melbourne, a visit to Chez Dre Café promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates the art of Melbourne brunching in all its splendor. Bon appétit!

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Roslyn Foo

Roslyn Foo

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