When you're next walking down Collins Street, be sure to seek out this unassuming little pod of delight. Sensory Lab's space-like cafe has garnered numerous accolades for its curious and artistic aesthetic. Wanting to create a 'calm space away from the hustle of Melbourne's CBD', Foolscap Studio has styled a haven for coffee and tea.
The cafe is a Swedish-Japanese fusion, combining calmingly minimalist design with spacey vibes for a machine-like feel. There are only a few tables for two, and a couple of spots for solo coffee drinkers. Here, you can have your coffee any way you like it — your blend will even come with tasting notes, and you even can take home a bag of beans. Small bits of food are available, too, like topped toast and a changing array of cakes on the counter.