Rear, 285-287 Coventry Street South Melbourne, Victoria 320503 9690 2688
|Opening hours||Daily 7.30am-4.30pm|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||Diner's Club, eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
Chez Dre is tres romantic, with its high-backed booth seating, dramatic dining room with ballroom proportions and ornate gated courtyard. But wait until you see the food: sumptuous tarts, pastries, petits gateaux and macarons. But, savouries first … maybe goat’s cheese salad with roasted beetroot, green beans, raisins and walnuts. Brioche French toast is almost more dessert than breakfast (served all day); it comes with caramelised apples, vanilla mascarpone and topped with a beautifully sculpted orange tuile. Chez Dre is packed at peak times but never sways from spot-on.