Thursday, August 11, 2011
I love Sunday brunchy goodness... this time it was with Cute A and her lovely girlfriends LB (with the shiny friendly smile) and CoffeeBean (super stylish, confident gal) on a freezing Melbourne day.
Arriving before 11am, Cute A and LB managed to bag a comfortable table for 4. Half an hour later there was a sizeable queue forming back toward the cute wooden side door of this fabulously decorated space.
We were asked for our coffee orders straight up - Cute A's cappuccino with skinny milk 'and extra hot please' caused funny confusion with the server boy. Two soy lattes for me and LB made his life easier.
CoffeeBean arrived later and also went for a skinny cappuccino. All of us were very happy with the coffee situation here. Great taste, strong enough and yay for Bonsoy!
LB chose the brioche french toast - causing food envy from CoffeeBean who had poached eggs on sourdough with salmon and avocado, which she thought was ok, but nothing earth-shattering.
Cute A had the special that was scrambled eggs with smoked trout, which was great. And I went for granola with vanilla yogurt foam and fruit compote, with Bonsoy. The super sweetness of it ensured I had no need to try the delicious looking eclairs at the counter: that's definitely on the cards for next time.
I love the space and the feel of Chez Dre, it's so industrial yet chic at the same time. I can't wait to return for a go at those sweet treats screaming at me from behind their glass prison - "Free us.... eat me!"
9 out of 10 Croque Madames
285-287 Coventry Street
South Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3205
Phone: +61 (0) 9690 2688