Factory Cafe Bar
A homely cafe by a mother and son duo with a top homemade lasagne.
A down-to-earth offering on Victoria Street, Factory Cafe Bar is a quiet, unpretentious eatery that'll welcome you in with the lure of very comfortable couches, and keep you with the promise of home-cooked lasagne (why don't more cafes serve lasagne?). A family affair, the owner and his mother can often be found serving together, and the quirky vintage decor will have you feeling even more at home.
The food menu is simple, homely cafe fare and it's all cheap as chips. You'll find ricotta hotcakes ($13, plus $2 for extras like honeycomb butter, fruit or ice cream), classic sandwich options (which start from $11 and cap out at $16), and a heap of breakfast dishes served all day.
If you're looking for somewhere to pull up a perch and get some work done, this is a good one. Enjoy the free internet and the home-baked treats, and see if you can nab the squishiest couch in the window.
Images: Will Afonczenko.