ostrich and the egg

ABOUT US

We at ‘Ostrich and the Egg’ are proud to bring you our take on South African street eats and most famously, our iconic koeksister doughnuts.

Our aim is to share the South African kitchen experience with you along with its abundance of spices, humble hearty food and a variety of drinks.

We make almost everything from scratch with our own hands in our kitchen and we’re always adding South African specials.

Our kitchen & bar is an easy going, casual dining experience, filled with good vibes and South African nutty humour.

So come on in, sit down and relax with us in our home.

– Ostrich (Mum) & the Egg (Gary)

Snacks

Hungry

  • BUNNY CHOW
    $18

    South African curry served in a carved-out bread bowl with a choice of: Chicken & Potato Curry, Lamb & Potato Curry or a Vegetable Curry (V)

  • LAMB BOBOTIE
    $22

    8hr slow cooked lamb shoulder in African spices and raisins, baked with an omeelette crust. Served with a yellow rice. (GF)

  • CHAKALAKA-SHUKA
    $17

    Baked Eggs in a chakalaka spiced tomato sauce, served with grilled Woodfrog Bakery sourdough (V). + Boerewors $5 | + Haloumi $5

  • SAMP - WHITE CORN STEW
    $16

    South African stle white corn, chakalaka relish, spinach & veg of the day.

Peckish

  • VETKOEK BUNS (2pcs)
    $11

    A soft pan fried 'slider', choose from 2 fillings: Spiced Beef & Potato or Haloumi, Chakalaka Relish & Rocket (V. Single Serve - $6

  • CHICKEN SOSATIE SKEWER
    $15

    Grilled chicken, apricots & capsicum skewers with a spiced apricot glaze. Add Rice $3.5. Single Serve $8

  • BOEREWORS ROLL
    $11

    Famous S.A sausage by Tony's Quality Meats served in a soft white roll with house relish and cheese.

Sides

Updated: 06/19

Desserts

Sides

Milks | + 0.5

Updated: 06/19

Chilled Drinks

  • ROOIBOS ICE TEA
    $5

    Plain | Citrus

  • COLD BREW COFFEE
    $5.5

    Ethiopian single origin

  • FRESH APPLE JUICE
    $6.5

ASK FOR SOFT DRINKS | $3.5 -$4

Hot Drinks

  • ORGANIC TEAS
    $4.5

Rooibos

Green Rooibos

Mint Rooibos

Honeybush

House Chai

English Breakfast

Earl Grey

HOT CHOCCY | $4 | $5

COFFEE | REG | LRG | STRONG

WHITE | $3.9 | $4.5 | + 0.5

Cocktails (Coming Soon)

Be South African

  • AMARULA SHOT SERVED ON ICE
    9
  • OLD BROWN SHERRY
    6

    Fortified Wine. Keep Warm!

  • SPRINGBOKKIE SHOT
    9

    Amarula with Peppermint Liqueur

  • ELEPHANTS COFFEE
    11

    Coffee Infused with Amarula

Updated: 06/19

FAQ

No, unfortunately. Soon you can find us on Uber Eats for areas around St Kilda. Stay tuned via Facebook or Instagram @ostrichandtheegg

Yes, feel free to call your order through and we’ll have it ready for you!

We suggest you do. Especially for weekends and groups of 4+ as we are only a small 20-or-so seater joint.

Yes, we’re fully licensed but not BYO

Get in touch and we can work out something for you.

Yes, we have a few vegan options, check out the menu tab but call us on (03) 9042 6325 if you would like to find out more.

We have a cosy garden laneway with benches in which you can drink and eat hand held items on.

Sure, pets can be tied to the window seating or must be leashed in the above mentioned laneway.

Yes, sure can! Get in touch to throw a jol (party)

Contact Us

6 Inkerman Street, St Kilda, 3182

howzit@ostrichandtheegg.com.au | (03) 9042 6325

Instagram

  • South Africa’s oldest winery, paired with South Africa’s oldest tradition. #ostrichandtheegg #fridaynight #authenticdifferent
  • Time to relax and wind down. The week has come to an end, much like the career of one our best cricketers @dalesteyn. We’ve been having some hectic days and nights (i.e no space to stand inside, waiting for tables outside) this past month and want to thank everyone who has dropped in for a feed or drink. Much like Dale, we have a fiery passion for what we do but couldn’t do it without your support. 
So, keep an eye out for more specials, events and something ‘old school’ 😉 in the near future.
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
  • We call this ‘white corn stew’ on our menu, technically it’s samp, samp is South African maize / white corn. 
Maize is what’s used to make authentic corn tortillas and tacos etc. 
So, basically  what you’re seeing is a taco 🌮 stew w/ house relish, spinach and haloumi.  #winterwarmer #ostrichandtheegg
  • By time there’s an alternative. 🍞 
#bunnychow #ostrichandtheegg #boozybunny
  • J Bay Ice Tea ready for tonight. 
Mainstay Cane, vodka, chambord, Rooibos tea, strawberry, guava. 
Drop in for an easy, cosy night and snack on samoosas.

Save a table 📞 90426325 
#ostrichandtheegg #meetsouthafrica #jbayicetea
  • Red is the new green.
Red Matcha lattes are a thing.
And it’s only available here.

#rooibosmatcha #rooibosmatchalatte #ostrichandtheegg
  • South African Samoosa Sunday.
Slow cooked, house made potato curry wrapped in perfectly fried crispy pastry. They’re also vegan 🌱 
Flavour over fancy.
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
  • Ok, so for years South Africans have had to explain that the iconic bunny chow dish, has nothing to do with actual bunnies 🐰 😂
Feast your eyes on our sweet potato, broccoli and eggplant bunny chow, btw it’s vegan too! 
Bunny chow has been our most popular dish and is best enjoyed with your hands and your bestie. 
Be sure to get your hands on a bunny this week!
Back tomorrow from 11am!
#ostrichandtheegg #bunnychow #melbournebestbites
  • They said to ‘build community’. Strangers become compatriots, families meet families and old neighbourhood friendship circles unite.

That’s right, our community. 🇿🇦
#ostrichandtheegg #theembassy 📸 @divana1