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Pulled Pork Burger from Third Wave Cafe

Pulled Pork Burger at Third Wave Cafe

Oh my gosh, pulled pork in a burger!? Heaven is served in a bun and it is called a Pulled Pork Burger. Smoked for 12 hours, this pork is cooked in delicious spices, served with tangy coleslaw, pickles and mustard. Now, picture it served in a brioche bun.

Food is served and it is delicious!

Watch our video about our burger here:

What is a pulled pork burger?

Pulled pork is an American barbecue dish, more specifically a dish of the Southern U.S., based on shredded barbecued pork shoulder. The meat becomes so soft it can be actually pulled apart with your hands.

Serving pulled pork in a burger is a great alternative to beef for when you want a burger but also want it to be different. You won’t need a knife for it. To create the pulled pork, the pork shoulder has to be cooked low and slow for at least 12 hours. Third Wave’s meat for the burger, cooked in our amazing smoker, is also infused with delicious smoky flavours.

You can read about our other burgers here.

To properly do a pulled pork burger is quite hard. It is easy to cook the meat low and slow, but to get the spices right, to pick the right wood and have it continuously cook it for 12 hours is quite a feat. It is easy for restaurants to get their meat delivered third party to make it easier for them. That’s why Third Wave Cafe is different. With our in-house smokers and expert chefs, you can see the meat getting smoked in many of our images, and then in the above video, have the pork getting pulled apart.

Pulled Pork Burger from Third Wave Cafe
Pulled Pork Burger from 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.


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