Thirdwave Cafe

American BBQ in Australia

BBQ meat Platter Third Wave Cafe Best BBQ Platter in Melbourne

It’s time to discuss one of the best places for American BBQ in Melbourne, Australia. Obviously, we are going to talk about Third Wave Cafe in Albert Park, as you are on our website but we are also going to take a look at what American BBQ is and what you should look for when you visit an American BBQ place.

What makes Third Wave a great American BBQ restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

First of all, Third Wave, based in the heart of Albert Park (Melbourne Australia) is an outstanding American BBQ place. Most of the meats that make up our meaty dishes are smoked for up to 12 hours. At Third Wave you’re able to get really basic American BBQ staple dishes, like smoked brisket, beef ribs and chicken. You’re also able to get some insane dishes that Third Wave is known globally for. Dishes like The BBQ Thor’s Hammer, the Ribovlaki or our GIGANTIC MEAT PLATTERS!


American BBQ in Australia
American BBQ Platter at Third Wave in Melbourne, Australia

What makes a good American BBQ?

A lot of American BBQ places focus on smoked meats. Smoked meats is a style of cooking where the meat is cooked low-and-slow, creating an incredibly soft and juicy meaty experience every time you visit. What makes GOOD American BBQ is not just the cooking process but often the selection of meats that are available. Third Wave’s core dishes are staples in the American BBQ Scene, so you can make sure that when visit you try Third Wave, you know you are getting an extremely authentic experience. It is reason that Third Wave is an amazing American BBQ restaurant in the whole of Australia!

This is the very reason why Third Wave creates gigantic BBQ platters. We want you to be able to try everything if you really want it, and to experience how soft, tasty and tender our BBQ meats really are.

It is for this exact reason that Third Wave’s BBQ platters are wildly popular. You get to try a bit of everything!

How to book?

Tables can be booked out quickly, so be sure to book here > CLICK HERE


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.


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