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Third Wave Cafe

#573 of 2,900 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Port Melbourne
American, Cafe, European, Russian, Native American
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1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
396762399
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Ribs in Melbourne - worth a try again and again

We were told about this restaurant by a friend you said they had the best deserts, so we decided to try it, my husband loves ribs and ever since he tried their ribs he will never order anything else, he love the pork ribs, I love the beef ribs, they are the most tender melt in your mouth ribs I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Chrissie2102
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were told about this restaurant by a friend you said they had the best deserts, so we decided to try it, my husband loves ribs and ever since he tried their ribs he will never order anything else, he love the pork ribs, I love the beef ribs, they are the most tender melt in your mouth ribs I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

With a group with varied tastes, we decided to try this restaurant that offered both Russian food and American BBQ. We were not disappointed. The candy bacon was deliciously decadent. The smoked brisket was tender and flavorful. Ditto the lamb shoulder. We split a large side of coleslaw between three, and that was plenty of food. The blinis were also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tried this local place and loved it. Creamy Egg and bacon muffin perfect for kids.Cosy atmosphere on a cold day.perfect for our family

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Third Wave is one of mu fave places to eat - great service, nice and cosy and well priced. The food however is just amazing. Whether you are going for brunch, lunch or dinner, its all soo good! Paleo options available for those a little more health conscious. Love it. 10/10!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've never been for lunch or dinner but heard great things. Always eat here on a weekend and order the zucchini fritters. It gets busy so if you want a table maybe call and book. Good service and staff are nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I recently visited Third Wave Café and ordered the 700 gram Dinosaur Ribs with a side of coleslaw. The friendly staff presented the meal with out too much wait at all and it was cooked well being juicy and very flavoursome with the spicy dry rub and dipping sauces fantastic. Top job I will be back to try other items... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Russian cuisine Cafe with grate food. We have relaxed on sun as they have outdoor tables. Cafe is located off the main street. 12 hours slaw cooked pork with coleslaw was delicious.Staff are lovely. We shall definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Well after a nice early morning drive/walk to port Melbourne,both my wife and I were lucky to have spotted this little gem of a café!!! Being a lover of good coffee these guys use,"Five senses" ..MY FAVE! They have American style menu's and the scrambled egg muffin we had was super full of flavour!!! Will be back to try the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have eaten here a number of time over the past 18 months. I have had a number of work meetings, staff breakfasts and the odd drive by lunch, and all have been fantastic. The food is brilliant. From the Third Wave Mini Breakky Burger, to the Texan Fry up and of course the candied bacon, every single meal i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I used to live in Port Melbourne and didn't realise this little gem until 2 weeks before I move out of the suburb! Melbourne is known for good brunches and I think this one is definitely up there. Their baked eggs is my favourite, must try when you go there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 396762399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, European, Russian, Native American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?