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Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ

Port Melbourne · American · $$$$
Excellent
4.8/6
189 Reviews

About Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ

Quality coffee, American-style barbecue and Russian specialties come together at last at Port Melbourne’s Third Wave Cafe. Found on Rouse Street between Farrier Edwards Lane and Nott Street, this cafe, bar and restaurant combines the very best of American cuisine with the finest cafe classics (and we don’t just mean coffee!). Luckily for Melbourne locals, Third Wave Cafe is open every day of the week for finger lickin’ good barbecue delights and more.

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Address

Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ
189 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
Melbourne 3207

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Candy Bacon

Streaky bacon brushed with maple syrup, drizzled with organic brown sugar and chilli
A$9.90

Spicy Chicken Wings

24 hour marinated wings - smoked, then grilled basted with our house made que you hot BBQ nectar
A$9.90

Oink Balls

Pork meat balls wrapped with streaky bacon, smoked to perfect juicy state
A$9.90
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Light Bites

Pulled Chicken Quesadilla

Grilled large 12" tortilla full of slow smoked & pulled chicken, asiago cheese
A$9.90

Lamb Quesadilla

Grilled large 12" tortilla full of slow smoked, spicy lamb, asiago cheese, spring onions
A$9.90
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Mains

Lamb Shoulder

Tender and full of flavour. Flavoured with a proprietary blend of mildly spicy herbs and spices
A$26.00

Beef Ribs

Huge beefy flavours. Smoked using a special 9 spice dry rub and Hickory wood.
A$28.00

Pork Ribs

Tender, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth ribs
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Burgers

Smoky Chicken

Lettuce, slow cooked chicken, Asiago cheese, spicy vinegar tomato, Apple Bourbon Sauce, Basil Mayo, jalapeno.
A$12.90

Smoked Lamb

Slow smoked Lamb shoulder, aged Jack Cheddar cheese, lettuce, onions, tomato, basil mayo and spicy BBQ sauce. In a Brioche bun.
A$16.90

Pulled Pork Slider

Juicy 12 hour slow cooked pork with spices, layered on a soft bun with freshly made tangy coleslaw, pickled cucumber and mustard. Served with a side of crisps.
A$16.90

Reuben Sandwich

Slow smoked beef Brisket in a toasted Rye with layers of Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw and house made zesty BBQ sauce. Served with chips and pickles. very American deli, very tasty
A$17.90

Ribsy

Slow smoked beef ribs layered with cheese, tomato, sauteed onions, BBQ sauce, pickles, belly bacon in a toasted Brioche bun.
A$17.90

Oh Mamma

Meaty and delicious... Mustard, caramelised onions are topped with 12 hour Slow smoked boneless beef short-ribs, followed by our incredible pulled pork. Each meat is covered with melted Aged Jack Cheddar and Swiss Cheese. Finally topped with grilled streaky bacon and Spicy BBQ sauce. All this in a huge brioche bun.
A$18.90

Gourmet Burger

Porterhouse mince, spice, fetta and sun-dried tomato patty on a bed of basil mayo in a brioche bun together with a few other tasty surprises. Many people have said that it is the best burger they have ever tried. It’s also huge...
A$18.40

3 Little Piggies Burger

3 little piggies burger. half bacon half Porterhouse patty, mustard, pickles, our house made spicy BBQ sauce, cream cheese, candy bacon, tomatoes and wait for it..... Smokey pulled pork - hence 3 little piggies....
A$20.90

Menu (General)

Third Wave - AM Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Third Wave - Dinner Menu

Every Day - All Day
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Further Information

First things first: the coffee. At Port Melbourne’s Third Wave Cafe, owner Inga has searched far and wide for Australia’s best cup of joe, and after months of careful contemplation, she decided on 5 Senses, a local roaster whose single-roast coffees and superlative blends are the talk of Melbourne’s gourmet coffee scene. Plus, having received training from some of the world’s best baristas, Inga and her staff really know their stuff – this is a cafe you can count on for an exceptional espresso.

Alongside Melbourne’s finest caffeinated beverages, Third Wave Cafe’s kitchen churns out some of the city’s very best barbecue dishes – that’s American-style barbecue, to be exact – as well as Russian specialties from Inga’s homeland. Featuring ribs with meat that falls off the bone, pulled-pork sliders and sandwiches galore, Third World Cafe on Port Melbourne’s Rouse Street offers up a real smorgasbord of options. Even better, the cafe opens up early for breakfast and serves incredible eggs, parfaits, muffins and satisfying platters. Make sure to reserve ahead!

