Congratulations to Nate Gray! In addition to receiving a Wine Spectator Award for 2020, we also had

a really great write up on and in their July edition magazine!


May 7, 2020

Third Wave REOPENS

Thursday May 7, 2020 Third Wave cafe resumed normal hours, with limited seating. Our coffee shop will remain takeout only. All our indoor seating will remain closed. 

Third Wave would like to thank the NSB community and all our loyal local customers for their amazing support during this global health and economic crisis. As we take the first cautious steps toward a new normal that includes social distancing and face masks, we want you to know that the health and safety of our guests, our staff and our community are our top priorities.

December 17, 2019

A wonderful read to find out what Chef Dave Moscoso has been up to with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program! Each year, top chefs from around the country visit the bay to meet, discuss sustainable solutions, and learn new aspects of the program. Click the link for more info:

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Blog seafood watchseafood watchseafood watch

June 12, 2019

Chef David Moscoso was accepted as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force of Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Together with other chefs from around the country, they work close at hand through these organizations to promote sustainable seafood consumption and awareness.

Another victory for Third Wave in our endeavors to help protect the ocean!Blue Ribbon Task Force



Chef Dave

Chef Dave is one of the founding authors and has committed to ensuring that we can all enjoy sustainable seafood by signing the Portland Pact and support American fisheries! Check out#chefsforfish and for more info!



Third Wave Garden

Third Wave Cafe is dedicated to being a sustainability focused business. We strive not only to provide each guest with a unique and memorable dining experience, but to do so while being mindful of our environmental impact. We are very proud to have partnered with many renowned organizations that are tirelessly championing for change. James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch and Monterrey Bay Seafood Watch has expanded our understanding and concern for the oceans fisheries, allowing us to make better informed decisions when presenting our guest with seafood items. GAP is helping us seek out and source healthier more humane options for our menu. United Nations World Tourism Organization, Blue Community and One Planet Living have provided us with guidance to help us shape and sharpen our sustainability plan. Now we are very excited to announce that our Futuremaker's One Planet Living plan has been selected as the plan of the week!

To see how Third Wave is embracing the ethos of sustainability, check out our plan on the One Planet Living website.

For more inspiration and more information, check out the following sources: Blue Community, Monterrey Bay Seafood Watch, and James Beard Foundation Smart Catch.

Thank you all for your continued support!



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December 11, 2018

Chefs-for-fish flyer

CHEFS-FOR-FISH (a collaborative sustainable seafood feast)
TUESDAY, December 11th 6:30 pm


Chefs-For-Fish is a collaborative dinner featuring Chefs Hari Pulapaka from Cress Restaurant and David Moscoso from Third Wave Cafe and Wine Bar. Both chefs and restaurants are nationally recognized (Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch & James Beard Foundation Smart Catch) leaders for promoting and using sustainable seafood. The event is a 5-course, globally inspired, sustainably sourced seafood feast with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach.
The cost of the ticket includes a 5-Course meal that begins with hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary glass of champagne, soup, salad, collaborative entree with a complimentary glass of wine, and dessert. Service is included, but sales tax is not. There will be a cocktails, wine, and beer menu available for purchase. Seating is limited!


October 4, 2018

Check out the NSB Eating & Drinking Guide for places to stay, eat, and play while you visit our little beach town!



September 9, 2018

ACA exposed event

We are very much looking forward to being a part of this event again this year!

"Atlantic Center for the Arts is teaming up with the world-renowned OneBeat, one of our most captivating partners, to present an unforgettable evening of international food, drink, and music! Experience the global sounds of the OneBeat Fellows and sample the originality of award-winning chefs as they incorporate the flavors of these musicians’ home countries for an evening of culinary delight and a riveting performance at ACA Exposed, Saturday, September 22, 6 PM – 9:30 PM.
This year’s Fellows hail from Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe."

Please check out the link for more info and ticket purchases!


Daytona news journal article

Check us out in the Daytona News Journal!

Chef Dave prepares African Pompano with his creative flare, and shares his recipe too!


Thursday, June 14, 2018 CHEFS FOR FISH NIGHT

Want to be a part of something big?! Join us this Thursday evening for a special seafood dish we are preparing to promote a cause. We will be working with chefs nationwide who are pushing forward the cause for sustainability. 

There are currently bills in Congress that could weaken the sustainability measures that are taken by the fisheries management law, called the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

Over 50 chefs nationwide are coming together across the country with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to support this law to ensure that Congress hears us. 

Help support our coastal economies, help support sustainable food systems, and help ensure that the fish we source will be healthy for generations to come!