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

  • 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
  • You won’t find Cape Malay koesisters on display. Made fresh to order with your coffee. #sundays #ostrichandtheegg
  • Monday’s we can day dream a bit 💭 
#ostrichandtheegg #oribigorge #meetsouthafrica 📸 @southafricaza @jeff_hennessy
  • Award winning wines and retro glasses.
Happy hour is nearly upon us, $6 beers and wine, 5-7pm. 
And grab some house made samoosas to share whilst your at it. - SIMUNYE - 
#ostrichandtheegg #southafricanwine #melbournebars
  • That look when someone eats koeksusters 😍 #ostrichandtheegg #sundaydessert #doughnuts 📷. @cali_cartel___ 🇿🇦
  • Customer: What’s South African food?
Us: Sausage rolls and fries, maaate.

So there you go, have a proper sausage roll, it’s called a boerewors roll. Lean beef from @tonys_quality_meats1, South African spices, coriander and pepper-ish in flavour w house made tomato relish, served w masala salt fries. 
See you soon 🇿🇦 #ostrichandtheegg #boereworsroll #eatsouthafrica
  • COCKTAILS 🍹// Now on the menu!

We’ve worked behind the scenes to bring you some classics with a dash of South Africa!

Keep an eye (or taste bud) out for the following!

Amarula Espresso Martini 
J-Bay Ice Tea 
Lekker Apple Sprits

Cape - irinha 
Drak - en - Stormy 
Using fresh ingredients, no syrups or cordials!

Yes, they’ll tell it’ll take longer, but we’ll tell them ours is better 😉 
Don’t forget, limited tables so book ahead to avoid disappointment 🕰 
#ostrichandtheegg #cocktails #melbournebars
  • Chakalaka-Shuka, a South African rendition, on a  weekend staple. House made sauce with a hum! A side of @woodfrogbakery sourdough to compliment! #ostrichandtheegg ostrichandtheegg #stkilda #chakalaka #eatsouthafrica
  • PINOTAGE // South Africa's signature variety. It was bred in 1925 as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. Cinsaut was known as "Hermitage" in South Africa at that time, hence the portmanteau name. #pinotage #meetsouthafrica #beyerskloof