Thirdwave Cafe

American BBQ in Melbourne

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Have you ever dreamed of indulging in the most succulent, melt-in-your-mouth, authentic American BBQ right in the heart of Melbourne? Stop dreaming and start salivating because Third Wave Cafe is here to make your culinary fantasies come true!

Tucked away in Melbourne’s vibrant dining scene, Third Wave Cafe is more than just a coffee spot; it’s a gastronomic adventure. From early morning breakfast delights to flavoursome American BBQ, this versatile cafe-restaurant is the answer to all your foodie dreams.


Third Wave’s unique blend of a cosy café and a full-on American BBQ restaurant means there’s something for everyone at any time of the day. Craving a bit more than your standard breakfast fare? Third Wave’s got you covered with imaginative and hearty dishes that put a twist on the classics. But the true stars of this culinary show are the slow-smoked American BBQ meats that would make a Texas pitmaster swoon.

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Imagine sinking your teeth into the most flavoursome, cut-with-a-spoon slow-smoked Brisket, Beef Ribs, or Lamb Shoulder. These heavenly meats, each smoked to perfection, are sure to tickle your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Burger lovers rejoice! Third Wave Cafe isn’t just about BBQ. It’s also home to some of Melbourne’s most flavour-packed, huge, unusual and imaginative burgers. These aren’t just your standard burgers; they’re a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

Let’s not forget the show-stopper of the week – the ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ nights every Tuesday. For just $89.90 per person, you can indulge in an endless supply of slow-smoked meats, including Brisket, Beef Ribs, Lamb Shoulder, and Chicken. And as if that wasn’t enough, there are two rounds of entrees featuring mouth-watering treats like Candy Bacon, Oink Balls, Quesadillas, and chicken wings. Top off your BBQ feast with a choice of Key Lime Pie, Pecan Pie, Nutella Pie or Ice Cream Belgian Waffle Sandwich. Now that’s what we call a food lover’s paradise!

Convinced yet? If your mouth isn’t already watering, just imagine the smoky aroma of BBQ wafting through the air as you walk into Third Wave Cafe, the friendly staff ready to take you on a food journey unlike any other, and the vibrant, fun atmosphere that perfectly complements the food.

Why wait? Third Wave Cafe is calling all BBQ enthusiasts and food lovers in Melbourne. Book a table today and prepare to be amazed by Melbourne’s best American BBQ experience. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Note: Make sure to secure your spot for the ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ nights as spaces fill up fast. Don’t miss out on this BBQ extravaganza!

To say that Third Wave Cafe is just another American BBQ restaurant in Melbourne would be an understatement. It’s a foodie’s dream come true, the best of both worlds – a café and a BBQ restaurant that simply doesn’t compromise on taste and quality. So, the next time you’re in Melbourne and get hit by those BBQ cravings, remember, there’s only one place that hits the spot perfectly – Third Wave Cafe.

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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.