Chez Dre

A French-inspired cafe serving cakes, brunch and a killer chocolate croissant.
Ellen Seah
April 01, 2023


Hidden in a narrow, cobblestoned lane, Chez Dré's exterior is a little slice of Europe. A simple, unassuming sign marks this renowned patisserie and boulangerie, located just around the corner from the heart of South Melbourne Market.

A wealth of sweet and savoury options, pastries and all-day brunch meals lie beyond this humble exterior. Since opening in 2011 it has been keeping the ravenous hordes in check with classic eggs on toast, a noteworthy avocado toast, and the much-loved and often order blueberry and ricotta hotcake.

However, when it comes to satisfying pastry fiends and lovers of baked goods, Chez Dre is the perfect spot to quell your sweet tooth. The chocolate croissants are our pick if you want to keep things classic. Encased by a delightfully airy pastry and oozing with chocolate filling, it's a craft the team has perfected — and we get to relish in the spoils.


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