Thirdwave Cafe

Ultimate Smoked Spag Bol makes a return!

If you’re a fan of traditional Italian cuisine with a unique twist, prepare yourself for the gastronomic delight of your life – the Ultimate Smoked Spag Bol from Third Wave Cafe in Albert Park, Melbourne. The classic Spaghetti Bolognese is recreated with a savory and smoky twist that’ll have you exclaiming, “Mamma mia, this is better than Nonna’s!” We’re about to delve into why this dish is a must-try for any food enthusiast.

Watch more here

The Ultimate Smoked Spag Bol Spaghetti Bolognese: A Modern Twist on a Classic

Our Spag Bol is not just any ordinary spaghetti bolognese. At Third Wave Cafe, we infuse every spoonful of our house-minced beef with a secret, smoked Bolognese sauce. Each bite will take your taste buds on a smoky, tantalizing journey that no other place in Melbourne can provide. This unique combination of traditional Italian flavour with a smoky touch redefines the Spag Bol experience – and once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back.

Unwrap the Flavourful Delight: Oinkballs

Imagine six pork balls, perfectly wrapped in crispy bacon, smoked and grilled to perfection, accompanying your Spag Bol. These aren’t just any meatballs – these are our signature Oinkballs. They add an extra layer of depth and complexity to your meal, satisfying even the most ardent meat lover.

The Cherry on Top: Slow-Smoked Beef Shin

Finally, your ultimate Spag Bol experience is topped off with a huge hunk of slow-smoked Beef Shin. We believe in interactive dining at Third Wave Cafe, and this gives you the chance to shred the Beef Shin over your spaghetti yourself, making the dish even meatier. The satisfaction of pulling apart that succulent beef, followed by the explosion of flavors when it combines with the smoky Bolognese, will leave you in awe of the culinary experience we’ve curated.

Ultimate Smoked Spag bol Feeds the Whole Crew

The portion sizes at Third Wave Cafe are made to satisfy. Our Ultimate Smoked Spag Bol can comfortably feed 3 to 4 people. So, whether you’re planning a family dinner or a catch-up with friends, our Spag Bol is the perfect crowd-pleaser.

Your Only Chance to Try Smoked Bolognese

There’s no other place in Melbourne, or even Australia, that offers the unique and irresistible experience of a Smoked Bolognese. Don’t miss your only chance to indulge in this meaty, smoky, and utterly delectable dish.

Ready to taste the Ultimate Smoked Spag Bol? Book a table now at Third Wave Cafe in Albert Park, Melbourne, and be prepared for an unforgettable culinary experience.


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.