Chez Dre has a Pastry Chef who used to train in Paris and you can totally see the heart put into the food here. I think I liked their desserts and pastries the most. The croissant across several visits can either be drop dead gorgeous, but on 2 occasions was a little bit too sweet, but that flaky layering and even baking is addictive. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the best croissant in Melbourne if it tasted more balanced consistently, although Innocent Bystander’s one is also very lovely.
Most were roasted by coffee institution The Maling Room
Salted Caramel Éclair -
This is very gorgeously good and the whole crunchy external texture… WOW! Had a Vanilla one on another day which I didn’t take a photo of and that was a little too sweet for me.
Chocolate Tart -
This is awesome, and one of the best IF NOT the best chocolate tart I have had. The surprising layers of different chocolate textures beats many flatter tarts out there. Wish I could eat one right now!!
Nice Courtyard -
It is always very crowded.
Lovely Patisserie Café and has one of the best ‘symmetrical’ and ‘neater’ looking pastries in Melbourne. Not if you know what I mean by that - it is very modern style, but of course there are still the many shops doing traditional style pastries. The hot food is not as impressive as the pastries for now.
Price: AUD $10 – $25 per person
Coffee: ♕♕♕ 1/2
Mon – Sun 7.30am - 4.30pm
Address: (rear of) 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3205
Ph: (03) 9690 2688