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1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia (Port Melbourne)
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Ranked #548 of 4,140 Restaurants in Melbourne
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
Cuisines: American, European, Coffee Shop, Russian, Native American
Neighborhood: Port Melbourne
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
South Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
374 helpful votes 374 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Third Wave has an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, with most options available throughout the day. The cafe has a Russian background, so also provides some different and authentic options. The coffee is as a good as anywhere in Melbourne. There is also a fairly new American BBQ menu (breakfast and lunch options) which is fantastic, and certainly a... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

10 of us ate here last night and had the degustation menu. Amazing Beef and Pork Ribs, Chicken, Brisket, Coleslaw, Mushrooms, Mac n Cheese and dips were brought out to the table. Everything was excellent and quantities were spot on - nobody left hungry! Total bill for all of us was less than $350 and that was with some beers... More 

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Additional Information about Third Wave Cafe

Address: 1/189 Rouse Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
Phone Number: 396762399
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
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
Cuisine: American, European, Coffee Shop, Russian, Native American

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