The Space

Pastry chef Andrea (Dre) Reiss & business partner Stephen Sam, with the team at Breathe Architecture, spent six months transforming this South Melbourne warehouse into a modern bakery & café with art deco influences that opened in 2011.

Chez Dré compliments its rustic, industrial aesthetic with an eclectic mix of marble-topped tables, upcycled/reclaimed timber & green button-tufted banquettes. An original Chez Dré kaleidoscopic motif blankets the polished concrete floor & bespoke ironwork flanks the entrances with the shade of a peppercorn tree providing year-round seating in the courtyard. Divided into various spaces from the intimate banquette seating to large communal tables, Chez Dré offers a different experience to everyone including child friendly high chairs & a dog friendly courtyard.