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Cumulus Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1445
07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we headed here for an early Sunday breakfast while staying in Melbourne. Plenty of room at 8.15, packed by 9.30, so early birds win here. The food was excellent, and I particularly loved the home made crumpets. Nothing like the commercial variety but light, crispy on the outside and filling. The rooftop honey that came too... More 

Thank Kerrie H
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was planning to visit for breakfast by myself but ended up went there with a group of people for dinner. Downstairs was full and got sent upstairs. My companions were mostly students so were they found it a bit expensive. The choice of food was more limited upstairs as it's a wine bar, but I still ordered a flounder. Soon... More 

Thank mushix2
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a Sat night 6pm we walked along Flinders Lane and found it difficult to get a seat at those most popular restuarants. Then we walked in here without much expectation. Good food, great atmosphere, helpful staff. We sat at the bar facing the opening kitchen, nice expereince. And during dinner we found the restaurant fastly filled up with full... More 

Thank ChuiYi
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped in for after dinner coffee and desert, great coffee and deserts that are different. Three Madalines and coffee was a perfect end to our night.

Thank Pete D
Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Eggs shashuka and grapefruit juice. Everything was perfect including other people's meals. That's why this place was packed. Too crowded to take pics. The on,y draw back was the soft toast and not good for a wet dish. Staff were top notch.

Thank Mike S
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Every time I am in Melbourne I must pay a visit at Cumulus Inc. Sometimes the cues are quite long. But the staff is really stress-proof. Always friendly and working their hardest to make everyone happy.

Thank Eva F
Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and wine pairing was good and slightly above average. However, staff was rude, unattentive and created a chaotic atmosphere. Was fine for a lunch but will not go back. Better go down the road to Supernormal where food, service and overall experience is a lot better.

Thank bergo
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great start to the day. Not your typical breakfast menu but still delicious. Busy for a Monday morning too. Perfect for a group of 5 girls.

Thank X7816NXamandah
Freshwater, Australia
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539 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends for a pre-theatre dinner on a Sunday evening. At once I was impressed with the "feel" of the place, and the service was very efficient. The menu is primarily shared plate, and it is quite good, while the wine list is very comprehensive with both Australian and foreign wines in abundance, although prices are on the... More 

Thank jrandsk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good brunch - tucked away in one of Melbourne's side streets. Pretty busy, so you might have to queue, but they turn over tables quite quickly. Great brunch, good service.

Thank NickLanigan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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