Thirdwave Cafe

Albert Park Restaurant | Third Wave Cafe

Slow Smoked BBQ Melbourne

What’s the best restaurant in Albert Park? Look no further than Third Wave Cafe. Third Wave Cafe is known GLOBALLY for it’s delicious American BBQ and GIGANTIC specials and guess what? People are surprised when it isn’t in their location. One of the most exciting things about Third Wave Cafe are the specials that we do and it is always exciting that people want us to be in their country/city/area.

Albert Park Restaurant
A sample of meats that we serve up in our all you can eat!

If you’re a local to Albert Park, this is your Restaurant. At the time of writing this article we have an All You Can Eat on Tuesdays (Click here) as well as a Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays before 1pm (Click Here).

A lot of our meats are slow-smoked for around 12 hours after being rubbed in an our delicious secret spice rub. All our meats are so soft they fall of the bone. Our BBQ Platters are HUGE that people will come all the way to Albert Park just to visit our restaurant!

When visiting Third Wave Cafe it is IMPORTANT to book ahead. For some who live in Albert Park, this restaurant is a destination for others. When we ask our customers where they have come from people have traveled far and wide from around Melbourne to visit, in some cases they fast ahead to make sure they have stomach space for these delicious meats!

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We are really proud of being a destination restaurant in the heart of Albert Park, and we hope that you come by and visit if you haven’t. We will often bring back our most famous specials due to popular demand, like the Ribovlaki or even now world famous, BBQ Thor’s Hammer!


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.