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Pope Joan
Modern Australian
  • 75-79 Nicholson St,
    Brunswick East,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9388 8858,
  • Sat-Tue 7.30am-4.30pm

    Wed-Fri 7.30am-11pm


Pope Joan

The vintage interiors, cheerful backyard and lust for real food at Pope Joan bring a taste of country hospitality to the inner north. Matt Wilkinson's seasonal-local mantra transcends stale marketing speak in a menu filled with ingredients of the organic, biodynamic and ethical variety. Pope Joan's day begins with breakfast tempters such as banana bread smothered with honey and ricotta and segues into lunches of flash sangers and limited à la carte options. Come evenings, Joan lights the candles and ups the ante with a spectrum of edibles from snacks - Scotch eggs spiked with juicy chorizo and olive - to creative salads like prawn and watermelon with feta and mint. Main courses are comfort eating, whether a chicken Kiev of crumbed Milawa breast or a lamb shoulder steeped with tomatoes and anchovies. The wine list, too, is authentically Victorian. The only thing fake about Joan, in fact, is the Astroturf in the backyard.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Sat-Tue 7.30am-4.30pm

    Wed-Fri 7.30am-11pm

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Matt Wilkinson, Jason Newton & Vanessa Mateus


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