South Melbourne is littered with great places for food and coffee with my favourites of Dead Man Espresso and St Ali, but now it’s even better with the arrival of my new favourite Chez Dré. It is a beautiful French inspired patisserie/cafe, offering an array of gorgeous sweet treats and simple, but delicious food. The space itself is really cool too, with an amazing red art deco stenciled floor, a theatrical open kitchen and a pretty sun drenched courtyard.
Chez Dré opened in April this year, but I met pastry chef Dré many months prior before the place opened. I remember when she first told me about her upcoming plans for Chez Dré; it was clear that Dré was truly passionate about food, but more importantly, she is really passionate about life and her craft. Her eyes would sparkle with such excitement about what she wished to achieve. Fast forward to today and I think she has fulfilled her vision well and I suspect only bigger and better things are yet to come :)
I’ve only visited three times to date, although it would be more often if I lived closer! I’ve taken some snaps each visit and I intend on shooting the lovely space in its entirety (the cool stenciled floor!) and more yummy treats soon. I’ve sampled quite a few things with the almond croissant, array of macarons, the eclairs and the real hot chocolate being the stand outs.
Here is what more of what Chez Dré has on offer… Enjoy!