Third Wave Cafe
Foodie Partner: Hashem
Since becoming a food blogger, I’ve received a number of invites from restaurants and cafes asking whether I would like to visit and sample their menu. The invites vary – invites from PR agencies, and some coming directly from the cafe/restaurant itself. When Third Wave Cafe’s invite arrived in my inbox I was very intrigued when I learned that the cafe’s chef (Ryo Kitahara) is a protege of Iron Chef Sakai and their menu is Russian inspired. Before I had a chance to accept the invite, I heard my manager at work rave on about the amazing ribs at Third Wave Cafe at their Port Melbourne branch. Without further a do, I quickly accepted the invite and invited my friend Hashem to come along with me :)
The moment you enter into Third Wave Cafe’s Prahran branch you will notice how spacious the cafe is along with their comfy seats.
Once we settled down, Hashem and I settled down with a flat white made from 5 senses coffee bean, before looking over the menu.
Third Wave Cafe has a comprehensive menu that spans across a number of pages making it difficult to choose as all the items on the menu were so enticing. Considering the menu is Russian inspired, I asked the waiter to recommend some dishes from the Russian side of the menu. We ended up going for the Syrniki – Russian savoury pancakes which was served with sour cream and blue berry jam. The syrniki was fluffy and went well with the sour cream and blue berry jam. It wasn’t savoury as I had imagined but a hint of sweetness.
As for our dishes, I had a difficult choice – I really wanted to go for the American beef ribs, but at the same time it was too early for beef ribs and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish it. LUCKILY, I had Hashem along with me, and he was kind enough to help me finish my dish! We both ended up feeling really full.
The American beef ribs were served with beer battered chips, coleslaw and two house made sauces – Spicy Bourbon and Horseradish sauce. The beef ribs are smoked with 9 spice dry rub and hickory wood.
Personally I found the beef ribs to bit slightly on the dry side but it was tender enough that the meat came off the bone very easily.
The beer battered chips were amazing – crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The chips were also lightly seasoned.
Hashem on the other hand ordered The Big Breakfast, which consists of scrambled eggs, butter mushrooms, sautéed spinach, sausages and honey roasted tomato. Third Wave Cafe’s guarantees that the hunger is gone… well, Hashem managed to finish it and left feeling full, so I guess Third Wave really did their job :) I can’t really comment on the taste of the dish as I didn’t try it!
Overall, Hashem and I had a pleasant experience at Third Wave Cafe. The staff were friendly and we both enjoyed our meal.
Credit: Photos of the American Beef Ribs & Big Breakfast were taken by the talented Hashem :) Thank you for all the photography tips :)
Disclaimer: Peach & Hashem was invited by Third Wave Cafe to sample their menu. All opinions and views on www.peach-water.com are honest and purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality at the time of visit