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“Packed with diners !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc.
45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1445
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Ranked #59 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Melbourne
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216 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
“Packed with diners !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast at this place. A smoked Bacon Sandwich with Gentleman's Relish. My man had beans and Lyonnaise Sausage and I tasted it. Superb ! The staff were attentive even though it was extremely busy. When we left 4 staff said goodbye and have a lovely day. The owner said thanks. I love how our patronage was appreciated.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melb, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hip Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Cumulus Inc has been around for awhile now but still pavking them in. Ok you may need to wait for a table but take the offer of sitting at the bar if offered. And no matter what you do have the fresh baked Madelines with lemon curd. So heavenly and so worth waiting for.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Good food, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Excellent breakfast selection with great coffee, however lunch menu could be broader. Also offering nice looking sandwiches etc to take away.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Great creative food, good service, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Been here a few times and the food is always excellent quality, very fresh, lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options.The tuna tartatre with peas and beetroot dishes were great as was the fried burratta. Good service. Always packed and noisy so not for a romantic dinner. Good fun vibe.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Cumulus Up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I couldn't find a separate listing for Cumulus Up, upstairs from Cumulus Inc, so I'll do the review here. After hearing tales of woe about waiting lines we took a chance and went to Cumulus Up at 6:30 on a Wednesday evening. Luckily there were a few open tables and places at the bars. We sat at the bar looking into the kitchen. Every staff member was welcoming and friendly. We ordered a daily special, two lamb ribs ($7 for 2) and they were wonderful. The fried snails ($12) were good but we'll probably not get them again - they were nothing outstanding. The duck waffle ($8) was a small waffle topped with foie gras mousse, very tasty. But the standout of the evening was the smoked quail ($19). It had wonderful smokey flavour and was very tender and moist. The Bluemark Shiraz from Barossa ($52) was very nice (and at the low end of the price range). When servers or a chef would bring a dish they would describe it as if they were very proud of it, and hoped we would really enjoy it. We did.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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