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Pope Joan (Brunswick East) [Video]

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Address: 77-79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East 3057
How to get there: 5 minutes from tram stop 13-Curzon St/Queensberry St (Tram 57)
Telephone: (03) 9388 8858
Trading Hours:
7 Days | 0730 – 1600
Website: http://www.popejoan.com.au/
Dining conditions: Saturday 18 May 2013 – Brunch (11am)
Average Per Head: $$24.00
Hits & Misses: Hit, Recommended

Legend Pope Joan … on Nicholson St.

Away from the cold and wet

Away from the cold and wet

Bench warmers

Bench warmers in front of Pope Joan with a sign marketing Hams and Bacon’s goodies.

We joint the line of hungry Joan fans on this Saturday morning, standing in the wet and cold – outside Pope Joan. It seems like that winter had hit us early this year. Eventually we found ourselves sitting on warm benches the previous group had left us with, until we got invited into the warm restaurant.

Bishop of Ostia Wine Bar

Bishop of Ostia Wine Bar

Staying warm inside Bishop of Ostia

Staying warm inside Bishop of Ostia

Sugar and Salt

Sugar and Salt

My regular Soy Chai Latte with honey

My regular Soy Chai Latte with honey

Honestly Pope Joan is a lot bigger than I thought! It has taken up 3 numbers (77-79) on Nicholson St and its got a huge backyard where faux grass are used for evergreen effect – intelligent!

We first rested in the Bishop of Ostia which is the bar section in Pope Joan while waiting for a table in Pope Joan. There is a beer garden in between the two shops, too bad it was very wet that day to wait outside.

Shortly after the waitress took our coffee order, we were invited to sit into our table. We had the privilege to sit at the table where I can observe meals being prepared by the chefs, and it was definitely hard work for them. The chefs, waiters and waitresses had been busy as bees – with the preparation bench full of different brunches ready for delivery to hungry diners.

Chef in action

Chef in action

Presentation contributes to the quality of Pope Joan's meals

Presentation contributes to the quality of Pope Joan’s meals

Busy morning

Busy morning

What we ordered:

Chai Latte by Calmer Sutra $4

Cappuccino by Allpress $4

Coffee Art is a must

Coffee Art is a must

Sandwiches – The Cuban: pulled pork, pickles ‘n’ cheese $14.00

The Sandwich

The Sandwich

Pumpkin & halumi Pie, fried egg, ancient grains, dukkah $17.00

Pie with mashed pumpkin filling, very easy to digest.

Pie with mashed pumpkin filling, very easy to digest.

Goat Meat Balls, spiced sugo, pomegranate, pine nut, smoked yoghurt, grilled flatbread $19.00

Didn't expect it to be like a curry but it was very pleasant surprise

Didn’t expect it to be like a curry but it was a very pleasant dish

This golden ball was found in the 'curry' and to my surprise it was an flour coated egg yolk!

This golden ball was found in the ‘curry’ and to my surprise it was an flour coated egg yolk!

This photo looks a bit messy but I wanted to show you what I meant by the egg yolk. I love the combination and unique usage of pomegranate and pine nuts. The goal meat balls were very tender. Perfect winter dish.

This photo looks a bit messy but I wanted to show you what I meant by the egg yolk. I love the combination and unique usage of pomegranate and pine nuts. The goat meat balls were very tender. Perfect winter dish.

Rice Pudding, Bridge farm organic rhubarb $10.00

This rice pudding was meant to be a light breakfast but we had it as our dessert. Beautiful vanilla rice pudding with tangy rhubarb.

This rice pudding was meant to be a light breakfast (as stated on the menu) but we had it as our dessert. Served in a small glass jar – this beautiful vanilla rice pudding topped with tangy rhubarb was satisfaction in the tummy.

Total Bill: $72

Total Bill: $72

Pope Joan Menu

Pope Joan Breakfast Menu – Most dishes can be done Gluten Free

Pope Joan also has its own produce store called ‘Hams and Bacon’ – taking up a shop front meters away from the restaurant/bar itself. It has a refrigerator packed with Melbourne pantry bacon, organic eggs, Warialda beef and more… They sell take away coffee and sandwiches made with their produces.

Hams and Bacon Menu Board

Hams and Bacon Menu Board

Guardian

Guardian

Entrance to Bishop of Ostia

Entrance to Bishop of Ostia

Pope Joan on Urbanspoon

Bishop of Ostia on Urbanspoon

Hams and Bacon by Pope Joan on Urbanspoon

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Author: nurikkochan

I am a friend, a daughter, a grand daughter, a cousin and an alumni. I am an ultimate sweet tooth, luckily my dental friend promised to look after my teeth for life. Self-claimed best bathroom singer, would like to make a living with singing and craft work. Fan of cupcakes on a wooden plate enjoyed after a homemade tteokbokki dish. Cameras I use: Canon IXUS 90 IS, Samsung inbuilt camera, Nikon D7000 and dad's Canon 7D (if I am lucky). Follow me on twitter NurikkoVisits & Instagram @nurikkochan

One thought on “Pope Joan (Brunswick East) [Video]

  1. Hello Dear,

    Looks like Dedicated Cuisine…

    Lovely food.. Will visit…

    Kind regards,
    Raaj.

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