The Final Countdown

Posted On:27th May, 2018


After eight amazing years in our beloved Brunswick East community, we will be closing our doors on Sunday 24 June to make way for our humble little site to be developed into apartments. We have *loved* feeding your bellies and being part of your lives.

To mark the occasion and go out with a bang in our last month, we’re featuring a Daytime ‘favourites’ menu and bringing back a Nighttime dinner menu over four Friday evenings from Friday 1 June until Friday 22 June.


Friday 1 June to Sunday 24 June

Daytime opening hours:
Friday 1 June – Sunday 24 June, 7am – 3pm

Nighttime opening hours:
Fridays from 1 June – 22 June, 6pm till late
Nighttime bookings open now. Call 03 9388 8858

“I’m really looking forward to seeing customers, new and old, and thanking them for letting us cook them brekkie, lunch and dinner for the past near-decade” – Matt x.

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Our Daytime ‘favourites’ menu will feature rockin’ faves of our amazing customers and staff from over the years, including Pope’s Heuvos – Chorizo, poached egg, spiced beans, guacamole & piquillo pepper salsa; Pumpkin and haloumi tart with fried egg, crispy onion, grains, currants; Our ‘Kinda’ Full English – David’s bacon, English sausage, scrambled eggs & Joan’s baked beans.

Some of our regulars have eaten the same sandwich every week for eight years (!!!); so their fave sangas will, of course, be available: our award-winning The CornishThe KebabalonThe Pope Joan rollThe Reuben, and The Cuban.

Daytime menu:

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We’re shaking our Nighttime tail-feathers one last time, bringing back a special dinner menu on Friday nights in June. It’s Matt’s ode to some of the crazy-good producers he’s met (and hassled!) along the way.

Feast on local oysters with fig vinegar mignonette; Warialda Belted Galloway old cow, champ and watercress; Grilled Forrest Foods Otway shiitake with sesame brown rice risotto; and, everyone’s ol’ fav, the Milawa Chicken Kiev!

Nighttime menu:
To book your spot call Morgs on 03 9388 8858.

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Awww, just look at ’em! Talented, amazing, adorkable and simply the raddest – that about sums up the Pope Joan team 💜.

Love and thanks, of course, to our fearless, sexy-as leader Mr Wilkinson; head chef extraordinaire (hi Jake’s mum!) Jake; the smiliest manager with the best hair in town, Jimmy; and, our hip-hop love-merchant and events whiz, Morgan! As well as the entire PJ gang past and present.

From the bottom of all their hearts and ours, thank you to our beautiful community of customers and producers. Looking forward to seeing you in the next month to cry and laugh over a cold beer or Bloody Mary.

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