Centre Place

Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Free

Centre Place was the beginning of Melbourne’s laneway scene and is still its quirkiest; it could easily double as Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

In the 1980’s it was the first Melbourne laneway to be revamped by the city council, and is now an integral part of the city’s identity.

This dark and narrow laneway is filled with cafes – serving baguettes, dumplings, soups, and smoothies. Jungle Juice and Shandong Mama Mini get our recommendation.

Grab a bite and pull up a milk crate – yes we’re not kidding – and watch the world go by. There might even be a busker to play you some tunes.