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.

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, 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 plus they use some time honoured traditions, we can offer canape menus, buffet style menus and set menus with a choice of 2 or 3 courses.

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 the menus 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.

What`s cooking on the next menu?

We are excited to be introducing a new member, Gurdit our new Head Chef, comes from some of the best and has worked in St Ali and The Botanical where he honed some fantastic skills, cooking, baking, curing & smoking. Needless to say we are anticipating a fantastic change to the menu that will always follow seasonality and something a little unexpected.

So far we`ve played with tuna, kingfish, pork ribs and we are looking at some new breakfasts as well as an extended dessert range, so, watch this space!

Menu launches in March…

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 crushed avocado, rocket & feta with grilled corn and tomato salsa or our sweet potato & halloumi hash and wash it all down with a super charged smoothie made fresh from our bar. Our lunch menu include crowd favourites such as Cajun fish tacos with Pico de Gallo 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 are available after 5pm every day, please enquire with Bianca or Alex.


Please note that we will open from 8am to 4pm on Anzac Day, Tuesday the 25th of April 2017.

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


Please give us a call on 9354 4369 for bookings. We are currently upgrading our booking form.

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