Thirdwave Cafe

BBQ Thor’s Hammer

BBQ Thor's Hammer

Third Wave Cafe was the creator of the incredible food creation: the BBQ Thor’s Hammer. This absolute beast of a meal is for some extremely worthy people. A GIGANTIC 24 marinated Beef Shin, rubbed in spices and smoked for over 12 hours!? YES PLEASE! Third Wave Cafe was the first restaurant in the world to don this name to this cut of meat. Pretty soon after it being released, people would go to their butchers and ask for a Thor’s Hammer cut of beef for their own BBQ creations!

BBQ Thor's Hammer
BBQ Thor’s Hammer

What exactly is the BBQ Thor’s Hammer?

So, as we said, we marinate a WHOLE humungous Beef Shin for 24 hours, then rub it in our secret blend of spices and slow smoke it over 12 hours.

It’s served surrounded by our smoky bacon Mac & Cheese and tangy Beer Battered Chips. We serve it with Oink balls (bacon wrapped smoked pork meatballs) to make it look better! Served with Bear claws to shred the meat and load the Mac & Cheese.

This BEAST of a meal is over 3kgs and serves 3-4 people! This meal is served with smoke coming out the bone and is a centre piece to any meal! If you wish your BBQ Thor’s Hammer, book a table by clicking here: BOOK NOW

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We are honestly so proud of this creation. The BBQ Thor’s Hammer was originally a limited monthly special. This means, after that month, it was over. Due to popular demand this beast of a meal is now on our menu as a permanent item.

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This dish also inspired another special, called Odin’s Dumbbell, which was another beef shin cut and shaped like an ACTUAL DUMBBELL. You’re going to want to see that and all our past specials by clicking 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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