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Third Wave Cafe

#679 of 3,037 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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had burgers fries and onion rings twice in a week! Really good burgers fries and onion ring not quite up to the burgers Have not dinned in but takeaway was fast

Thank Anthea M
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There for dinner with 5 friends. Shared some sides with our very expensive mains. I had Pork Ribs. Dry, tasteless and just very not USA style. Others had chicken and a few burgers. No one was impressed. Our group have been to USA many times and know a good rib. Plus we do the Melbourne attempts of this food elsewhere... More 

Thank aussiewill
Nullagine, Australia
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205 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well located in Port Melbourne, close to Station Pier, anchoring point for Spirit of Tasmania and cruise ships . 800g Pork ribs are tender and well cooked. It is tasty and indulging. However, there are too much sauces to my liking . The salad is not that fresh and the price does not quite reflect the quality

Thank Mei Y
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Love it!!! First time here for breakfast. Beautiful coffee and very fresh products. I'm extremely fussy with food. Order egg, bacon, Swiss muffin with the side of avocado & spinach. Nicely presented and tasted amazing. Thanks guys and defiantly be back.

Thank Trang N
Altona, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Just popped in today for a brunch and I have to say the candy bacon was awesome. While the menu sounded sweet, the mix of egg, bacon, avocado and muffin was such a great blend. The hint of chilli added a great roundness to the dish. Definitely going back soon

Thank Russell S
Elwood, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

If you like throwing money down the toilet this is the place for you. So over priced for the quality of food your getting. The burgers are good but the spiced chips are terrible so much so we couldn't eat any and the peanut butter and Nutella pie is Not worth it at all you can get a nicer piece... More 

Thank angeandmichael
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We've eaten there 5 times now and every time the food has been fantastic. The staff are always friendly and I am calling it my favourite local restaurant. The Ribs are juicy and delicious and the burgers are to die for... it's an A+ for us.

Thank Helen B
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I've always told my friends how good this place is (as well as their sister cafe in Prahran). But recently I ordered home delivery, and their proportions have gone to minuscule. I even called to complain, spoke to a guy called Chris (who didn't really seem concerned), saying their price had drop so naturally their portion had too. Now, I... More 

Thank Holly K
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Small place so probably a good idea to book, we were seated at a table in the center of the room with stools to sit on, they were pretty uncomfortable. Service was prompt and helpful (we were there early) in our group we had ribs, chicken, brisket, wings, bacon and quesadilla along with some sides. Everyone enjoyed their meat dishes,... More 

Thank janmareekate
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here today for lunch and ordered 2 burgers and chips, the food was ok - not the tastiest but certainly not the worst I have had. The wait staff were extremely rude and food took forever (think nearly an hour when the cafe wasnt busy) to come out. Wont be going back purely because of the weird lack of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, European, Russian, Native American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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