Melbourne: Sensory Lab

The art of making the perfect brew is quickly becoming the most crucial criterion for barista and cafes as more and more coffee addicts are looking for the finer things in life. The wave of coffee appreciation is steadily on the increase; it is now more than just a nice cup of Joe. From the type of beans, to brewing techniques, making the perfect brew can be hard to master and if you are one of the coffee connoisseur that can be classed as a coffee snob, then I recommend stopping by Sensory Lab on Little Collins Street to give their coffee a try.

Sensory Lab, located at the back entrance of David Jones in Melbourne CBD, is more than just a cafe. With a tasting space for coffee appreciation, customers can drop by to try their series of sensory tests with tasting notes, check out some of their brewing techniques, or simply sit back and relax with a cup of coffee in their lovely cafe.

We stopped by Sunday morning for our coffee fix before we began our shopping for the day and we each ordered a cold brew to counter the hot weather. We also decided to share some items from the cabinet which included a vegetarian antipasto baguette and a custard-filled donut. It might not be the most healthy way to start the day, but when you’re on holiday, anything goes!

Although the food was good, it was not spectacular; this was expected as their main selling point is the coffee, which we all enjoyed immensely. We liked it so much, that we came back a day later to have it again!

Date: Sunday 2 February, 2014 | Location: 297 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD | Food: Coffee House