Not your usual cafe in Pentridge, Coburg

“This is the kind of food you want to eat”

The Boot Factory is known for its diverse and intriguing menu.

Dine-in daily. We have returned to traditional walk-in service. Drop in for brekkie or lunch without a booking, 7 days a week!

Delivery 7 days a week, plus Thursday – Saturday nights. Place your order online, call us, or come in!

We deliver within a 7km radius of our Coburg location, so if you are in the following suburbs, we’ll see you soon!

Coburg 3058
Coburg North 3058
Brunswick 3056
Brunswick East 3057
Preston 3072
Reservoir 3073
Pascoe Vale 3044
Pascoe Vale South 3044
Essendon North 3041
Strathmore 3041
Strathmore Heights 3041
Fawkner 3060

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

Our iconic Pentridge Quarter Master’s building is now a family owned cafΓ©; the thoughtful restoration using many of the original features creates a warm, welcoming space nestled below the looming guard tower and chimney stack of the old prison.

Mouthwatering menu!

Our hyper diverse menu draws on the wealth of talent in our kitchen and is not your usual cafe fare. We’ve worked hard to create a menu to delight everyone; whether you have vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or kid-friendly needs, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve also bundled up our most popular meals, offering them as Value Packs for take away or delivery! Buy yourself a bundle and save at least 10%!

We’re carving out a niche in the Northside meal delivery market, serving our fellow Morelanders a full restaurant spread in the comfort of their own homes.

We’ve partnered with Mr Yum to offer delivery 7 days a week during all our opening hours PLUS Thursday to Saturday nights between 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Ordering your delivery via Mr Yum helps us keep fees low and supports our small business directly!

Our philosophy at The Boot Factory honours seasonal changes, sustainable produce and local suppliers.

Pop-up Pantry

Save time and grab some groceries at The Boot Factory!

We know you want to get it all done as fast as you can, so we’ve made some pantry essentials and nice-to-haves available for purchase, whilst you’re already here grabbin’ a crackin’ coffee and a bite to eat!

Housemade Granola
Alternative mylks
Pantry Essentials

...this place nails it all. I just had the best pasta dish I have ever eaten. I've also had the Quesadilla, Burrito, Popcorn Chicken and the Chicken Burger. All top notch high quality and tasty.

Fleeb Juice

The food is delicious. The coffee is perfect and also a huge fan of their soy chai!! The staff are friendly, efficient and frankly lovely. Oh and totally across the social distancing and very, very clean cafe, especially in COVID-19 times. No complaints at all!

Dianne Jones

I've dined in twice this week πŸ™‚ That speaks volumes!

Elizabeth McIntosh


Our experienced events team is currently updating and redesigning our Function Packages to make our late 2021 Boot Factory Experiences simply unforgettable. Whilst we complete this work please note we have paused functions enquiries. Β If you would like to receive an new Functions Package in late 2021, please email us.

Our venue is so much more than a nice place to eat and drink, it’s a unique historic space suitable for all occasions, day or night. We’ve hosted stunning wedding receptions, baby showers, engagement parties, work events and milestone birthdays.

The BAR AREAS are perfect for cocktail parties for up to 50 guests or sit down meals for up to 40 guests, and The WHOLE VENUE is perfect for larger groups up to 140 guests.

The LOFT is a private dining area suitable for up to 30 guests, kitted out in cozy retro chic. Alternatively it can be used for business meetings being fully equipped with an AV kit and can be set up in a boardroom or a conference layout.

If you are looking to DINE with us, simply come in and we’ll find you a table as fast as we can!

Trading Hours

We have reopened on a walk-in only basis. Simply come on down, make yourself known to staff and we’ll find you a table.

We are using QR codes for COVID check-in and to access our menu for order-and-pay-at-table. Please bring a mobile phone.

Kindly note seating sessions are capped at 60min for 2-4 guests, or 75min for 5-6 guests so that everyone can have The Boot Factory experience they’ve been missing.

Kitchen closes at 3.00pm

Mon – Fri:
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sat – Sun 8:00 am – 3:30pm

Order online for Pick up & Delivery

Thu – Sat:
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
1/19 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg VIC 3058
03 9354 4369


Contact-free payments preferred.
Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Cash.
Credit and Debit card purchases may incur a surcharge.


Bookings unavailable. Walk-ins only, thank you =D




The Boot Factory
The Boot FactorySunday, March 7th, 2021 at 8:00pm
We're open today! Come and enjoy the long weekend at The Boot Factory πŸ₯ΎπŸ­

Fascinating fact: In April 1856, workers in Melbourne publicly protested for better work/life balance βš–οΈ They marched the streets to Parliament demanding the three 8's: eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation and eight hours of rest – making up a balanced 24 hours. And thus, the eight hour work day in Victoria was born!