Friday, February 18, 2011

Miss Jackson

It's amazing how connected people are these days, and the sort of people you can meet. Take for example, Brad and I, we actually met online back in February last year, went for a couple of dates in March and voila. Now he is my blogging enabler!

Have I mentioned before how much I like twitter? One day Linda (fellow photography and food lover) added me on twitter, told me she liked my blog (which is amazing, since she takes far better photos than I do!) and we decided to meet up for brunch!

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Which takes us to an absolutely perfect morning in St Kilda, at Miss Jacksons, with plenty of chit chat and cameras going ablaze.

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Settled into an old house, I like how the cafe is kind of segmented into different rooms and there are a couple of cute nooks and crannies for tables to hide in. We got a table out the back, right by the window (for the best natural light of course!).

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Linda's lovely looking coffee, I could never do coffee art while I was a waitress, so it always impresses me, and my lovely chai latte. Sweet, without being overly so and gorgeous milk.

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Oh my corn fritters. It had been waay too long since I last had you! Miss Jackson's came with some lovely vine tomatoes, avocado, salsa and bacon. The corn fritters were...well...corny (hurr hurr), and delicious, not too doughy, great texture. It went very nicely with the avocado, although I wasn't crazy about having bacon with it. But then again, whilst I do enjoy bacon now and then, it's not my favourite thing to eat (I'm sorry! I promise I'm a true fatty!). The salsa was lovely too, with a bit of a chilli bite in it. Mmm!

Would totally come back for this stuff!

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Linda had the herb scrambled eggs served on corn bread with avocado. Don't the eggs just look creamily delicious? Mmm! (Although they are hard to photograph prettily...) The corn bread was also quite different, it sort of had the consistency of cake, but was savoury. And corny (hurr hurr) again.

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It was only on the way out that I noticed the smorgasbord of sweets they had, although I (suppose) thankfully I was stuffed from eating all my fritters!

Miss Jackson is really such an accommodating space, bright and friendly, which goes for the staff as well, who heartily joked with us and were quite curious by all our camera action!

2/19 Grey Street
St Kilda, 3182

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6 comments:

  1. Ooo lots of desserts now, I wanna go back! I love @missjackson's desserts! :D

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  2. CORNBREAD!! love it :) those corn fritters look amazing too. I was never great at coffee art during my hospitality years either. My brother is good though. I say just use a stencil ;)
    Heidi xo

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  3. hmm not sure why I'm called anonymous ^^, my bad, it's me :)

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  4. This place reminds me a little of il fornaio. In a way.

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  5. Bryan - I didn't get to try the desserts, will have to have some space next time!

    Heidi - Haha, I never thought of using a stencil...what a sneaky little idea. :) (although it didn't help my milk was never that great in general either! :s)

    Michelle - I've never been there! But I suppose they're both out in St Kilda so have that same vibe I guess..? :)

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  6. Ray Mak - Gum Tree Good Food Pty LtdFebruary 21, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Great shots! Love it!

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