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Third Wave Cafe

#505 of 3,319 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
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to third wave cafe for some brunch. I follow these guys on social media and their food always looks awesome. I ordered there most popular breakfast dish called "candy bacon" which was bacon with maple syrup and chili served with avocado, poached eggs, lime hollandaise and English muffins All I can say is WOW! This dish was again from... More 

Thank Johnnywalker86
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 

Thank nealeajames
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have an early breakfast straight off the Spirit of Tasmania. This place is literally 5 minutes away, and we got there just as they opened. I ordered the salmon bagel which they were out of. That was disappointing, and could've very well swayed this review the other way. Except I went with my next... More 

Thank AusJetSetter
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now and both times the Beef ribs have been very good. Melbourne doesn't have too many BBQ places so I was keen to try this place and it didn't disappoint. Was busy when we went in at the weekend so I recommend booking a table (which we did). I've only tried the beef ribs and a burger... More 

Thank Edward J
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a friends birthday as have seen a lot of advertising on Facebook for this restaurant. 3 of us shared the chicken wings, beef ribs, pork ribs, chips and coleslaw. All the food was good, pork was a little dry however. Service was good, overall we will be back to try out the Tuesday night all you can... More 

Thank Beaf1891
GIMGFamily, Public Relations Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed yout time with us, but sorry to hear you found the pork dry, hopefully next time you come we can make up for that. Please email us at thirdwavereviews@gmail.com so we can send you a voucher for next time! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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184 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying close by and this looked interesting Yummy food, great flavours Good service Great value Worth a visit

Thank Bmwmusic
Melbourne, Australia
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283 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and it was quite nice. The mains are pricey but I think reasonable for what you get. All of the ribs and meats are GF; the burgers aren't but they can substitute with pulled meat. My beloved's burger was so-so: the range of burgers is fantastic but if you opt for a cheese-stuffed pattie it'll be slightly... More 

1 Thank Lucy954
GIMGFamily, Public Relations Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What does GF mean? :) We do have many choices of burger on our menu and we would like to make up to you for next time by sending you a voucher. Email us at thirdwavereviews@gmail.com and we will sort this for you :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was because we turned up in a Tuesday night when they have a special (we didn't go for the special), but overall just not up to par. More than one of the dishes came out Luke warm, and no where near as good as their cafe for breakfast. Completely underwhelmed when had heard it was so good.

Thank Wonder2006
Sorrento, Italy
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we have tried for take away. Pork Ribs much nicer this time. But the Mac and Cheese disappointed and the sauce is grainy. Oink balls are dry and inedible. Chips not worth it. Delivery asked if i wanted the change then short changed me ! Won't try a this a third time

Thank Fincke73
GIMGFamily, Public Relations Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and giving us another try. Sorry to hear your food was not up to our usually high standards, this is not how we like it to be and we take all feedback onboard. Thanks again TWT More 

Attwood, Australia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went their to celebrate a birthday for dinner with family. Menu had a lot of choices and we had problem to chose as everything sounded delicious. We had burgers a 5 sides, all were very good . Service was also good from the waiter who made you feel comfortable. Very relaxed. Would definitely go there again, but be warned, it's... More 

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

Thank you very much Big Paz for your review and glad the Birthday at Third Wave Cafe was a big hit! Come back soon :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 22
American, Cafe, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
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?