Some of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets can be found within the hidden laneways of this gridlock city. Colorful graffiti art, sprawled across concrete walls, is an expression of youth and diversity – and unassuming shop fronts between these crazy depictions are hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Tucked away within this maze are a myriad of cafés serving some of the country’s best coffee. These are quintessential elements of Melbourne’s culture and form part of the urban city lifestyle.

Some of Melbourne's best-kept secrets can be found within the hidden laneways of this gridlock city; photo by Cindy Chen
Some of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets can be found within the hidden laneways of this gridlock city; photo by Cindy Chen

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Header image: Cindy Chen