189 Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Brian S.a day ago · 1 review

Great food and service... And they don’t skimp on the all you can eat deal either. Six of us waddled out extremely full and happy.

"Excellent"6/6
Keane W.5 days ago · 2 reviews

Second time customer. Was even more impressed with the service, speed of fiid arriving and most importantly... the food was absofrickenlutely amazing. Trust me when I say, you will not find better beef ribs anywhere.

"Excellent"6/6
Chantelle G.7 days ago · 1 review

Customer service was great and both burgers were amazing. Must say my boyfriend and I reckon it was probably the best burgers we ever had ☺️ Definitely will be coming back

"Excellent"6/6
imgLeonie T.18 days ago · 2 reviews

Fantastic food and fantastic staff. Food lovely and tender. Drinks beautifully prepared. Thank you for an enjoyable birthday dinner and putting up with my two gremlins! :)

"Great"5/6
Jack B.3 months ago · 1 review

I dined in with a few friends for the all you can eat deal! We were all really excited coming in for this, and the food we had exceeded all expectations. I had the crazy pig milkshake as well, and although I was a bit skeptical at first, the skepticism was put to rest! It was amazing! We loved all 3 courses, and we stuffed ourselves until we couldn't do more. The waitresses were also kind enough and accommodating to provide us take-away containers to bring home the rest of what we couldn't finish. For the meat-lovers we are, this was heaven! Thank-you once again! Will be back again for sure!

"Bad"2/6
Maxwell L.a month ago · 2 reviews

I ordered the 'Naked Cheeseburger' and 'Crazy Pig Freak-a-Shake' (bacon milkshake w/candied bacon + 'oink ball' - pork meatball wrapped in streaky bacon). The cheeseburger was free (from promotional email) and the shake was $16. I personally thought the food was rather bland and one-dimensional, unnecessarily spiced, and undoubtedly overpriced. The cheeseburger was dominated by the taste of the tomato relish and mustard and the beef patty lacked any interesting flavour at all. The bacon shake was nothing more than a vanilla shake (and a basic one at that) with little salty bits of bacon mixed in; again, nothing to rave about. The 'oink ball' looked and tasted like (and I'm quite certain it was) beef not pork, and I wasn't a fan of the BBQ sauce they used; it dominated the flavour of the meatball and bacon too much and left much to be desired. Lastly, and oddly enough the highlight, the candied bacon was a good mix of sweet and salty, but the spices they used added little flavour and seemed to add burn for the sake of burn (this was actually a common problem among the burger and meatball too). Unfortunately though, the candied bacon tasted more like maple-bacon, which wasn't necessarily bad, just not what I was expecting when described as "candied". Overall, I was disappointed with the food I ordered and amount paid (even with the free cheeseburger, $16 for a boring salty shake and extras wasn't worth it). I was excited to try the extensive range the menu had to offer before going here, but given this disappointing experience, I don't see myself coming back for more unfortunately.

"Excellent"6/6
Ewan C.6 months ago · 1 review

The food at Third Wave Cafe is wonderfully cooked and full of flavour. We ended up sharing 3 large mains between 4 people which still ended up being more food then we could eat, but every bite was delicious!

"Excellent"6/6
Joe P.7 months ago · 1 review

Seriously great food! Some of the best beef ribs I've ever had, was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately we had to leave half way through our evening because of a family emergency, but the staff was so good about it, they packed up the food we had ordered but hadn't been able to eat yet and gave us no fuss whatsoever. Wonderful food and great service, will absolutely be back to finish off unfinished business!

"Excellent"6/6
Damian J.7 months ago · 1 review

Had the All You Can Eat Tues with two others, it was easily the best meal I've ever had out in my entire life from both a quality and value for money perspective. The beef rib in particular opened my eyes to how inadequate every other BBQ place I've been to has been, but everything that was served up was amazing, with quick and friendly service to boot. Absolutely recommended.

"Excellent"6/6
Marcus H.2 months ago · 1 review

This was my first time. I thought the place was a lot smaller than I thought so you should always book a table I’m glad I did. The food we had was first class. The meat flavours were out of this world. The waiting stuff were very attentive and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better eating experiance. I’m now becoming a regular.

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