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Cumulus Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
European, Australian
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45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1445
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07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got into Melbourne and couldn't wait to eat at Cumulus again (first time was 1.5 years ago). Really like seating at the counter watching the food you ordered being lovingly prepared. Service was excellent and friendly. This time, we had the burrata salad, chorizo-stuffed dates (exceptional) and pork loin/rillette. All good except the exceptional dates! 3 -4 dishes to... More 

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Thank RogerPua
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was so impressed and that is hard to achieve! From the moment we opened the door to the bustling cafe, the service exceeded expectations. I must mention the lovely hostess who greeted us with a kind smile and apologised that we had to wait for 10 minutes and promised we would not be forgotten. 10 minutes it was and... More 

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Thank helroskel
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 9am on the Saturday to a full buzzing restaurant. Names down and waited only 10 minutes or so. This place really had their game on in the time we were sat - two or three times tables around us were relayed. Great to see. Staff very tuned and smiley. Coffee was the highlight as we're the madeleines. Food... More 

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Thank 1st_Point_Review
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the city for an appointment which finished just before noon. I suggested we see if there was any chance we could find a table at Cumulus my husband was sceptical as we have tried before with no success. It's been some time since our last visit but we thought we would try. We arrived and it was... More 

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Thank Cheryl B
Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son recommended this place as he had visited in mid 2016. He must have good taste as this place was amazing. It is really busy all the time. The staff have their work cut out keeping up but they do a superb job. The plates on the menu are for sharing so a couple from each section for a... More 

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Thank Bruce M
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely busy Tuesday morning. Service was fine food good and interesting.Coffee ok. If in Melbourne a must visit

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Thank renderred
Newick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting when we went through the door (we hadn't booked) we had a great welcome. Table staff asked if we had been before, then gave a detailed explanation. Our meal was very good and the calamari we started with exceptional. Try the Madeleine's with coffee. Highly recommended

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Thank Steve_feb2016
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast.Good and fast service with excellent coffee.Located in a nice street.

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Thank ushka24
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by friends, we managed to get a table, walking in on spec sometime after 8pm (if I remember rightly you can’t book unless a large group). Everyone’s enthusiastic and hospitable; service is efficient. The restaurant is buzzy. The food is excellent, albeit with portions on the smaller side. We prefer that, although there was some amusement when the starter... More 

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Thank royalcrescent
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a nice restaurant for a good friend from overseas and booked at Cumulus Inc. Apparently, Cumulus serves three meals a day, and although we had booked for 12 noon, we had to wait. However, service improved after that and we had a fine meal. I started with an interesting green gazpacho with small prawns that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Cuisine
European, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 1445

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood 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.
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