About Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ

Quality coffee, American-style barbecue and Russian specialties come together at last at Port Melbourne’s Third Wave Cafe. Found on Rouse Street between Farrier Edwards Lane and Nott Street, this cafe, bar and restaurant combines the very best of American cuisine with the finest cafe classics (and we don’t just mean coffee!). Luckily for Melbourne locals, Third Wave Cafe is open every day of the week for finger lickin’ good barbecue delights and more.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm


Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ
189 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
Melbourne 3207

Menu Highlights



Candy Bacon

Streaky bacon brushed with maple syrup, drizzled with organic brown sugar and chilli

Spicy Chicken Wings

24 hour marinated wings - smoked, then grilled basted with our house made que you hot BBQ nectar

Oink Balls

Pork meat balls wrapped with streaky bacon, smoked to perfect juicy state

More about Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ, Port Melbourne

First things first: the coffee. At Port Melbourne’s Third Wave Cafe, owner Inga has searched far and wide for Australia’s best cup of joe, and after months of careful contemplation, she decided on 5 Senses, a local roaster whose single-roast coffees and superlative blends are the talk of Melbourne’s gourmet coffee scene. Plus, having received training from some of the world’s best baristas, Inga and her staff really know their stuff – this is a cafe you can count on for an exceptional espresso.

Alongside Melbourne’s finest caffeinated beverages, Third Wave Cafe’s kitchen churns out some of the city’s very best barbecue dishes – that’s American-style barbecue, to be exact – as well as Russian specialties from Inga’s homeland. Featuring ribs with meat that falls off the bone, pulled-pork sliders and sandwiches galore, Third World Cafe on Port Melbourne’s Rouse Street offers up a real smorgasbord of options. Even better, the cafe opens up early for breakfast and serves incredible eggs, parfaits, muffins and satisfying platters. Make sure to reserve ahead!

265 Third Wave Coffee Burgers BBQ Reviews

265 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Robert C.7 days ago · 1 review

Quality feed, magnificent service and fast. Looking forward to the next visit already. Best American bbq I have had. Staff friendly and welcoming. Not bad value for money

judish d.13 days ago · 1 review

Oh my lawd!! The food was unbelievable! If you are thinking about going I absolutely recommend it. I know for sure I’ll definitely be going back!

Oriane V.15 days ago · 1 review

Great experience, the food was amazing. We were a party of 8 and everything went beyond expectations. We will definitely come back again. The « amazing » beer was indeed amazing.