A unique cafe in Coburg

Set in the grounds of  Pentridge Prison, Coburg, The Boot Factory café is steeped in history. The building dates back to the 1850s, it was once part of the Coburg penitentiary where well behaved prisoners worked making shoes & boots for the prison guards.

The Coburg café is now family owned and the restoration has used all of the original features, the setting is an iconic space that looks over the guards tower and the looming walls of the prison.

The Boot Factory is famous for its hand made and home loved food. Dishes are transformed by the brigade of classically trained chefs using only the best ingredients and  time honoured traditions making pastries and baking bread.

Suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, parties & more formal occasions, the interior has been sensitively decorated to create an atmosphere that is second to none, lounge away with a coffee on the comfortable chairs looking over the terrace or take a communal table and dine with the whole family. Children also love the atmosphere in the café and its noticeable that the babies just seem to settle in to the environment without so much as a cry.


Our cafe in Coburg, is so much more than a nice place to eat and drink. Set in the grounds of Pentridge Prison, Coburg we have an amazing, historic space that is suitable for all functions, parties & occasions, day or night. Our venue has hosted wonderful wedding receptions, baby showers, engagement parties, work events and landmark birthdays.

Choose from 4 different areas to hold your function or party, The Loft is a private dining area that has its own bar looking over the whole café, alternatively, in the day time it can be used for business meetings as its fully equipped with an AV kit, flip charts and tables. The main floor is full of character where you still see the Pentridge walls and even the guard tower. The whole café is decorated so well and you`ll find it suitable for all parties, functions & events. Functions can be booked for 12 people or up to 140 people, if you`d like the whole café, please make an enquiry.

Our head chef, has a knack for making the food memorable, the team make everything from scratch using the finest local ingredients. We can offer Canape Menus and 2 choices of Set Menus to work around your budget! Please click on the following links to view a copy of our Set Menus: Option 1 / Option 2

Our experienced team are here to make your occasion as good as it can get so if you`d like something different please ask and we will do our best to make it happen. Please click on the details below to view our function packages and to make an enquiry.

Melbourne cafes are spoilt for choice when it comes to great produce and wines,
our philosophies at The Boot Factory include seasonal changes, sustainable produce and local suppliers.

Check out our Autumn / Winter Menu!

We are pleased to have a new Head Chef with us from early March. Our Head Chef has created a mouthwatering selection of breakfast and lunch dishes and is continuously creating a variety of specials, pastries and desserts. Expect the unexpected all made from some fantastic, seasonal produce.

To view our menu, please click the following link: Autumn/Winter Menu

Breakfast, lunch & coffee love…

Baristas ready to serve you the best coffee in Coburg, our coffee is produced by Tobys Estate, it has a well rounded sweetness with a lovely nutty finish, stay for one, two, three or take them away, the coffee is on!

The chefs carve out our menu daily, its fresh, its handmade and it smacks of love.

Try our Sauteed Broccolini and Yellow Beans with Caciocavallo with a super charged smoothie made fresh from our bar. Or indulge in one of the burgers from our lunch menu and wash them down with a local craft beer from Barrow Boys or a cheeky little glass of Pinot from the Yarra Valley.

Delicious menu with a difference, to top it off extremely friendly and attentive staff. Absolutely love the decore, very unassuming and funky. Prices very reasonable and our plate servings were perfect. One of our top 5.

Harriet Geroulis

Great atmosphere, great music complimented by great food especially the avocado crush of which I'm now addicted to....thanks guys made my stay in Melbourne that much more memorable....

Pamela Rivera Stollsteimer

Our current favourite cafe in Coburg. My boys are always welcomed kindly by all the staff and most importantly the food is delish!!!

Jackie Vella

The Boot Factory

19 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg VIC 3058

9354 4369


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Functions and parties are available daily from 5pm, call Alex, our Functions Coordinator, to make an enquiry.



7:00 am – 4:00 pm
7:00 am – 4:00pm
8:00 am – 4:00pm
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Please note our kitchen opens at 7.30am on weekdays and closes 3.30pm daily.


The Boot Factory takes online bookings for parties from 4-10 people. For larger groups or to enquire about having a function at The Boot Factory, please choose to “make an enquiry” from the drop-down menu, alternatively please give us a call on 9354 4369


Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, lemon curd, passionfruit, brandy snap crunch, ginger crumb and marscapone anyone? 😍

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