The alluring Miss Jackson used to be a dilapidated storage room for a Greek restaurant facing St Kilda's busy Fitzroy street, but it’s far from that these days. The owners gave the place a makeover and now it's a slick but laid-back cafe.

Miss Jackson is a great spot for coffee and conversation, for which the barista is more than happy to join you – personality is the key to the service here. The coffee is from New Zealand roaster Allpress Espresso and won’t disappoint.

We think of Miss Jackson as one of the best St Kilda coffee haunts, perfect for when you just want to kick back, espresso or beer in hand, and watch the sun make its slow progress across the sky.