Chez Dré has been open for less than six months, but in this short time has already nabbed The Age's 'Best Bakery Cafe' honour and the hearts of the Melbourne foodie community.
A few weekends ago, my sister G and I visited for Sunday brunch - as a fan of the all day breakfast, I was glad to see Chez Dré shared my thinking. Mildly ravenous, I ordered the Chez Dré Grand Petit Dejeuner -poached eggs on sourdough, bacon, spicy herb lamb sausage, potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, smashed avocado with goats cheese and tomato relish ($19.5). Each of the components were well executed and delicious. Presentation could've been a bit prettier though.
G ordered the Dukkah-Crusted 'Pink' Lamb Fillets, served with zucchini and carrot polenta, parsley and quinoa salad, labneh and hummus ($21.5). The lamb was wonderfully pink and succulent. Oddly enough, this dish can be ordered without the lamb...
Truthfully however, my mind was a little distracted from breakfast. Since entering, my gaze kept returning to the jewels sitting in a large glass cabinet by the counter. (I couldn't resist blowing the pictures to their full glory, even if it does sit a little oddly in the format!)