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City laneways


  • Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

There's always something new to discover when entering Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their covert boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and astonishing bars.

Find unassuming addresses that reveal themselves to be velvety jazz clubs and flashy wine bars, or bare-bone student hangouts and dimly-lit hideaways. Check out Bar Americano, Section 8, Croft Institute and Cherry Bar.

Dine out at old favourites the Waiters Restaurant and Pellegrini's and explore the eateries along Hardware Lane, Degraves Street and Centre Place.

Find creative street art in the laneways off Flinders Lane.

Menfolk, make your way to Somerset Place for a tidy haircut, beard grooming or close shave with Sam Fordyce at Captains of Industry. Drop by The Little Mule Cafe, opposite.