Having recently decided to make my way through some of the top coffee spots in Melbourne listed in the Good Cafe Guide, my husband and I ambled our way over to Grey Street in St Kilda with high hopes.
If you blink, you might miss the sign down the quaint alley way heralding the entrance of Miss Jackson Cafe.
Slightly unsure, we walked towards the welcome aroma of freshly ground coffee drifting out into the street, beckoning us up the stairs where a number of tables were strategically placed alongside the stairwell to allow parties of one or two a peaceful lookout onto the streets below.
When the rich, creamy cappuccinos arrived, I was not disappointed by the heady brew and savoured every mouthful. Feeling experimental, I ordered the coconut sago and was delighted by the mint and berries which served as a garnish to this glorious offering.
Also sampled was the corned beef sandwich with caramelised cabbage, mustard and cornichon and the crumbed polenta chips. Needless to say only crumbs remained on our plates.
On the way out we purchased a bag of the coffee beans which were a mix of Guatemalan, Colombian and Papua New Guinean beans. The resulting brew made at home well and truly lived up to the delightful memory of Miss Jackson Cafe, a place which may be a favorite haunt for years to come.