• A moodily lit diner that hits all the right notes, with a big hit of nostalgia. Slide into a cushy booth for a glossy pepperoni pizza – or a culture-crossing mortadella and pineapple. Then bring a round of Negronis to the pool table.

  • Pentridge Prison’s old mess hall is now an elegant restaurant – with a produce-driven share plates and a serious cellar courtesy of adjoining wine bar, Olivine.

  • Texas-style barbeque powered by red gum and applewood.

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  • A Middle Eastern bakehouse specialising in pies, pizza and folded foccacias.


  • The sisters behind this neighbourly spot grew nearby, and now serve up pastries, coffee and take-home goods from their favourite local suppliers. Expect house-made chai, cinnamon twists and Mediterranean dips.

  • This family-run bakery specialises in knafeh – the crisp, cheesy golden Palestinian pastry. Plus, it also serves traditional baklava and maamoul (cookies stuffed with dates and nuts).

  • This Coburg cake shop has been baking cakes and piping cannoli since 1965. Visit for those, and the huose *cartocci*: doughy yet light Italian doughnuts coated in sugar and filled with a fluffy custard-and-ricotta cream.

  • An inclusive, socially conscious cafe and restaurant on the site of the old Pentridge Prison.

  • Egyptian falafel and a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere.

  • Enter a world of Middle-Eastern gastronomy.

  • A socially conscious roasting company and cafe by four ex-soldiers.

  • A local cafe and bar built by mates, for mates.


  • This neighbourhood wine bar isn’t just a special-occasion spot. Stop by the casual front bar for mostly Victorian wines, the chef’s table for Euro-leaning snacks, or the stocked pantry for a bottle to go.

  • Pentridge Prison’s old bluestone jail cells are home to an intimate lounge with produce-forward bar snacks. Plus a 500-bottle, storybook-like wine list complete with anecdotes and illustrations.

  • The Scottish craft-beer brand found a home in Coburg’s historic Pentridge Prison. Head to the beer garden – set in a former prison yard – or the taproom in a grand old bluestone building. Find Australian-exclusive brews, sticky-glazed chicken wings and a full plant-based menu.

  • At this art deco pub, you’re just as likely to catch scruffy rockers playing in the front bar as you are a bijou wedding in the gorgeous dining hall. This place is a beautiful mixed bag, just like Coburg itself. If you’re eating here, expect elegant pub dishes and a specials board devoted to gnocchi.