Sensory Lab Coffee. 4/495 Princes Highway Rockdale. In a dark alley near the post office is a little taste of a Melbourne laneway-style cafe. Don’t let the milk crates fool you, there are proper chair and tables inside, and boards to eat off. White tiles, elegant typesetting: there’s a particular interior design that they’re shooting for.
A cold-drip rig sits atop the cabinet of cakes and sandwiches, while the La Marzocco sits in the corner churning out espresso.
Decaf is pre-ground, but still tasty, and they know how to make a good espresso. Heartening to see new offerings in Rockdale springing up: it’s looking like a suburb with a growing cafe culture.