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Third Wave Cafe

SE 1 189 Rouse St, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 3 9676 2399
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“beef ribs” (12 reviews)
“coleslaw” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
SE 1 189 Rouse St, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing breakfast, we had the American pancakes and bacon and the hangover......over. Both were amazing! I can not wait to try this place again for dinner! A little work needs to be done on the coffee, but other than that amazing job!

Thank Nic M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal of the dinosaur ribs which came with 3 large, fat juicy beef ribs, chips and corn bread for about $56. The ribs were amazing, really thick and falling off the bone, so tasty. I was in heaven. The cheesy corn...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me just start off by saying, I am a 'Fair Dinkum Mate' ribs connoisseur! I get around a set of pork/beef ribs whenever I have the chance. I have eaten ribs all over the globe! But I have never had ribs as succulent and...More

Thank silverbung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings writing this review cos my partner and I really love this restaurant and have been back a few times. I wrote a very good review on other sites too for a previous visit. But the latest visit was a bit disappointing...More

Thank nathansmum74
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Really love American BBQ. Frustrated at how expensive it is here, but love the flavours, and how it takes me back to my visits in Deep South USA. Visited Third Wave Cafe as a delayed birthday treat. Spent a bit ($125 - with a $25...More

Thank CraigB1970
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Adam Richman would love this place. (Man versus Food) Simply sensational burgers, ribs in fact all of it!

Thank Alfred M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This place is expensive for what you get. If the food was a wow you probably wouldn't think much of it but what we had just was a bit lacking in taste and seasoning. We had a late lunch here - Green Eggs off the...More

Thank Darcey1111
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We actually came across Third Wave by accident when we found our usual BBQ place was closed for lunch. It's a busy little place, so you need to think about booking, but we got lucky with a table. Great American style burgers, brisket, chicken with...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We really enjoyed our brunch experience at third wave cafe. We ordered the spicy ratatouille baked eggs and chilli scrambled eggs which came with their speciality Oink balls. Both were delicious! So much so that we went back the very next day for lunch. I...More

Thank Meliii27
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Been looking forward to trying their food for a while seen food on facebook looks delicious. Went with my wife and kids ordered three little pigs burger, oh momma burger , corn bread, mac and cheese and brisket chips. Everyone found juicy delicious only thing...More

Thank Josh C
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31 August 2016|
Response from MaurTee | Reviewed this property |
I think TripAdvisor has to explain this one. Maybe in account and edit but not sure.
Chloe B
Hi my name is Chloe Buhler and I am currently studying food and hospitality as a year 12 subject. I was wondering if you'd be able to answer a few questions to assist in my investigation on how American cuisine is impacting Australian restaurants. Feel free to skip any questions. 1. Would you consider your restaurant to be American style? (In terms of food, appearance, theme) 2. Do you believe your restaurant menu is influenced by American cuisine? (In terms of food items, flavours, presentations, ingredients, portion size) 3. If so, is there a particular part of America that has influenced you restaurant? 4. Would you consider it a positive or negative thing that some restaurant menus are influenced by American cuisine? 5. Do your customers leave mostly positive or negative reviews about your food? 6. What would you say customers appreciate the most about American style food? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 7. Would you/do you prefer American style food over other cultures? If so, why? 8. What type of foods that Australian restaurants sell, would you consider American style? 9. What about those items makes them American style? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 10. Do you believe the American theme will spread and grow throughout Australian restaurants? 11. If so, why? Thank you for taking the time to help me and I hope you have a great day!
20 July 2016|
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Response from MaurTee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Chloe I cannot answer any of your questions. Think you should approach the cafe owner somehow. Good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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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