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Cumulus Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 1445
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to drop in for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Like most of the beat places. This venue is another yuppie eatery. The prices are mid range and very busy. Worth the visit.

Thank Rodney R
Warragul, Australia
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were highly recommended to try Cumulus Up by our daughter who trained as a chef at William Angliss. We weren't disappointed, going for the chef's tasting menu. All dishes had interesting combinations of flavour and texture. I loved the raw kingfish and celeriac dishes. The service was seamless, the wines excellent.

Thank david s
Sydney, Australia
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319 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were recommended Cumulus Inc and headed over for a late brunch. We arrived right on 11:30 and were told that we had missed breakfast and that lunch didn't start until 12 midday. What????? Crazy. The breakfast food coming out to other tables (obviously ordered before the cut off) look good - we could smell it, look at it but... More 

Thank mrandmrsbeas
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116 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky to score a table without queueing on a Friday night. The restaurant had a great vibe - friendly, warm and welcoming on a wet winter's night. Specialising in shared plates, we enjoyed a fabulous selection. The natural oysters, both Storm Bay Pacifics and Sydney Rocks from Bateman's Bay, were exquisite! We followed this with chestnut soup with... More 

Thank Annejs
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The perfect breakfast. Varied choices on the menu, great healthy options. Considered decor and excellent service. I'll be back.

Thank designfelicity
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My god, what have I become? And what has happened to breakfast? I'm in Melbourne, again, ecstatic for I love it. A lightning raid from Perth for a friend's 50th. It had started yesterday morning with a counter lunch and finished late with a solid party. I was dusty, in need of coffee and breakfast, a sound breakfast. A Melbourne... More 

Thank Peter H
Canberra, Australia
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We met family members for a Sunday breakfast at Cumulus. It is busy, you can't book, but the host is welcoming and has a good idea of wait times. For us, it was a little under ten minutes, which was fine. Coffees are quickly ordered, but there's quite a delay in them being served. Yes, it is busy...always busy...so all... More 

Thank timboc
Los Cabos
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there three times in 6 days! I guess that says it all... Nice friendly staff, good array of choices and very lively place.

Thank RogelioCoRi
Blackburn, Australia
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I as invited to attend a catered function in the adjoining gallery...the dinner was amazing and the service even better. The atmosphere in the bar area for a pre dinner drink was great too. You must try the slow roasted lamb shoulder and the Ocean trout, whey & Sorel.

Thank Blee2010
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292 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be patient, is hectic and busy but very professional. Popped in for coffee during breakfast-the latter looked great. Fantastic coffee and well presented. A real treat.

Thank manunited45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $32
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (03) 9650 1445

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.