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Third Wave Cafe

Port Melbourne
American, European, Coffee Shop, Russian, Native American
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1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
396762399
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Today
8:00 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Baked eggs!!! Must Try!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sophia L
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went there with my partner last Sunday night. Did not have a lot of expectations singe we were on a voucher deal. The waitress welcomed us warmly. We've ordered the beef ribs and salmon. Both were delicious, but the beef ribs definitely won. A must go place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Greetings friend. Always wanted to try genuine American bbq without the 17 hour plane flight? Then walk in, sit down and enjoy the food at Third Wave; arguably one of the best bbq joints in Melbourne. Here's my three rules for a good time. And coeliacs rejoice as the staff are happy to point out the huge range of GF... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great little spot for breakfast after you get off the Spirit of Tasmania in Port Melbourne. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere plus they made me a great coffee

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Yarrawonga, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great little please just of the main road in port Melbourne. The staff are friendly and the coffee is amazing. I will be going back again soon

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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, European, Coffee Shop, 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?