Third Wave Cafe

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

Third Wave Cafe is well known for their American BBQ flavours. It's owned by husband and wide named Greg and Inga. Currently, Third Wave Cafe have two locations (Port Melbourne and Prahran). Both venue has similar wide ranges menu with slight differences. They served breakfast by day and sharing plates of American BBQ dishes by night. Prahran branches also served specialised Paleo menu. Port Melbourne branches have limited spaces and best for group 2-6 max, decorated in dark wood tables and chairs. Prahran has slightly bigger spaces with the big marble topped bar with a peak of the kitchen behind it, decorated with fresh flower and some of their merchandises.

I have been to Port Melbourne branch before and tried their ribs and I love it. When my birthday is coming up and I'm in the midst of browsing some venues to invite my closest friends for lunch, Third Wave Cafe cross my mind. After a phone calls and numerous email with Greg, he suggested that I should host the event at Prahran branches cause it's bigger. We pre arranged the menu by email to ensure all the meal come at the same time. Greg was so friendly, attentive and patient with me throughout all the process.

Pork ribs done in Southern tradition using dry spices only served with 2 different BBQ sauces; Spicy iQ BBQ and Apple Bourbon (Half Rack 450g - $29, Full Rack 900g - $54). It was juicy, tender and the sauce amped up the flavour even more.

Beef ribs smoked using a special 9 spice dry rub and Hickory wood served with 2 different house made BBQ sauces; Spicy iQ BBQ sauce and Horseradish. (Half Rack - $26, Full Rack $50). The beef was tender, succulent and juicy, slid over the bone so easily.

Lamb shoulder flavoured with a blend proprietary blend of mildly spicy herbs, smoked for 6-8 hours using Hickory wood and served with 2 BBQ sauce and salsa verde (250g - $25, 500g - $48). The lamb shoulder was succulent and tender but some of the pieces still has the lamb smell which become a little bit unappetizing for some of guest.

Smoked Mac and Cheese smoked with Hickory wood with crispy bacon ($9/$16). The smoky flavour clearly shine through and perfect for mac and cheese fans.

Chicken Caesar Salad ($17.9) served in a large plate with generous piece of chicken. The chicken was cook thoroughly and tasty.

Beer Battered Chips ($7/$12) was crunchy and well prepared with enjoyable tasty spices sprinkled over them. My guest love it.

Third Wave Cafe also take their Coffee seriously, they used 5 senses and have the options of small/big and their big sizes comes in a big cup almost like soup. I also ordered their fresh orange juices and it comes out perfect. We decided to skip desserts because my friends brought me a cake and surprised me with it. The service was friendly and attentive. All the food come in together and everybody cleans every single plate which interpret as a good sign. I'm quite curious with their brunch menu and salmon so maybe next time I'll come back for it.

Third Wave Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday-Friday: 11.30am-11pm
Saturday: 9am-11pm
Sunday: 9am-10pm

Third Wave Cafe
30 Cato St
Prahran, VIC 3181
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