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 7:00am to 3:00pm.
We have been blessed to dish up nightime bevvies, bar snacks and moreish meals since 2013 and there will be so many more to come in September 2016 once we have a little winter break!
If you are planning a special sacred shindig however then have no fear! We are still available for private events throughout the chilly months. If you’d like to enquire click here.
Hams & Bacon is open from 9:00am – 2:00pm, Friday – Sunday
Christmas at Pope Joan
We know how to have a good time. Click here to have a look at what we can do for your next event.