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Third Wave Cafe

#252 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Port Melbourne
American, Coffee Shop, European, Russian, Native American
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1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
396762399
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Today
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Hidden Little Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Darren L
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Werribee, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Maryborough, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just stepped off the Spirit of Tasmania and looking for a good coffee and a bite to eat. By chance, we came accross the Third Wave Cafe. There were tables under the trees on the pavement, under the outside awning and inside the cafe. Light breakfast was yum yum, poached eggs on multigrain muffin, coffee was so good we had... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There are plenty of great cafe's in Port Melbourne, but Third Wave stands out as my favourite. The coffee is outstanding and Chris, the barista, is a master at his profession. The service is unfailingly friendly and the food is excellent. The chicken quesadillas with barbeque sauce and the Reuben sandwiches are personal favourites but everything on the menu is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited for breakfast after disembarking from our cruise with family. Loved this quirky little place and the menu was great. Plenty to choose from. The candy bacon sounded really interesting. I had the zucchini fritters which were lovely. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food and coffees. Service was prompt and the meals came out quickly too. Good for... More 

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Bridgetown, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was needing a place nearby port and they had good reviews on coffee. My mate and I ended up having lunch too as menu was very diverse and food coming out of kitchen looked and smelled so nice. Coffee was fabulous too! Told waitress I was not overly hungry and she suggested the breakfast burger which was fabulous and not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went to Third Wave for dinner with my partner, warmly welcomed we had no booking however accommodated none the less, inside is very small one large table others for couples etc. We sat outside as it was a lovely evening. My partner ordered the half pork ribs with Russian potato salad, I had The Rueben which was slow cooked brisket... More 

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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, Coffee Shop, 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?