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 enabling you to purchase the beautiful local ingredients sourced by Matt and featured on the 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 7.30am to 4pm.  Then from 5pm till late each week day, 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 7 days 9.30am to 2.30pm.


important information

Easter Opening Hours

Just letting you know that we are open as per normal over the Easter period, except for Good Friday, when our doors will shut for some respite and chocolate-eating!

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

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