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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
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Wollongong, Australia
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant. The service was actually efficient to the point of rudeness. From my perspective, it seemed to be about turning over the tables as quickly as possible with little regard for the customers. I found the service absolutely charmless. They practically slammed down the dishes and yelled out the orders. We... More 

Thank Kim G
Tauranga, New Zealand
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Melbourne icon in my view. We had a long lazy lunch here. Great food - beautiful fresh ingredients done very well. Chorizo stuffed dates and tuna tartare were a couple of highlights. Staff helpful and happy to workshop the menu to suit.

Thank Paul T
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is absolutely gorgeous! Good for breakfast with really tasty coffees and good pastries! My boyfriend had the ocean trout dish which was served with turkish bread and I had a croissant, was dying for an almond one , but the ran out. Still it was super good :)

Thank nicholas s
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with a group, a couple of Saturdays nights ago, solid service, didn't have to wait long for a table. I had a Campari cocktail, very refreshing, we ate the Charcuterie platter, the poached blue eye, the lamb shoulder to share with the potatoes and the iceberg lettuce with pear dressing. Over all a lovely meal and perfect to... More 

Thank Amanda C
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an absolutely incredible breakfast here on the way to work the other day. The home made crumpets, served with whipped ricotta and Melbourne's own rooftop honey, were to die for. I can't remember what my partner had but I tasted the mushrooms with a perfectly poached egg and that too was just amazing! I don't usually rave on... More 

Thank zbiggys
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Cumulus Up and had a Amazing dinner. It might be a little bit pricey but the quality of the food makes it worth every penny! Highly recommended, definitely a must-try in Melbourne!

Thank Kellie O
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really " buzzy" place which we visited on ANZAC day. The service was great and so was the food especially the freshly baked madeleines. The coffee was great too. Can highly recommend

Thank Rosemary C
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super busy, cool decor, awesome staff, great food. We were recommended Cumulus by a few people, who all forgot to tell us it was no bookings just rock up, so every time we walked past it looked too busy to go in and try and get a seat. We went for breakfast on our 2nd last day in Melbourne, scored... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Port Stephens, Australia
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic food experience. A friend took me to Cumulus Inc. It's a walk in, no reservations, restaurant, which appears to work well. The small busy kitchen is open for all to see. We dined on the chefs selection of tapas plates. Every dish was well presented and full of flavour. If you go, during the week, to avoid the... More 

Thank Neil H
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scored a table as 3 x walk ins at 6.30 pm Sat evening. Attentive staff. Had $75pp Chef's selection of bread, oysters, radishes, tuna tartare with green peas, generous charcuterie selection, followed by divine falling off the bone lamb, roast potatoes and lettuce quarters. Just a bit disappointed to only try one dessert - a palate cleansing rhubarb and raspberry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 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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