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“Good food, good location”
Review of Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc.
Ranked #34 of 4,051 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central Business District
London
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243 reviews
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“Good food, good location”
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great creative food, good service, fun atmosphere”
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
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Melbourne, Australia
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425 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Cumulus Up”
Reviewed September 11, 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
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Thank TravellingTex
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Australia
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217 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Breakfast Saturday morning”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Went with family got there around seven in the morning. Chose from there menu my son had the toasts and jams , my partner smoked trout rye waffle and crime fraiche, my was grilled sausage and beans & 65/65 egg all tasted good. The only down fall was our coffee Luke warm even when we reordered a second cup.Nice atmosphere and decor staff very friendly and knowledgeable .

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5,145 reviews
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“Get there early”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's a favourite breakfast place for me but if you get there late, it can be a long wait and very crowded. Enjoyed my apple and quince dish with dried fruits; a good alternative to the normal bacon and eggs.
Coffee was very ordinary - luke warm to start and almost cold within 10 minutes and for a coffee lover, this is total unacceptable.
Certainly a good feeling - always a buzz.

  • Visited September 2013
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