Thirdwave Cafe

Slow Smoked BBQ Meat Platters by Third Wave Cafe

bbq platters

Third Wave Cafe is KNOWN for their BBQ platters! A delicious selection of slow smoked meats, look at any of our testimonials on our review page, you’ll see that a fair chunk of the testimonials are about the BBQ platters.

Take a look at our selection of meat on this BBQ platter for 6.

BBQ meat Platter Third Wave Cafe

This BBQ Platter contains deliciously slow smoked meats– 2 x Beef Ribs, 2 x Cheesy Kransky Sausage, Half Chicken, 12 Wings, 300g Brisket, 300g Lamb Shoulder, 4 pieces of Cornbread, Smoked Mac and Cheese, Slaw, Beet Battered Fries, Onion Rings, Candy Bacon, and Pickles. Probably enough for 6 with leftovers.

Our 2 smokers are working nonstop. These days we smoke up to 1000kg of meat per week. Hundreds of kilograms of meat is received and processed daily. Our chefs are constantly trimming, deboning and removing membranes. The kitchen is always full of smoke and spicy rub aromas. This makes sure when you order our BBQ platters they are fresh of the smoker.

The slow smoked meats that Third Wave regularly serve include Texas Style Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Pork Belly, Lamb Shoulder, Salmon, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Chicken Ribs, Sausages and more. The meats are smoked with Hickory, Maple and Apple woods. Hickory is used for all the dark meats like Beef Brisket, Beef Ribs and Lamb Shoulder. Maple is a little milder, so we use it for the lighter meats like Pork and Chicken. Finally, Applewood is great for smoking Salmon.

Want to explore the options for the BBQ platters we provide? Click here. See one of the reviews here.

The Candy Bacon in this platter, with it’s sweet maple glaze and chilli flakes is the perfect blend between sugar, salt and fat while the beef ribs in this platter fall of the bone.

BBQ meat Platter Third Wave Cafe
BBQ meat Platter Third Wave Cafe


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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