It seems that no matter where you live there is always the North / South of the river divide, with everyone claiming that their side is superior. I'm a North girl myself, and rarely venture to the South side. Not because I don't like it, but simply because there is so much going on in my local area that I don't really need to. So heading South twice in one weekend was a bit of a big deal for me!
After a delicious dinner in St Kilda on Friday night, we found ourselves back there again on Sunday for brunch with the lovely Franc and Dustin. Not being Southie locals, Mr B and I have found ourselves eating some shocking meals in the area in the past, but with the boys leading the way we were confident that we were going to be in for something good.
And we were right. Dustin suggested Miss Jackson (2/19 Grey Street, St Kilda), a quaint little cafe tucked away neatly just off Grey Street, which you would probably never even notice if you didn't know where to look.
The cafe is a bit like a house, with an enclosed deck out front, and sort of separate rooms with tables inside. It is painted a lovely crisp white, and there are beautiful fresh flowers and herbs adorning almost every available ledge and windowsill. You would be hard pressed not to feel comfortable here... Not to mention the ultra friendly staff, who were just delightful!
The coffee couldn't be more perfect....
The menu is simple and inexpensive, featuring seasonal ingredients put together with lots of care and love.
Warm chicken piadina, with bacon, avocado & basil mayo ($10.50)
Steak sandwich ($15.50)
Potato & leek hash, with asparagus, smoked trout & a poached egg ($16)
I think the photos speak for themselves, don't you?