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Cumulus Inc.

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$$ - $$$
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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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Melbourne for work, I stopped by for a late lunch. I sat on my own at the bar and was initially a little skeptical about the menu. But every item kept getting better! To start with - the house made sourdough bread is fantastic. We had a glass of prosecco and a grilled dog with prosciutto and rocket. I... More 

Thank Diane P
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we both had milestone birthdays, my wife and I decided to jointly celebrate by inviting more than 40 friends to a dinner at Cumulus. The evening stared with canapes and Champagne followed by a sumptuous dinner accompanied by 3 Australian and 3 overseas wines which I chose from their extensive wine list. The location was in the art gallery... More 

Thank gballard
Geelong, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Sunday breakfast here after initially thinking it'd be a long wait for a table due to the restaurants popularity. Lots of people waiting for a tables, very busy with a small interesting menu. Fantastic staff managed the busy breakfast period and service was smooth. Will be back next time in Melbourne.

Thank dppd2
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to eat, the food here is spectacular. A little fancy and not for everyone, but really tasty well cooked food. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The only problem is that this place gets really busy, I know that's what you get for serving great food, but it can feel a little claustrophobic and is... More 

Thank Leighan M
Melbourne, Australia
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260 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, today there was, anyway! I was between films at the Kino's French Film Festival and found much of the rest of Collins Place closed for the Monday of the long weekend. With only an hour, or so, to explore, I figured Flinders Lane might be about the only possibility. Bingo! There was Cumulus Inc, almost full, but with room... More 

Thank Ian A
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up late and sat at the bar. Got really good service. Good orange wine. Good food. So. All good. Cumulus is always worth a visit. ☑️☑️☑️

Thank Wheathouse
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Manfriend and I dined early one evening, just a light meal to share - no degustation for us on this visit. Beautiful setting, ambience and decor. Loved being right up close to the kitchen to see all that was going on. Service was impeccable, subtle yet knowledgable. Food-wise, the fois gras parfait was tasty, though very cold, so tore the... More 

Thank WhereChefsEat
New York City, New York
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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The madeleines are very good and homemade at the moment; the food is good but nothing special.....not really good for family (no highchair).

Thank aigici
Highland Park, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loud and fun vibe. I went with a colleague for dinner. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. The portions were perfect for sharing. The pickled mussels were delicious as were the ricotta dumplings. I would go back for those alone.

Thank MuseumCathy
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everytime I'm in Melbourne I try to get to Cumulus but haven't been able to for a while. This week, I squeezed in breakfast and was so disappointed. The menu was uninspiring. I decided on the crumpets which were more like boring white, stodgey muffins. I can't bear store bought ones and relish trying freshly made yeasty, aerated mounds of... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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