A couple of weeks ago, I went for lunch with some friends to The Glass Den in Coburg. It is set in part of the former Pentridge Jail.
On the day that we visited, the place was bustling. We were seated at one end of a communal table in the middle of the café.
After ordering coffees, it was on to the serious business of lunch. I ordered a meatball sub ($17.50), which is as pretty as a picture despite its unromantic name:
The sub is served on a pumpkin brioche roll, which was rather good. The sauce on the sub had quite a sinus-clearing zing to it, and I loved it.
For dessert, I order The Mafia Boss - millionaire's shortbread with white chocolate and salted caramel:
If you want unique food that is poles apart from the offerings at your local greasy spoon, The Glass Den is the place for you.
15 Urquhart St, Coburg VIC 3058