For hearty breakfasts and delicate dining, Cumulus Inc. has you covered from dawn until dusk. The prestigious eatery (it has more chef’s hat accolades than I’ve had flat whites) is situated on Flinders Lane—aka. a mecca for Melbourne’s must-try food hot-spots—where it serves both locals and out-of-towners in its bright, open-plan space.
The prestigious Melbourne restaurant is the brainchild of Andrew McConnell, one of Melbourne’s brightest stars when it comes to cooking up a storm. If you’re looking for fuel for your morning, the apple-topped bircher, and whisky and kumquat porridge will fill a gap, and the full English breakfast is worth it for the bacon alone (and by bacon we mean “slab” bacon, so basically a bacon steak). The freshly made madeleines are a treat at $3 a pop, and you’ll find organic juices alongside all your caffeine needs.
Drop by for lunch or dinner, and you’re looking at a variety of dishes—from house pickles to juicy short rib, ancient grain salads to smoked brisket platters—accompanied by a drinks menu that will surprised even the most seasoned wine-and-diner. If you're after an inner-city venue that will leave an impression, we'd definitely recommend an afternoon or evening here.
As Cumulus Inc. moves from CBD newcomer into city-wide icon territory, it’s virtually impossible to ignore how delicious their wares really are. If you haven’t tried it yet, you know what to do…