Hello Café Lovers!
Welcome to Cards and Cafés! I hope that you’ve all been well and are ready to come on another food adventure with me. I decided to go to this café because I just love the name and can’t help thinking of that Outkast song, Ms Jackson. I honestly keep singing it in my head each time I hear the name.
Miss Jackson is easy to find and there is plenty of parking at the bottom of Jackson Street.
We were pretty lucky on the Saturday morning that we went, as we found a table and were seated straight way. By the time we left (just after 11am) the café was quite busy.
FOOD & DRINKS
The menu at Miss Jackson is quite unique and not something you’ll see in other cafes.
They use the Allpress Espresso Blend.
The following menu photos were taken in May 2017 and might have changed since.
I ordered a cappuccino and thought that it was pretty average. The taste was fine, but it was a little too cold for my personal liking. The cup was a lot smaller than normal and it was hard to drink, as you couldn’t actually put your finger through the handle.
Coffee rating: 3/5
Beth ordered her favourite drink, which is a chai latte. She said that the chai was nice and that she could taste a hint of honey; however it was slightly weaker than she would have liked and it also wasn’t very hot.
Chai rating: 3/5
Beth ordered the baked eggs with miso lamb bolognaise, eggplant, fregola, cucumber mint labne and garlic flat bread.
We both loved how the dish was presented and thought that it was quite a generous serving in both the dish itself and the flat bread.
The baked eggs were cooked to perfection, as the whites were firm and the yolks were runny.
The eggplant tasted great and was cooked well. But Beth personally didn’t like the large slices and would have prefer bite size pieces as she would have found it a lot easier to eat.
Finally the yoghurt was a great addition, as it added an extra depth of flavour and creaminess, but she did find herself wanting more.
I ordered the coconut waffles with passionfruit curd, banana, honeycomb and maple syrup.
When it arrived at the table, I thought that it looked like a rather small serving. In the end I found it was just enough, but I definitely could have eaten more.
The waffles themselves were great, as they had a slight crunch to them and only had a subtle coconut flavour, which was great in my eyes. The passionfruit curd was fantastic, as it is quite different from the usual lemon curd that is often served with these types of dishes. It had a tang which helped to cut down on some of the sweetness that the other elements had. But I did find it quite rich, so a little bit does go a long way.
I loved the honeycomb and thought that it was a great addition to the dish. It brought a crunchy element, which was great against the softer components.
I didn’t use much of the maple syrup, as I thought that the dish was sweet enough. So I personally don’t think that it is actually needed.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
We both felt that some of the tables were a bit too close together, especially those at the back. The girls that were sitting next to use ended up moving, as they wanted more space.
The atmosphere at Miss Jackson is pretty relaxed and laid back. You don’t feel any pressure to quickly order your food, eat and get out. Instead, you feel comfortable to go at your own pace; whether you wish to catch up with friends or just read the paper (which are provided) or a good book.
The staff members were all friendly and came and checked up on us a number of times and offered to answer any question we might have had about the menu.
But we did find that the kitchen service was a bit slow that day, as we waited almost 30 minutes for our food to come out.
Miss Jackson has quite a nice outside area and I can only assume it would be the place to sit during the warmer months. But they also have a number of tables inside, which are also great, but a bit too close together.
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MISS JACKSON
Address: 2/19 Grey Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9534 8415
Monday –Friday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 7/10
Have you visited Miss Jackson before? Tell me what you thought of it. Do you have any suggestions of cafe’s to visit?
Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.
Until next time,