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Third Wave Cafe

#676 of 3,149 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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08:00 - 23:00
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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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Melbourne
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Mumbai, India
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

As it was late in the night and the closest place was this cafe for dessert which seemed with a good ambience ...went with my niece had a pecan pie which was quite yummy but I guess it was more of eating out place then for dessert ....will surely go to try some good food

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

Thanks for popping in and trying our American Pecan Pie. Come back soon for some tasty smoked American BBQ. :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wow.......burgers and BBQ done right with fantastic service. Meals are large so bring an appetite. The rueben sandwich isn't really a rueben, but the brisket was so tasty I'll forgive them for that transgression. The menu is large and tempting, so we'll have to return to try some more.

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

Hi Mick! Thanks for taking the time to send that great review and glad you loved the food, especially your Rueben, which I take on board your point, it is our take on the traditional Rueben and still tastes yummy. Come back soon :) More 

Dartmouth, Ns
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice casual atmosphere. The ribs were good and Tasty but a bit too pricey. $29/half rack with no side. Friendly service. Good wine selection.

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Thank lmlandry
GIMGFamily, Marketing at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your ribs and wine! We try and keep our prices in line with similar restaurants in the area, but appreciate our customers feedback. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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!

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

Thank you neal for your feedback and so glad to hear you love our American BBQ ribs and brisket. Hope you come back soon :) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had pork ribs coleslaw and Mac and cheese all really tasty , blue moon milk shake made it ,staff good service fine

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

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your Moon shake and ribs! Come back soon. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Awsum food !! My tastebuds were having a party !!! Will be back with the family . Ribs and burgers to die for. Service was great friendly staff happy to take pics. What an amazing night.

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Thank Christine D
GIMGFamily, Public Relations Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Christine! Thank you for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed your ribs. Come back soon :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had the candy bacon breakfast. Got a mouthful of chilli seeds in first mouthful....HOT!!! Definitely too spicy for kids, (and me). Eggs, muffin and avo all delicious. Why does a restaurant feel its ok to use powdered/packet hollandaise sauce? Get the chef in 20 mins earlier and MAKE the sauce!!!!!

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

Hello! Glad you loved your eggs and I have to say our hollandaise sauce is usually something people always give us great feedback for (made fresh I must add). The Candy Bacon does have sprinkles of spice and chilli, which gives it a kick that people love, but you know how chilli seeds are, they can catch you off guard.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Met a colleague for a business breakfast. Small restaurant but VERY Clean + Great Coffee + Exceptional food. The standard eggs etc + super fresh porridge and other unique options. A must eat place in Pt Melbourne.

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1 Thank cbsgwobal
GIMGFamily, Guest Relations Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you came and enjoyed our breakfast and coffee. Hope to see you again soon. :) 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$ 22
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Barbecue, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?