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

  • Happy Valentines Day.

South African style.

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent  #valentinesday
  • We keep it cosy and homely with bit of laughter. 
Book your table today 🥂 💝👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏽👨🏿‍🤝‍👨🏼 #valentinesday #ostrichandtheegg #home
  • Sweet - Sour Pickled fish.

Perfect weekend for one of our many historic dishes. 
Yes, we said historic. 
South Africa aka the rainbow nation has one of the richest cultural heritage. 
While it’s almost impossible to determine the origins of the first pickled fish recipe in South Africa, (mostly because it’s the kind of recipe that’s handed down from generation to generation), what we do know is that pickled fish has been around since the Cape Colony was established, and is here to stay.

Some people say that the recipe was devised by Cape Malay fishermen in an effort to preserve their catch for as long as possible. Others attribute the original pickled fish recipe in South Africa to slaves from Dutch territories in the East Indies (lands of South and Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia Archipeligo and Philippine Archipelago) who brought this traditional method of pickling fish to our shores.

It was obviously very necessary to preserve food in the days before refrigeration, but today this Cape Malay pickled fish recipe remains wildly popular in South Africa, especially served during Easter with hot cross buns. You needn’t stand on ceremony, though. Make no mistake about it, this is a casual dish.

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
#pickledfish #capemalaycooking #rainbownation
  • Just a reminder, we always make these. 
Made fresh, the only way to have them.

#southafricandoughnuts #capemalaykoeksisters #ostrichandtheegg
  • This weather calls for only one thing 🍺 
Hemp infused lager, only 4% it our new lite beer. Super crisp and an easy drinker. 
#ostrichandtheegg #durbanpoisonbeer #authenticdifferent 
#outwiththeold #inwiththenew 📸 @bornawildone
  • We’re back to it after a solid BBB party over the weekend.
Mid week, express lunch specials are here so drop by for a chinwag or a yawn with old mate cobber 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #melbourne 📸 @bornawildone
  • We all love a good house party with a great bbq!

@chef_kyle_s menu is out!

Braai (bbq)  menu:
Chili prawns topped with Avo Salsa

Boerewors Roll with Pico De Gallo and Masala Salt Fries

Secret spice Peri Peri wings with Kaapse Toebroodjie aka “Cape Town Toastie” 
Lamb Kofta with Beer bread and Charred Chimichurri 
@druwee is back on the decks!

New “Don Pedro” cocktail milkshake on the menu 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #donpedromilkshake #donpedro 🎥 @bornawildone
  • @chef_kyle_s special peri peri chicken wings goes down a treat. Keep your eyes peeled for this Saturday nights BBQ | Brews | Beats party menu. 📸 @bornawildone 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent  #lekkertimes
  • The countdown has begun!
 T- minus one week, we’ll be throwing our first bbq party for 2020.
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After a bumper crowd at our last edition, we’re picking up right where we left off!
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@chef_kyle_s will be slinging out his bbq menu, @druwee will be spinning the decks (and his entourage always knows how to party - you know who you are!) •
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As always, complimentary “Joburg Fog” cocktail shot on arrival. 
Doors open 5.30pm
Happy hr till 7pm

See you at the “shebeen” bbq!

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent  #bbqparty