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Third Wave Cafe

#505 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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Attwood, Australia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank BigPazz
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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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends for a Sunday lunch. I had brisket which wasn't as tasty as I anticipated. Tender yes but not very smokey. Also the portion wasn't that substantial. Others had pork ribs which was a better size but again the flavours weren't leaving you with a wow factor. Hmm mm. .could be better. Service was good though.

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Thank mooks6669
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great sized portions for the prices. All the food was delicious. The loaded fries and the macaroni and cheese was some of the best I've ever had. Would highly recommend, but just make sure you book ahead.

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Thank SammyJWilliams18
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad the portions, food and service hit the spot :) Come back soon. TWT More 

Ballarat, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

chose this cafe based on reviews form sites. two of us had standard Latte's. We were looking for good coffee but must say they were okay but nothing to rave about

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

Thank you for your review and sad to hear our coffee's were not of the usual high standard we like to deliver with our locally sourced coffee. Please come again and try some food maybe too :) We can send you a voucher to add to your meal. More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've only been here for dinner so it was the American BBQ smokehouse. The place is small but we stopped in without a reservation and got a table out on the footpath. It was packed inside and in their alfresco section. We had BBQ chicken wings, pork ribs, lamb shoulder, onion rings and coleslaw. Everything was delish. The coleslaw was... More 

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

Thank you for this extensive review! Glad the food and service were great for you and would love to see you again for lunch or Breakky one day soon . :) More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your review and glad the Three Piggies hit the spot. Cheat meals we loved to make, so come again soon :) More 

Griffith, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 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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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 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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Thank salz_forrest
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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?