Thirdwave Cafe

Best Burgers in Melbourne

Oh Mamma Burger

Melbourne, the cultural capital of Australia, has a vibrant and eclectic food scene that never ceases to surprise and delight. In this bustling city, you’ll find culinary delights from all corners of the world. But if there’s one food that truly stands out in this diverse city, it’s the humble burger. And the undisputed champion in the race for the best burgers in Melbourne is the Third Wave Cafe!

So, why does Third Wave Cafe take the title of the best burger joint in Melbourne? Allow us to present the drool-worthy contenders!

In the heart of this gourmet wonderland, the Pulled Pork Burger reigns supreme. Featuring 12 hours of slow-cooked pork bursting with spices, the tang of coleslaw, the crunch of pickles, and a dash of mustard, all enveloped in a soft brioche bun – it’s not just a burger, it’s a culinary journey.

Watch more here: CLICK HERE

For pork aficionados, the 3 Little Piggies Burger promises to tantalise your taste buds with an indulgent combination of half bacon, half beef porterhouse patty. Combined with mustard, pickles, a spicy house-made BBQ sauce, cream cheese, candy bacon, tomatoes and a generous portion of smokey pulled pork, the experience is wrapped up perfectly within a tasty brioche bun.

Best Burgers in Melbourne
Best Burgers in Melbourne by Third Wave

The Smoky Chicken Burger and Smoked Lamb Burger, both gluten-free options (GFO), deliver an explosion of flavours with slow-cooked meat, fresh lettuce, piquant sauces, cheese and jalapeños, ensuring that even those with dietary restrictions do not miss out on the burger feast.

Carnivores, meet the Oh Mamma Burger, and brace yourselves for an epicurean escapade. Slow-smoked boneless beef short-ribs, pulled pork, melted aged jack cheddar and Swiss cheese, grilled streaky bacon and spicy BBQ sauce all cocooned in a brioche bun. This burger does not just satisfy your hunger, but it speaks to your soul.

The Ribsy Burger and Cheeseburger Royale are gourmet creations that redefine the classic American burger experience, with ingredients such as slow-smoked short ribs, tomato relish, streaky bacon, garlic mayo, double aged jack cheese, and of course, the special 150g juicy patty.

The Classic Burger, an ode to traditional flavours, combines a succulent 150g patty with lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions, streaky bacon and garlic mayo, wrapped lovingly in a bun.

Then there’s the pièce de résistance – the Juicy Lucy Burger. Imagine a 200g patty, stuffed with 2-year-old Jack cheddar cheese and bacon, melting into a mouthful of pure bliss. Topped with tomatoes, onion rings, apple bourbon BBQ sauce, and horseradish sauce, this is truly the best burger in Melbourne!

At Third Wave Cafe, every burger tells a unique story. Each creation is meticulously crafted, blending top-notch ingredients, culinary innovation, and exceptional flavours.

Isn’t it time you experienced the best burgers in Melbourne? Your taste buds are waiting! Don’t just take our word for it. Embark on this gastronomic adventure today by booking a table at Third Wave Cafe NOW! Satisfy your cravings and discover why Third Wave Cafe is the ultimate burger destination in Melbourne.


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.