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provides seasonal, poetic breakfast comforts

co-owned by Matt Wilkinson (former chef of Circa) & Ben Foster (Carlton’s Kent Hotel general manager)

inviting interior & accommodating staff

have a heartwarming breakfast then stay for drinks at

The Bishop of Ostia 

(the bar that is offspring to, & shares the premises with, the cafe)

Pope Joan

77–79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East, Australia VIC 3057

+61 9388 8858

Mon-Sun: 7.30am-4pm

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astro turfed greenery

the cafe latte

the menu is seasonal & features some of Matt’s greatest hits

the ample open space allows Matt’s kitchen-garden to flourish

boiled eggs, soldiers, bacon bits, herb salt

slow cooked egg, NZ smoked salmon, organic asparagus

boiled eggs, soldiers, bacon bits, herb salt

not so full English breakfast – Melbourne pantry bacon, Cumberland sausage, baked beans, scrambled eggs

boiled eggs, soldiers, bacon bits, herb salt

coffee by Allpress – how you like it

pretty prints

frolic in the charming courtyard

leave your desk at work to eat on a desk

fresh herbs from the garden

Joans & Joes

plentiful outdoor seating under big willowy white umbrellas

the lush courtyard is shared between the cafe (Pope Joan) & the bar (The Bishop of Ostia)

the heavenly sweets

the interior was designed by Ben w/ eye-catching black-&-white Moroccan tiles, woody touches, retro flares & floral crockery

water into wine

the answer to prayers

Pope Joan ruled the Catholic church in the Middle Ages & her memory now lives on over a beautiful cup of coffee