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Third Wave Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Sponsored by: Third Wave Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Burgers!
1. Amazing Burgers!
"burgers and BBQ done right with fantastic service."
Mick P
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2. Best ribs in Melbourne!
2. Best ribs in Melbourne!
"they make the best slow cooked ribs in Melbourne!"
Marilyn M
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3. Exceptional Breakfast!
3. Exceptional Breakfast!
"VERY Clean + Great Coffee + Exceptional food."
cbsgwobal
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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$22
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Barbecue
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Unfriendly arrogant store manager and such a terrible service.Food is just average.We would not recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Haluk K
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Look, I love this cafe and come here on a regular basis and its taken a lot for me to write this review. Last month I booked for 10 people for 230pm (4 of which were children) 4 of the 6 adults ordered a monthly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank teddiibare
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing this review, it is indeed something that should not happen! We will definitely have a look into where the error was made and we sincerely apologize. In the meantime please get in touch with us at admin@thirdwavecafe.com.au and we will sort...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018

My friend and I planned to go here for Thanksgiving. We have seeing eye dogs in training and booked a table to two. We told them we were bringing the dogs when we made the booking. When we arrived the "manager" told us no dogs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Susan R
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Susan, sorry that you feel that you were mistreated. In our defence I would like to say that we did not say that we were full. We gave you a table that you did not like and you decided to walk out. All our...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Firstly, loved that it was just off Bay Street almost hidden like a neighbourhood gem. Especially if you are going midweek, likely to get a table without reserving. Friendly and welcoming greeting on arrival, and simple but comfortable decor. Wife and I ordered the BBQ...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank s2amoako
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves in treating our meats with great care and love. Happy to hear that you enjoyed our juicy BBQ bucket Challenge as much as we did. Make sure to come back to check out our new monthly specials...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

I can`t tell you anything at all about the food or the service at this place only that my American friend and I booked a table here on November 22 to celebrate Thanksgiving. We told them very clearly in the online reservation that we have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Moira F
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hi Moira, sorry that you feel that you were mistreated. In our defence I would like to say that we did not say that we were full. We gave you a table that you did not like and you decided to walk out. All our...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Came here for the all you can eat tuesday, service is very slow food was very average, i had paid the full meal amount and hardly eaten just one course, wasnt feeling hungry asked if i could grab my desert and leave early was told...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Companion35753269670
GIMGFamily, Owner at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

We are sorry you feel this way. We have thousands and thousands of people coming for the ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ Tuesdays. They love it, just read their reviews. We serve our entire menu on the ALL YOU CAN EAT nights so if you...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Last night we ordered pork and beef ribs to be delivered thinking it would be better than going out. The quality and quantity received was a disappointment 4 pork ribs and 4 beef ribs with two very soggy salads $85.00 hardly value for money. Two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank garybR2166QV
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hello Gary, we pride ourselves on giving very generous portions, sorry to hear that it wasn't enough. Regarding the meat quality itself, it sounds very unlike our standard as our meats are always juicy and fall apart. We will definitely look into it and make...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Did our walk and stopped here for brekkie. Haven't been there for a while even though we abide in Rouse Street. Both of us ordered the Third Wave Breaky Mini Burger. Perfect for me and adequate for him. Short black for me and a Ginger...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CPBM185a
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Hi Cheryl, thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast, maybe come for a dinner next time? :)

Reviewed 11 November 2018

I made my first visit to this cafe with a good Friend who is a serial Eggs Benedict Fan. I selected the scrambled eggs on toast with sides of bacon and tomato. Both meals were excellent BUT it was a very frustrating struggle to enjoy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DonA091132
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for your review! Excited to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast menu. We might consider those knives you recommend even though, they might come in handy just for the bacon as our meats can be eaten with a spoon as they fall apart ;)

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great food, lovely outside eating area, reasonable coffee but staff are cold & uninviting & provide very little advice/knowledge on the menu - so know what you want

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter B
GIMGFamily, Manager at Third Wave Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hello Peter, thank you for reviewing us. Sorry to hear that you found our staff to be cold. Probably it was just one of those days that everybody has, as we believe they are very friendly and knowledgeable. Happy that you liked our burgers :)

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I think TripAdvisor has to explain this one. Maybe in account and edit but not sure.
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Chloe B
Hi my name is Chloe Buhler and I am currently studying food and hospitality as a year 12 subject. I was wondering if you'd be able to answer a few questions to assist in my investigation on how American cuisine is impacting Australian restaurants. Feel free to skip any questions. 1. Would you consider your restaurant to be American style? (In terms of food, appearance, theme) 2. Do you believe your restaurant menu is influenced by American cuisine? (In terms of food items, flavours, presentations, ingredients, portion size) 3. If so, is there a particular part of America that has influenced you restaurant? 4. Would you consider it a positive or negative thing that some restaurant menus are influenced by American cuisine? 5. Do your customers leave mostly positive or negative reviews about your food? 6. What would you say customers appreciate the most about American style food? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 7. Would you/do you prefer American style food over other cultures? If so, why? 8. What type of foods that Australian restaurants sell, would you consider American style? 9. What about those items makes them American style? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 10. Do you believe the American theme will spread and grow throughout Australian restaurants? 11. If so, why? Thank you for taking the time to help me and I hope you have a great day!
20 July 2016|
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Response from MaurTee | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Chloe I cannot answer any of your questions. Think you should approach the cafe owner somehow. Good luck.
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