Acclaimed American BBQ Lunch in the Heart of Port Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne’s burger and BBQ hotspot, a slow-cooked and smoked meats hub, and prime lunch hour destination. Third Wave Café is a smart, accessible fusion restaurant combining the rich smoky flavours of the American Steakhouse with modern culinary sensibilities and Melbourne café favourites. We’ve created a unique lunch menu where every dish stands out and tempts the tastebuds. Visit us to try your favourite, and then find yourself with the great Third Wave dilemma – do I try something new, or get that incredible dish again?

Variety and flavour packed into a surprising lunch menu

Third Wave Café is renowned in Port Melbourne for several things: our life-giving coffees, delicious burgers, and authentic barbeque meats smoked in house. While you will of course find a full range of burgers and BBQ on our menu, and those dishes are our pride and joy, it’s far from all that’s available should you drop in on us for lunch.

We have mouth-watering menu items available to suit any diet or taste, from the classic Reuben Sandwich to our hearty Russian Salad. Every item is lashed with sauces and seasonings, with ingredients sourced fresh, local, and organic to produce a meal that’s as easy on the conscience as it is strong on the tastebuds. The passionate and skilful hands behind the scenes at Third Wave Café are proud of our place in Melbourne’s foodie pantheon, and we work hard every day to ensure all of our diners hold us in high regard.