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Third Wave Cafe

1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #1,391 of 3,976 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: American, European, Coffee Shop, Russian, Native American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to the Monday night only "American BBQ Lovers Degustation Special" which price was $68 for 2 people or $124 for 4 people and wish we had never gone. The ribs were drenched with so much of the spicy bbq sauce that you couldn't even taste the meat - I might as well just opened a bottle of bbq... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Was looking forward to loading up on ribs at the twc. Nice enough place but $26 for a plate with 4 ribs no sides included was fairly steep. By the time I added in drinks sides and dessert I was at $50 and still eyed off massive wieners on the way home. If you want american food hit up meatmother... More

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London UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We are visitors from the UK. We had three breakfasts here and they were consistently good. Scrambled eggs are really excellent as is the coffee. Fresh orange juice tastes like it should. Friendly and popular place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We ventured down to Third Wave Cafe on Saturday for brunch - it was not a good experience from the beginning. The waiter/coffee maker (maybe owner) barely acknowledged us. We ordered blueberry juice which we were told was organic and natural, once we received it in the glass (not bottle) we thought that it did not appear to be organic.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

It was a hot day in Melbourne, and I took my wife down to get a pregnancy massage nearby. It might sound like a wierd way to start a review of a restaurant, but that is how we arrived at Third Wave Cafe. Across the street...calling us... with soft promises of awesome meats and salad.... So we ate at Third... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Until today, every time I've visited TWC its been great. Great greeting; great service; great coffee and lovely food. Today is was so bad I ended up walking out. No greeting. Very slow service. In fact after taking my seat and waiting a few minutes (I guessed they might have been busy, but they weren't) a waiter tried to serve... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ok, let's get one thing straight. No one does BBQ here in Australia like Third Wave - no one. This is hands down the closest you'll come to a gen-you-wine (insert good ol' boy accent here) "pit" joint this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. Out party of 5 had a range of dishes; pork ribs, beef ribs, lamb shoulder &... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came across Third Wave through an email I receive daily (weekend notes). It sounded great so we decided to check it out and were pleasantly suprised. We ordered the pork ribs - fanstastic! They were served with 2 sauces, we also ordered a side of coleslaw and kipfler potatoes, both were delicious. We had pecan pie to share for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I'm a Port Melbourne local and it looks like the secret is out! The coffee is amazing and the shashuka is my personal favourite as is the porridge. It's always busy yet I've always been seated. They even gave myself and friends a reserved table (probably because we're regulars and because the staff are awesome!). They now do dinner as... More

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Townsville, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I was taken to breakfast to Third Wave Cafe by a Melbourne resident, who obviously knows where to go! First impressions - what a busy place!! Despite the bustle, service is friendly and efficient. Table space was at a premium when we arrived, on a weekend morning, but the staff don't seem to be hassled by this. I had the... More

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