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.
Conceived by business sweethearts Ben Foster & chef Matt Wilkinson, Pope Joan heads a trio of local houses serving a diverse and colourful flock. She wears many guises- a favourite neighbourhood cafe by day, and casual restaurant by night; she's also a local bar, perfect for a drink or a snack after work; and then there's Hams and Bacon, the Pope’s very own produce store which enables you to purchase the beautiful local ingredients sourced by Matt and featured on Pope Joan's delicious seasonal menu, so you can enjoy them at home.
The Pope serves breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, daily specials and more 7-days-a-week from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Then from 5pm til late each weekday, after a little cleanse and reflection, she reopens her local eating and drinking house with bevvies and bar snacks as well as more substantial dishes made for sharing, just like Matt cooks at home.
Saturday and Sunday nights the Pope keeps sacred for private events. If you'd like to enquire click here.
Hams & Bacon is open from 9:00am - 5:00pm, seven days a week.
Easter Opening Hours
Our blessed doors will open as usual throughout Easter except for Good Friday when we'll be scoffing hot cross buns. See you Sat, Sun and Mon!