Established since 2009 in Melbourne, Sensory Lab has long been one of the most prominent coffee shops in city, expanding visitors’ knowledge and vocabularies of coffee with their affable baristas and regular sessions of public coffee sensory tests.
Those who are well acquainted with Sensory Lab during their stay or travel to Melbourne would be delighted to learn that the establishment have branched out into Jakarta with not one but two venues at the same time. Now coffee enthusiasts are able to drop by Sensory Lab in either PIK Avenue or Kelapa Gading Mall.
Even though both coffee shops are located within shopping mall, the atmosphere is distinct from each other in a low-key manner. In PIK Avenue, Sensory Lab adopts sleek minimalist interior with warm wooden furniture that is often occupied with young professionals from around the neighbourhood.
While the one in Kelapa Gading Mall also carries similar clean clinical feel to its interior, diners have the options of whiling away the time within the shop or the coffee bar outside where coffee is best paired with a session of crowd watching.
But whether it’s Sensory Lab in PIK Avenue or Kelapa Gading Mall, what is sure is that diners get to dig into hearty all-day brunch dishes. To wit, their ‘Shrooms On Toast, BBQ Beef Brisket and The Fri-Ken Benedict (fried chickens and poached eggs on toasty brioche) are the kind of options for those who prefer to start the day with something heavy.
If the usual choices of coffee leave you cold, have a go at their “Coffee Adventure”, where you’ll be served with two espressos and cappuccinos plus one filter coffee of barista’s choice. It is best pulled off with your mate to avoid getting too wired from all that caffeine.
Still, no matter what the pick is, Sensory Lab is easily filed under places you’d like to grab your coffee and brunch if you were find yourself in PIK Avenue or Kelapa Gading Mall.