Thirdwave Cafe


A STACK of beef ribs

Ever fantasised about a gastronomic journey that promises a tasteful onslaught of beefy flavours? Then saddle up, foodie adventurers! A mighty feast awaits you at the Third Wave Cafe, where the Beef Ribs are not just a dish, but an epicurean experience that will have your taste buds singing in joy.

As you step into the warm, inviting ambiance of the Third Wave Cafe, your senses will be instantly captivated by the mouthwatering aroma of their legendary Beef Ribs. Prepared with culinary prowess and a deep respect for the craft of BBQ, these ribs are the stuff of legends among Melbourne’s foodie community.

The magic begins with a generous serving of robust beef ribs, the kind of prime cut that dreams are made of. These ribs undergo a meticulous process of preparation, starting with a special 9-spice dry rub. This secret blend of spices is massaged into the ribs, ensuring every crevice is packed with flavour.

Next comes the smoking, performed with hickory wood to in-still a unique, smoky profile that elevates the beefy goodness of the ribs. The slow, patient smoking process guarantees that each bite will burst with juicy flavours and practically melt in your mouth. It’s a sensory delight that transcends the usual dining experience.

But the flavor adventure doesn’t stop there. At Third Wave Cafe, they believe that the sauce is the crowning glory of any BBQ dish. And, oh boy, do they deliver!

The Beef Ribs are served with not one, but two phenomenal BBQ sauces. First up is the Que You Spicy BBQ sauce, a tantalising blend that adds a sweet and spicy kick, perfectly complementing the smoky richness of the ribs.

Next, you’ll get to savour the Spicy iQ BBQ sauce, a masterpiece of balanced flavours that combines heat, tanginess, and a hint of sweetness to create an addictive sauce you’ll be craving long after the last morsel is devoured.

And for a final flourish? A serving of horseradish, offering a pungent counterpoint that cuts through the richness of the ribs and BBQ sauce, providing a refreshing palate cleanser between bites.

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Whether you’re in the mood to tackle a half rack or feeling adventurous enough for a full rack, the Third Wave Cafe’s Beef Ribs are a meat lover’s dream come true. Each serving arrives at your table with a promise of a meal that’s hearty, satisfying, and bursting with layers of flavours.

So, are you ready to embark on this beefy journey? An explosion of flavours awaits at Third Wave Cafe. Come for the Beef Ribs, stay for the incredible culinary experience. The challenge has been thrown down – do you accept?

Remember, these aren’t just Beef Ribs. They are a celebration of BBQ, a testament to the transformative power of good food, and a gastronomic adventure that will make you see Beef Ribs in a whole new light. Bon Appétit! CLIKC HERE TO BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW!


Third Wave has become a religious experience on the Melbourne restaurant scene. Since opening in 2010, we have cemented a reputation as a great neighborhood cafe with a loyal breakfast and lunch crowd. People come from far and wide to enjoy our exceptional coffees and vast breakfast & lunch menu. Then by night, we transform into a bustling BBQ joint, inspired by the classic American smoke houses of the deep south. Today we are proud to be recognised as one of the best American BBQ experiences you’ll have outside of the US.


Third Wave Cafe started as a trendy inner Melbourne café with an aim to grow and so we did. After 9 years, we are one of Melbourne’s favourite American BBQ restaurants with a huge emphasis on slow-smoked meats and burgers.