A unique Cafe plus Function Venue 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, well loved food. Dishes are transformed by the brigade of classically trained chefs using only the best ingredients.

Suitable for breakfast, lunch, 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.


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

Choose from 3 different areas to hold your function or party. The LOFT is a private dining area suitable for up to 30 guests and it has its own bar looking over the whole venue. 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. The BAR AREA is suitable for cocktail parties for up to 50 guests or sit down meals for up to 40 guests. The WHOLE VENUE is perfect for larger groups up to 140 guests. The layout can be tailored to your specific requirements; and our functions coordinator can provide assistance with decorations and flower arrangements to make your event a memorable one.

Our experienced events team has created a Function Package including Canapé style or two choices of Seated Dining to cater for your needs and tastes. We look forward to working with you to create an event suitable for your budget and specific occasion. Be sure to make an enquiry with our Functions Coordinator to make your next event an unforgettable one. 

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

Check out our Menu!

Our Head Chef has created a mouthwatering Winter Menu of breakfast and lunch dishes specially catered for the season; and is continuously creating a variety of specials, pastries and desserts available in our Deli and Specials Board. Expect the unexpected all made from some fantastic, seasonal produce.

Breakfast, lunch & coffee love…

Baristas are 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 Coburg Lager craft beer or a cheeky little glass of red.

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

03 9354 4369


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The Boot Factory is a great place to host a celebration! Functions and parties are available daily from 5pm. Contact our Functions Manager 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

OUR VENUE IS OPEN ON MOST PUBLIC HOLIDAYS! Check our Instagram for live updates.

*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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