Thirdwave Cafe


Welcome to Third Wave, Melbourne’s ultimate BBQ playground! Since our grand opening in 2010, we’ve been the talk of the town, and the world, for our finger-licking dinner menu that takes you on a delicious journey through the classic American smokehouses of the Deep South.

Grab your bibs and loosen your belts, folks! Our BBQ delights are marinated for 24 to 48 hours in either dry rubs or wet marinades and smoked for up to 12 hours, creating a heavenly fall-off-the-bone sensation that’ll make you want to high-five your taste buds.

But wait, there’s more! Our sides are no mere sidekicks. We’ve taken cornbread to new levels by adding two types of cheese. Our mac and cheese is smoked and fused with grilled bacon bits, while our glazed mushrooms are a juicy explosion of flavor. And let’s not forget our loaded fries, which have our patrons dubbing us the “Fry Kings” of Melbourne.

Craving some extra meaty goodness? Feast on our candy bacon, Oink Balls, and slow-smoked wings. The mysterious Oink Balls will have you playing detective, trying to guess their secret ingredients, or you could simply consult our menu for the full scoop. To top it all off, we’ve got crunchy onion rings and crispy coleslaw that’ll make you dance in your seat.

But, oh, the burgers! Our mouthwatering masterpieces have been stealing the spotlight, with customers raving about their scrumptiousness. With premium brioche buns, hearty 150g patties, 2-year-aged Jack cheese, and house-made ketchup, our burgers are the main event. Choose from 11 juicy options, including a veggie-tastic alternative for our vegetarian and vegan friends.

And let’s not forget our legendary house-made BBQ sauces, which have amassed their own fan club. Based on award-winning recipes, our Apple Bourbon BBQ Sauce offers a sweet-and-spicy tango, while our Spicy BBQ Sauce tickles your taste buds with just the right amount of heat.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us at Third Wave, the BBQ paradise that has won the hearts of foodies from Australia and beyond. It’s time to let your taste buds embark on a whirlwind adventure of smoky, saucy, and downright irresistible flavours