Thirdwave Cafe

Vegetarian Options at Third Wave Cafe

The vegan options at Third Wave Cafe allow vegetarians to also enjoy the slow-smoked flavours of American BBQ. Third Wave Cafe is known globally for it’s delicious slow-smoked meats, and there are a few vegetarian options that you should know about that help vegans and vegetarians alike enjoy the delicious flavours!

A Favourite Vegetarian Option is the Vrisket Loaded Fries

Vrisket Loaded Fries is an insanely delicious vegetarian Option

What happens when you combine our already amazing fries with lots of melted cheese and slow-smoked and pulled Vrisket? You get this delicious and delicate vegan option of the Vrisket Loaded fries. Vrisket is an incredible Fable Plant-based meat. The whole thing is topped with our housemade spichy BBQ Sauce and will knock your socks off. A delicious vegetarian option!

Vrisket Burnt Ends

Vegetarian Option

Don’t wait it in loaded fries? We offer delicious Vrisket Burnt Ends. We rub the Fable plant-based meat in our secret brisket spice rub and smoke it for hours. Absolutely delicious and you will be surprised about how it isn’t meat! Absolutely brilliant as a Vegetarian Option.

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While we are a American BBQ restaurant we believe that these items in addition to salads, sides and chips help vegetarian and vegans to come in with friends or even in their own. Some people do take issue with the whole American BBQ thing with the amount of meat we produce, and we thank them for their opinion and suggest that this place is not for them. We try to support people with our vegetarian options, but we also really take pride in our slow-smoked meat abilities. That’s why we bring the same level of detail and care to our vegetarian options and the Vrisket.

Our delicious spice rubs and smoking process turns the plant-based meats to be absolutely delicious and we are so excited for you to try them, even if you aren’t vegetarian.


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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