Though the days are short and the wind bitterly cold, there’s nothing quite like Melbourne in winter. Bundled in our scarves and coats, we always persevere. All we need is the soothing warmth of a cup of coffee or a hearty bowl of soup and we’re ready to take on the day. The hustle and bustle doesn’t stop for anything.

Our photographer Shannon Boh braves the weather to capture the quintessence of winter in Melbourne. From chill of St Kilda Beach to the warm glow radiating from city cafes, he shows us the beauty of the coldest season.

And not to be forgotten, winter brings some of our favourite seasonal foods and spices. So take a look through our winter gallery. It’ll make you feel warm inside.