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Cumulus Inc.

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45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1445
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 78
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just Excellent

You can't reserve a table downstairs so we arrived at 630 for an early Thursday night dinner.It was full.But they have another restaurant upstairs where we managed a small table. The service was immediate. The waiter took our wet weather gear and our predinner drinks appeared immediately. We later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
John D
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You can't reserve a table downstairs so we arrived at 630 for an early Thursday night dinner.It was full.But they have another restaurant upstairs where we managed a small table. The service was immediate. The waiter took our wet weather gear and our predinner drinks appeared immediately. We later found that you can book upstairs. The menu was simple and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Three of us good friends, a table by the door, a good bottle of burgundy. - that was the pluses now for the minuses: insincere service, lip service actually. Food not much different from a catering school, too much salt, very noisy place with too many tables, true that you can get a buzz from noise but this was not... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit Melbourne we try to make time to have lunch at Cumulus Inc. Always bustling with a great sense of excitement and enjoyment of life. Staff are helpful, sommelier was very helpful and the food is always delicious!

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

OK, this place had THE best coffee I have ever had anywhere in the world! It is a must for breakfast, but the upstairs restaurant is another wonderful experience for dinner & drinks. Do not miss this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My first visit to Cumulus and it was fantastic! While waiting for a table we went upstairs for a drink and nibble. Great ambience there. Went downstairs and had a sumptuous lamb shoulder to share which fell of the bone and a Castel Franco salad. The flavour was perfect and staff service and chef interaction was awesome. Worth a visit!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Mostly share items on menu we had the roast with sides, friendly service and food was yum! You weren't able to book but there was room at the bar to sit and have a cocktail

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We popped in for a late breakfast hoping to be lucky to not have to wait... We were seated at the bar immediately and ordered. We received our food in good time and weren't disappointed! The food was delicious and lived up to expectations of being a top spot for breakfast in Melbourne.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great service, welcome from staff, friendly atmosphere and understated decor. Close to the Lindrum Hotel so a great brekkie destination. I'd say an "adult' place with no massive 4-wheel drive prams thank goodness...communal tables, bench overlooking the kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare and learn a little too. Coffee and Porridge is fabulous on a cold day -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cumulus Inc. is definitely one of my favourite venues in Melbourne. I've gone every single trip to Melbourne (which is almost weekly!) and I always make an effort to go to Cumulus Inc. The food is great, and the coffee is excellent. It can be a little loud but it just adds to the charm of the place. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Dined here on our visit to Melbourne and it was the most expensive place we went to and the most disappointing. Just did not do it for me, dishes were average. Also went to Chin Chin and Rice Paper Scissors both run rings around Cumulus for flavour, taste and value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 1445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?