i’m not sure if there’s anything andrew mcconnell will ever do wrong in the melbourne foodie scene. ummm, hello…. this guy is pretty much responsible for bringing the new england lobster roll to melbourne!! and i for one am happy to line up for a chance to eat at any of his exclusive establishments which include luxembourg, cutler + co and supernormal.
cumulus inc has received one hat in the age good food guide every year since 2010, plus i’ve been before… so with my dad in town for the weekend it was a risk-free option to duck in for a light weekend breakfast a couple of sunday’s ago.
coffee is a single origin coffee house blend which is both organic and fair trade. delish.
house made crumpets, whipped ricotta & rooftop honey
these crumpets not only had a beautiful texture but also flavour. add on a generous dollop of ricotta + honey, and this was a perfect light starter. simple + elegant.
smoked bacon bap with gentlemen’s relish.
a meat-lovers delight this is literally a stack of perfectly grilled bacon, paired with a smoky bbq relish served on a buttery soft roll. pretty simple, but effectively executed. i would’ve happily added a fried egg – but still delicious.
now, if you’ve ever been to cumulus inc, you know that there’s no leaving without waiting for the made-to-order madeleines filled with lemon curd. and you’ll have to believe me that i did… i was just too busy devouring them to snap a pic (oops!)
service was professional although i did find it somewhat aloof for my liking… however, the atmosphere emanating from the tall ceilings and the light streaming in from the wall-length side of flinders lane makes this a stand-out in the melbourne cbd s. and there are certainly more heartier options available on the menu – including a beautiful shakshouka which i tried last time. another great cbd option just a short walk from the main centre of town on beautiful flinders lane.
verdict: andrew mcconnell can do no wrong!