Chez Dre Bakery & Cafe South Melbourne Menu & Review

outside entrance to chez dre

I’m not typically into cafes, especially ones with such a big emphasis on breakfast foods, yet Chez Dre Bakery & Cafe and South Melbourne is now one of my favourite places in the area with a few things on the menu that I absolutely love. Scroll to the end of this article for the full Chez Dre menu.

Inside Dining at Chez Dre South Melbourne

It has a spacious indoor area with lots of large tables for large groups. A lot of people seem to come here to work as well as if it were a Starbucks.

Outdoor Dining at Chez Dre South Melbourne

Chez Dre also features a very cute outdoor dining area with fake grass underfoot and what I assume to be a retractable roof.


The first time I went was with my colleagues from work Arass and Hakim (pictured above) who introduced me to this eating spot near the South Melbourne market I was so impressed that I had my partner and son come and meet me there a few weeks later.

As most dishes include egg or fish, which I don’t eat I opted for 3 side dishes.

French Fries with Truffle and Pecorino Cheese

These were perhaps the best fries I’ve ever had. They were very generous with the truffle and cheese as well.

Halloumi with Lime Wedge and Pork & Fennel Sausage

chez dre haloumi pork fennel sausage

Whilst the pork & fennel sausage was fine, the halloumi really stood out. I think they must have deep-fried it, much better than grilled.

Seasonal Avocado with Poached Eggs & Toast

This is what Hakim had, it seems to be his favourite thing there.

Crispy Skin Trout

Arass had the trout and whilst I don’t eat fish, I do appreciate the presentation here!

Coffee Art

I think it’s a swan.


When I returned with my family, my son had his first babyccino and he loved it!


Below is the main menu as it was in 2022. The prices and availability might change and I will not be keeping this updated, but it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect!


Sourdough/ GF W. Mixed Berry jam, butter $7

Fruit toast +$2


Poached, scrambled or fried $13



Granola Raspberry Juice Poached Corella Pear, Granola, Coconut Yoghurt, Pomegranate, Lemon Balm $17


Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur Sourdough, Smoked Ham, Emmental Cheese, Dijon Bechamel $18

Fried Egg +$3

Blueberry & Ricotta Hotcake

Seasonal Berries, Maple, Whipped Cream, Toasted Seeds $24

The Chez Dre

the Chez Dre Poached Eggs, Sourdough, Pork & Fennel Sausage, Bacon, Avocado, Roasted Tomatoes & Mushroom, Fennel Chutney $28


Halloumi +$5

Seasonal Avocado

Avocado, Basil & Watercress Pesto, Lemon Vinaigrette, Heirloom Tomato, Stracciatella, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Pickled Red Onion, Poached Egg $22


Bacon +$6
Halloumi +$5

Chilli Scrambled Eggs

Crumpet, Goat‘S Cheese, Lime, Coriander, Bacon Fat Crumb, Chilli Sauce $24


Bacon +$6

Benedict Croissant

Smoked Ham Hock, Seasonal Greens, Hollandaise, Pickled Fennel, Tarragon, Poached Eggs $24


Pan Fried Mushroom

Herbs & Potato Rosti, Tarragon Emulsion, Fried Egg, Smoked Ricotta $24


Bacon +$6
Halloumi +$5

Roasted Cauliflower

Almond Romesco, Lemon & Lentil Salad, Golden Raisins, Paprika Craker $22

Gfo, Vgn, DF

Poached Egg +$3

Kale & Broccolini Salad

Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas, Confit Garlic Hummus, Roasted Seeds, Pomegranate, Lemon Vinaigrette, Poached Egg $21

Vgno, GF, DF, v

Snapper Roll

Local Snapper in a Milk Bun, Salsa Verde, Coleslaw & Pickled Red Chilli, Fries $27

Crispy Skin Trout

Zucchini, Croutons, Horseradish Cream, Peas, Edamame, Pea Puree, Dill & Mint $26


Pressed Pork Belly

Rainbow Chard, Purple & Golden Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese, Pickled Apple, Puffed Crackling $24



Add Egg / Toast / Hollandaise +$3
Broccolini W. Spicy Cashews +$5
Avocado W. Salt & Olive Oil + $5
French Fries W. Truffle & Pecorino +$6
Pork & Fennel Sausage / Bacon +$6

GF Gluten Free | GFO Gluten Free Option Available | VGN Vegan | Vgno Vegan Option Available|
v Vegetarian | vo Vegetarian Option Available | DF Dairy Free



Cold Brew $5
Batch Brew $5 Old Brew $5

Decaf/Soy/Extra Shot + $0.5
Almond/Oat +$1

Hot Chocolate


34% ‘Satilia Lactee’ Milk Chocolate
64% ‘Guayaquil’ Dark Chocolate
Signiture Milk X Dark Blend


Tea Masters Breakfast / Cartel Grey / Jasmine & Green /
Organic Peppermint / African Sunset / Chamomile & Vanilla /
Ginger Glow /Wen Shen Bouzhong Oolong $5
Chai Tea $5
Chai Latte $5
Matcha Latte $5.5


Iced Chocolate / Iced Coffee / Iced Matcha / Iced Chai $8.5
Iced Mocha $9


Dragon Fruit, Strawberry, Banana, Mango, Goji, Chia $12
Kale, Spinach, Avocado, Banana, Apple $12

Cold Pressed Juice

Orange / Apple $8
Amber – Carrot, Turmeric, Apple, Orange, Lemon $9
Green – Kale Capsicum, Cucumber, Celery, Cos, Apple $9
Pink – Watermelon, Pineapple, Mint $9


Silk Road Kombucha – Ginger, Lemon Myrtle, Cinnamon, Clove $7
French Kiss Kombucha – Hibiscus, Camomile, Lavender, Vanilla $7
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite, Llb $5

Chez Dre Menu Image

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