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

  • Spring calls for ciders. ☀️ Wednesday means it’s boozy bunny night. $20 bunny chow and beer or wine. 
#boozybunny #ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
  • Tomorrow night (Saturday 14) our tables are booked for a semi private bbq (braai) from 7pm onwards.

Window, bar seats and take away are still available. 
Drop in tonight or tomorrow for a bite-n-beer and good times.

Enquire about your charcoal braai (bbq) banquet today. Groups of 10+, priced per head. 
#ostrichandtheegg #strongertogether #authenticdifferent 📸 @sisimarks
  • Brunch-ish. 
Chakalaka-shuka. House made sauce, baked eggs, lean spiced beef sausage aka boerewors, a side of sourdough. “It’s all about the sauce” - Italian Nonnas.

Back tomorrow from 11am.

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #strongertogether
  • Spring has sprung, and that means adventure time. 
South Africa is not only about beaches and safari, but also massive gorges and cliffs ⛰ 
When are you visiting? 📸 @zia_suarez 
#easterncape #tsitsikamma #meetsouthafrica
  • Well there you have it!

It’s official.

World Koesister Day on 1 September!

To celebrate this iconic treat, the @radissonredcpt Radisson RED at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District will be hosting the inaugural World Koesister Day on Sunday September 1. The Radisson RED has invited Capetonians to enter their Cape Malay koesisters for a chance to win an amazing prize.

From 2019, World Koesister Day will be marked on the first Sunday of September. “For the first time in human and culinary history, there will be an annual world day dedicated to the pure and unadulterated adoration of the spicy yet sweet Cape Malay koesister,” said Marc Jacobs from @vannie.kaap Vannie Kaap, one of the judges.

In addition to Jacobs, KFM radio presenter Saskia Falken and the Radisson RED’s Kitchen Lead, Chef Naseer Abdullah make up the judging panel.

On that note - Father’s Day 1 September is fully booked but drop in tonight or tomorrow for a quick bite and a beer 🍻 
#worldkoesisterday 
#koesisters 
#authenticdifferent
  • Polenta isn’t the only cool chip going around.

These are ‘pap’ fries. 
Chefs Special // @chef_kyle_s Thick cut maize (white corn) fries, coated in spiced chickpea flour was flying out the door this weekend. 
Yep, they’re vegan too.

We’re back tomorrow!

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent  #melbournecafes
  • 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