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Cumulus Inc.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
European, Australian
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45 Flinders La, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1445
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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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 4 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 

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 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Bruce M
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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.

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 

Thank royalcrescent
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Bruce J
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into Cumulus during a visit to Melbourne for breakfast. Pretty busy for a weekday morning. Food was ok, service not so good. Pretty annoyed that after paying cash the restaurant decided that the change was an automatic tip. Gone for good, unfortunately. Tipping is my choice, not yours. Here's a protip when paying: Use Eftpos and hit zero on... More 

Thank Opie1602
Burnie, Australia
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the first time I've eaten here and probably won't be the last. The food has been consistently good with reasonable sized portions. The menu is designed to be shared, hence the number of smaller plates, the idea being that you try a number of dishes per table. Today was a nice get together with old friends and... More 

Thank Garry T
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Healthy food, farm-to-table vibe. Interesting combinations. Something for everyone -- we had vegetarians and meat eaters. Good sharing plates. We enjoyed the lemonade bitters, a non-alcoholic, local drink. It is crowded and small. We had a small table size for five, which made it hard for sharing, and it was right on top of the other tables. It seems like... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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