Our First Week Open…

April 22, 2011 § 2 Comments

T’was an early start for all of us on the 15th of April filled with excitement, nerves, and anticipation. There were a few loose ends to tie up, corners to be cleaned, food to be cooked, then finally, one deep breath and… exhale – our doors were finally and officially opened at 11am.

Our soft opening gave us the chance to showcase the beginning of Chez Dre – the menu, though in its infant stages, articulated what we strived to be – a patisserie cafe filled with fine sweet treats and simple yet satisfying hot food, influenced by classic French pastries and cuisine.

Over time we hope to build on our menu – already in our first week, we slowly introduced a more extensive hot kitchen menu with all-day breakfast dishes and a range of baguettes. Our pastry kitchen will continue to turn out more and more sweet treats, so look out for that in our showcase.

We want to send out a very warm THANK YOU to all the friends and family and new friends whose curiousity found us tucked behind an alleyway off Coventry Street – THANK YOU for swinging by and popping your head through to say hello. Your support means so much to us and puts great meaning into what we do. And of course, THANK YOU to everyone who works with us!

So far we are happy and excited to have had some lovely reviews – THANK YOU to Tour de Clance, Broadsheet Melbourne for popping by, Ash’s Video interview and Jen’s write-up on Milk Bar Magazine, and Fiona’s blog post on Hidden Secrets Tour. Just so you know, we are every little bit excited and honoured.


A bientot!


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