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Third Wave Cafe

#570 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Port Melbourne
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SE 1 189 Rouse St, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 3 9676 2399
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A modest yet modern fit out, this small cafe/restaurant has an extensive menu with an American smokehouse feel. After multiple visits I didn't think you could top the Three Piggy's burger but the Reuben Sandwich (On Gluten Free which they were most accomodating about) was just perfect. If you are looking for a cheat meal, don't look past this place!

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Thank Dylgray
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I had my 4th visit to this place and I'm addicted! They have the best slow cooked American bbq ribs and brisket I've ever tasted. The sauces provided are also yummy. The sides are also a treat with the pancetta peas and glazed mushrooms. My eyes always seem too big for my stomach at this place! More 

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Thank nealeajames
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Griffith, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I - including a 4 yo- made a last minute decision to go and weren't disappointed. The meals were yum and the 'milkshakes' were great. That is there are adult milkshakes and kids! Clarify with wait staff if ordering for children because the basic meals aren't necessarily child friendly. Hot sauce etc. but brilliant!

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Thank SimoneBeth
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your food! :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had Third Wave via UberEATS before so I knew coming to the cafe I was going to get something even better!!! I had my fav, the Reuben Sandwich, and it was so much better fresh!!!! Lots of meat. Amazing flavours!!! My Mum had the lamb shoulder burger and loved it. Will definitely be heading back again.

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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great cafe. It's small but has both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is not extensive but the food we had was delicious. Coffee is good. We had a burger ($12 something and beer battered fries $5.90 which I definitely recommend). My friends had poached eggs, spinach, mushrooms served with ciabatta bread. Serving sizes were generous. There is 2hour parking... More 

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Thank Spanna66
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review :) More 

Bali, Indonesia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

When you aren't about your waistline and want to indulge in premium cooked high quality food where flavour and satisfaction is your top priority, this is a must visit. Wicked range of milkshakes and meat cuts perfectly made. Guilt free (because you are so satisfied) guilty food. Get in for breakfast and lunch to try the green eggs and lamb.... More 

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GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your fab review! :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We (family of 5) had lunch and we were not disappointed. The children shared the BBQ pork ribs, chicken wings & slow cooked chicken in a special sauce. My wife had the pork Quesadilla and the bacon candy and I had the Oh Mamma burger. The service is friendly and helpful, but we ordered the children's meals first and received... More 

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GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking the time for your extensive review and glad to hear your favourites choices and that the kids loved the food too. Sorry they had to wait for their food, we know timing is important with smalls. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Coming back to Port Melbourne from a long day trip...the only thing on our minds were ribs 😉 They NEVER disappoint...their service is pretty good from the moment you walk in to the time you leave. Very friendly staff ...always with a smile on their faces and read to take your order. It's the third time I've been here and... More 

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GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your Third Wave Experience. Come back soon :) More 

Melbourne
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This a mixed review for sure. Wife had chicken Caesar salad $18 and loved it. Whereas I had the beef brisket, which was two sliced pieces of beef brisket (melt in your mouth) and that's it for $25 nothing else came with it, so had to order $8 coleslaw.

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Thank Abbingdon
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you liked the food. Our menu is set out so people can choose from an array of American Inspired sides to go with their choice of Slow Cooked Meat. Sorry if this was not explained to you and we do hope you will come back and enjoy some food again soon :) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My Friends and I atteneded on a Saturday night with high expectations, unfortunately they weren't met. The first negative would be the fact that we sat there for around 20 minutes without drinks or even menus, while at least 5 uber drivers walked past us to collect take aways.. " hello, try looking after your customers in the restaurant first".... More 

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Thank deveson88
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Dave! Thank you for bringing this to our attention, this is of course is not how we would like you to experience Third Wave and I'm very sorry this happened. We will be looking into why this happened and in the meantime, please email us at thirdwavecafe@gmail.com and we can try and rectify this for you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 23
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SE 1 189 Rouse St, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9676 2399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?