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“Love this place...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc.
Ranked #37 of 3,837 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 32
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love this place...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Went for breakfast, fabulous dishes - really interesting ingredients, fresh and inspired. Great coffee. Didn't do wine - too early, but had some great choices. It was very busy indeed, and the service was prompt considering... Definitely worth visiting, would love to go again.

Visited May 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Perth
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Another solid performance by Cumulus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

It's understandable why Cumulus sits In the top 10 restaurants in Melbourne according to Trip Advisor. On my most recent visit to Melbourne I visited Cumulus for breakfast. As per usual the place was crammed with people and this was before 9am on a Saturday. I was offered a table but preferred to sit overlooking the cooking station as I was dining alone. To start I had the Lyonaise sausage with the 65/65 egg on toast and I assure you it didn't disappoint. Washed down with a typical Melbourne high quality coffee. I had plenty of time to kill and after reading the various newspapers on offer I decided to have a second course, yes for breakfast!!! This time I tried the very popular Shakshouka - baked eggs with roasted peppers & marinated Persian feta, another delight!!

My only negative on the experience was when the waitress gave me the bill without me asking for it and obviously not knowing that I was going to have a second breakfast course I can forgive her for that. After that though I felt no pressure to leave even though there were several groups waiting.

The atmosphere at Cumulus has a real buzz about it, the menu is innovative for both food and drinks and the service is always of a very high standard. Richmond Hill Larder you have a real competitor here for breakfast dining.

  • Visited April 2012
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Bendigo, Australia
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262 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Just so far ahead of the field”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

It seems trite to try to review Cumulus because they are just so far ahead of the field.

The staff are friendly and professional, the food is the best quality, whether it is cooked or “just” plated and the wine list is interesting and varied. Try sitting at the kitchen or the bar if you have the choice as this adds a level to the experience that you don’t get at a table.

They continue to excel and every time I go, I walk away saying “wow.”

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Brilliant breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

The menu is innovative, the service is very polished and the food is stunning. Well worth a visit! We loved having breakfast at Cumulus Inc, which was conveniently located opposite our hotel (Sofitel).

Visited April 2012
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Perth, Western Australia
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Treat for the taste buds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

This is a busy noisy restaurant, skillfully managed so there is little waiting time to be seated despite not taking bookings. Food is creative and well presented, lots of shared plates even for breakfast. Loved it and went four times in three days!

Visited March 2012
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