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Cumulus Inc, Melbourne

I have read and heard raving reviews about Cumulus Inc. It was our last day in Melbourne, we had a noon flight, which meant one last meal….Breakfast!

You have read my reviews on Cutler and Co – EPIC! If I lived in Melbourne, this would definitely be a regular restaurant!

Cumulus Inc is located in a large warehouse at the top end of Flinders Lane. It has been open for a couple of years now. Unfortunately, they have a no booking policy, except for groups over 7. I was afraid that we wouldn’t get a table, so made sure the clan got up early and we rocked up at 9.15am.

The place was already full, but thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long.

The breakfast menu is quite extensive ranging from muesli, toasts, sardines, baked eggs, sandwiches and even watermelon salad with mint.

Unfortunately they ran out of smoked salmon, 65/65 egg, sorrel, apple and dill! I really wanted that, but never fear – I did have a back up!

Started with coffee – unfortunately, they only had one size – not enough for me, but it was good. Hot, strong and aromatic, it went down so quickly that I had to get another. One was definitely not enough.

My parents opted for the grilled chipolata sausage with beans, ham hock, and 65/65 egg on sour dough toast ($17.50). The egg was beautifully done – oozing with yolk and the sausage was very tasty. The beans were delightful, full of flavours and not too sweet and sickly.

F, opted for the pain d’epices with whipped maple butter and candied walnuts ($15). Sometimes loosely called as gingerbread, it is a French cake whose ingredients are rye flour, honey and spices. It was very similar to a french toast, and was deliciously sweet. The maple butter was creamy and a wonderful complement to the pain d’epices and the candied walnuts were crunchy, sweet and excellent. I couldn’t help but steal the candied walnuts off F’s plate.

O had the toasted sandwich, double smoked istra leg ham and pyegana cheddar with tomato relish ($14). I loved the cheese, however, not enough as it wasn’t stringy. The tomato relish was lovey and it was toasted to perfection.

I opted for the turkish baked eggs, spiced tomato, dukkah, labne ($16) all served on a hot plate. The egg was again cooked beautifully, it didn’t ooze with yolk by the time I ate the second one, however, I loved the combination  fte the spiced tomato, dukkah and labne. I have taken a liking to baked eggs, and I have to say this was the nicest baked eggs I have tasted in a while.

The place has that really laid back feel. I would definitely like to try their dinner one day. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful trip in Melbourne. I loved the atmosphere, the food brilliant, and the coffee excellent. Service wonderful and I can see why this place is buzzing! If we didn’t have to go back to Sydney, I would have definitely ordered another coffee and maybe some friands or croissant.

That concludes the Melbourne eating trip. Hope you have enjoyed reading them and I am sure that this will not be my last eating trip to Melbourne. Till next time….

GA’s ratings: 8.5 / 10

F’s ratings: 8.5 / 10

Cumulus Inc

45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, 3000

Ph: +61 3 9650 1445

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  1. February 23, 2011 at 4:14 am

    The brekkie looks fabtastic! Especially the Turkish baked eggs.

  2. Bianca
    February 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Yum – I’m hungry!!!

  3. February 23, 2011 at 6:46 am

    omg i don’t believe that i’ve actually haven’t been to cumulus after staying for so many years! haha! i must go there when i’m back.

    • February 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

      mel you should def go next time you are back! i am keen to try their dinner also

  4. February 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    What a shame that they had run out of the 65/65 egg but I think you made some great choices! 😀

    • February 23, 2011 at 9:18 am

      ya it was a shame, but thankfully the eggs were just as good 🙂 love a good breakfast!

  5. February 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love this place, even referred someone to visit here! But as fate will have it, I’ve never had the breakfasts here – Andrew used to work in HK too! 🙂

  6. February 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I loved this place for breakfast when I visited last too. I so want the pain d’epices now, I’ll have to definitely try that one when I head down next time.

    • February 24, 2011 at 12:42 am

      thanks for dropping by 🙂 it was SOOOO good – i really could do with some right now.

  7. February 24, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I’ve already got this on my list of to-eats for my next Melbourne trip. Can’t wait!

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