Say Hello To Sensory Lab


Sensory Lab, another outlet of ST. Ali, has arrived to jazz up the Kelapa Gading food scene in North Jakarta.

Kelapa Gading is a famous food hub packed with various kind of delicacies, and now Sensory Lab is ready to serve people with refreshing specialty coffee and laidback kind of food and environment inside Mall Kelapa Gading 3.

In Melbourne, Australia, Sensory Lab is known as a coffee shop brand offering specialty coffee with some only snacks, but in Jakarta they have added more dishes for a brunch style menu and tea as well, plus partnering up with La Maison to provide cakes and other sweets.

Sensory Lab aims to create a full experience for our senses where every menu will please your sight, touch, smell and taste gauges. Niko Prayogo, the man in charge at Sensory Lab Kelapa Gading, also they were working like scientists. “Here, we measure everything,” said Niko. They pay attention to small details in every coffee and food to deliver the perfect flavors for customers, he said.


If you are a coffee enthusiast, Sensory Lab will be glad to have you there and serve you many options of coffee beans, from their signature blends Seamless, Steadfast and Seasonal, to selected Indonesian coffee beans like Aceh Gayo and Sunda Arumanis. Here you can enjoy espresso based and also manually brewed coffee. Feel free to have a conversation with the experienced baristas while watching them build your cup in their open space area.

But if you come with an empty stomach, it is better to sit inside, where there are bigger tables, and let yourself be drawn to the mouth-watering menu. Every dish that comes out of the kitchen is plated pretty but not so much that it is intimidating. “It is very simple, fulfilling and at the same time it is very interesting and eye catching,” said Niko of the menu.


Try their Fri-Ken Benedict, a breakfast menu where you enjoy crispy fried chicken with two poached eggs on top. Looking for an even more hearty meal? Their sinful BBQ brisket burger is a must; it’s a slow braised pulled Australian beef brisket, cheddar cheese with soft scrambled eggs. Complete your meal with the refreshing vanilla panna cotta or follow my sinful path of enjoying chocolate and honeycomb French toast, with chocolate ganache, and coffee and cream ice cream on top.

Brought to you by the people from Common Grounds and ST. Ali Jakarta, Sensory Lab will enrich your culinary experience through the casual environment and friendly food. They’re also opening another new store in Pantai Indah Kapuk this month.

Ground Floor, Mall Kelapa Gading 3
Jalan Kelapa Gading Boulevard, Jakarta
T: +62 2145864944

Written by Yosua Yanuard Photographs by Yosua Yanuard July 24, 2017.