Monday, September 12, 2011

Cumulus Inc - Melbourne

Prior to going to Melbourne, I had done my research and read loads of good reviews about the breakfast at Cumulus Inc. Hence, I was dying to go.

Unfortunately, we had a bit of a sleep in and by the time we decided to go, it was pretty close to 11am. And that was pretty close to the time they stopped serving breakfast... hence, we rushed to Cumulus Inc by taxi and just made it.

Cumulus Inc.

First things first - coffee. Melbourne coffee. We figured out that it isn't about the destination, but about the milk. It's the Riverina milk that most Melbournian cafes use which make Melbourne coffee awesome~ And yes, the coffee here is awesome - both my mocha and my partner's capp. And the barista lady went crazy alllll morning making coffee after coffee after coffee.


My hubby ordered the 'Shakshouka'. This was baked eggs with roasted peppers and Persian feta which came in a heavy, super hot cast iron pan. It was packed full of flavour - crazy mix of spices which my partner loved. The heavy flavour hit was a little too much for me at that time of the day though.

shakshouka - baked eggs with roasted peppers and Persian feta - $17.50

I ordered the 'Grilled Lyonnaise sausage'. This was a huge plate of braised beans with chunks of sausage and bits and pieces of smoked pork hock. On top of this pile of beans was a 65/65 egg. From my research, the reason why it's a 65/65 egg is because it's an egg cooked at 65C for 65 minutes. This leads to an egg which has a firm ish egg white and a runny yolk. Break the egg and it spills all over the beans, leading to a hearty yummy concoction.

Grilled Lyonnaise sausage, smoked hock, braised beans and 65/65 egg - $19.80

Patrons come in and out of this cafe. But there's a promise of yummy food and delicious smells and aromas throughout, making the wait worth it :)

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 7.5/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 31/40

Cumulus Inc
45 Flinders Lane
Tel: (03) 9650 1445

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