285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Chez Dré and all things nice
Armed with the knowledge by a Melbourne friend that highly recommended Chez Dré I ventured on a long leisurely walk from Melbourne CBD to discover a hidden world of amazing treats. My intentions were only to pop by for a quick checkout before heading on to Andrews Hamburgers for lunch but I couldn't resist the temptation of the counter display. I opted for a delicious looking Rhubarb danish ($4.50 takeaway) which had nice light pasty as hoped and the rhubarb and custard wasn't too sweet making it a lovely morning tea snack. I'm glad I had a map with me otherwise I probably would have missed this place being located down a lane way — as so many good Melbourne eateries and bars tend to be. I definitely hope to revisit again when I'm in Melbourne armed with an empty stomach and ravenous appetite to try a selection of things on the menu. Until then I'll have to rely on places like Bacco and La Renaissance in Sydney for similar sugary treats.
PROS: Vast array of tempting cakes and pastries, Generous selection of samples on offer to try, Buzzing atmosphere, Fair amount of seating although very popular
CONS: It's in Melbourne and not Sydney, Hidden from street view so make sure you know where it is first, Overwhelming choice
MUST TRY: Anything that tickles your fancy
VERDICT: Definitely hope to revisit when in Melbourne again
Rhubarb danish ($4.50)
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Generous free tastings — yum!
|Don't miss the signs to head down the laneway|