Welcome to Pope Joan

So, who’s this Pope Joan? Maybe you’ve heard of her – the medieval legend, the woman who passed as a man? These days she runs a bustling precinct of eating and drinking at 77 – 79 Nicholson Street, East Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia.

Matt Wilkinson is chef and owner of Pope Joan, much loved for its homely dishes – led by locally grown, seasonal produce – with a distinctly British twist. Since opening its doors back in 2010, it has evolved from a daytime café to a bustling space with a bar, dining room as well as being a very popular spot for weddings and private functions – This Pope sure knows how to throw together a good ol shindig and we love being a part of the fun!


The Pope serves our punters breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, daily specials and the best Bloody Mary this side of the Yarra 7-days-a–week from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Our Summer Camp Cookouts were such a hoot that we are thrilled to announce that they will be making a comeback this December for 12 sessions. Kicking off on the 5th of December, our Matt will be at the helm, taking his culinary clout outdoors in our backyard garden, armed with a fire pit, an open BBQ (and bevvy) as well as an ever-changing menu. Prepare your posse for some shenanigans.

Have you visited the pastry filled paradise that is The Pie Shop? Our new next door neighbour has the goods when it comes to all things pie. Sweet or savoury, Matt and Steve have you covered so pop on over, say hello and fill your pie-hole. Open Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm.



important information

Opening Hours during the festive season

Click here for further info!

  • http://www.popejoan.com.au/food/daytime/
  • http://www.popejoan.com.au/drinks/daytime/
  • http://www.popejoan.com.au/food/nightime/
  • http://www.popejoan.com.au/drinks/nightime/
Map to Pope Joan, East Brunswick

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