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

  • Specialty coffee is much like South Africa. 
Have it with a doughnut or with a shot of Amarula. 
So come in this week for some banter and a cuppa. 
However you like it, we’ve got it. 
#strongertogether #ostrichandtheegg #simunye
  • We’re hijacking our own party, yep! 
Same vibe, same party, same set up, different name.

Sunsets will come and go, but winning World Cups are every 12yrs for us it seems.

The set up will be reminiscent of our first birthday party. DJ @druwee will be spinning tunes,  charcoal bbq will be burning and drinks be flowing. 
@chef_kyle_s will be slinging out his braai menu.

Tiger prawns w’ Thai mango salsa

Baby octopus w’ charred lemon aioli 
@tonys_quality_meats1 boerewors roll w’ masala salt fries

BBQ Lamb chops w’ classic South African grilled toastie + some @chef_kyle_s snack specials.

Drop in early, pull up a seat or hang around the bar. Don’t forget there’s no tables for bookings, so bring your crew , squad or click down for some bbq, beers and banter.

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #bokbefok
  • Awarded silver at South Africa’s national beer awards recently, Durban Poison Cannabis Lager from craft brewery @poisoncitybrew, will be launching this Saturday at our sunset bbq party aka “The Unofficial Official After Party”. Durban Poison is the works of cool cats Andre Schubert  and Graeme Bird. 
We’re super excited to be one of the first stockist of a new South African product breaking through the barriers of old.
📸 @poisoncitybrew 
#durbanpoison #poisoncitybrewing #ostrichandtheegg #melbourne
  • We never doubted. 
This has been a promising step forward in uniting South Africa. 
There is no country that needed it now more than any other, especially for the people in South Africa.

We are stronger together

There’s only one place to be to celebrate the Bokke’s win.

Next week’s Saturday sunset party is unofficially the official  after party. ( Or is it the other way around) 😂 
DJ Druweezy @druwee on the decks, bbq going on, social times and happy viiiibes. 🇿🇦 See FB for event details or keep an eye out for the post! 
Much love to all who’ve been visiting during Boktober! Thank you! 
#bokbefok #strongertogether #ostrichandtheegg #theembassy #humbled
  • *FULLY BOOKED* 
It’s still Boktober - that means October all is about the South Africa’s rugby team @bokrugby. 
Half @amarula_australia and @oudemeester peppermint liqueur, The ‘Springbokkie’ shot is a drink that united South Africa after winning the World Cup in ‘95. 
World Cups don’t come around often, so we’ll be opening specially for this  Sunday night’s  semi final game. 
Doors open 6.30pm!

Small menu and bar snacks available.

Get your SEAT early 📞 90426325 or DM 📸 
#ostrichandtheegg #springbokkie #strongertogether
  • Despite what the certificate reads, this is our @chef_kyle_s not Kylie.

Chef Kyle recently entered his first cooking competition Aus-TAFE Culinary Trophy Victorian State Final representing @the_gordon TAFE. He placed 2nd overall with a silver medal, had he finished 1st he’d off to the national competition. 
Kyle has some tricks up his sleeve which he’ll be implementing on the menu in the way of modern twists and alternative dining experiences, just to mix things up for you! 🇿🇦 👨🏼‍🍳 #yeschef  #vanniekaap #ostrichandtheegg
  • How time has flown!

We're turning 1 and you're invited!

Kinda like a house party - backyard vibe, we're throwing a party night of food, friends and fun, so get excited.

Order at the bar, grab a bite off the braai or just park on the benches. 
Either way, bring a bru, bra or boet - that's slang for brother, because we are #strongertogether

Get in early or drop in late, just make sure you save the date!

Braai / BBQ time 5.30-8.30pm (If you can't make the night, come past by day and have a wine or beer) -SIMUNYE-

#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
  • SPECIAL // This Friday night we’ll be doing a Gatsby roll special!

A Cape Town icon amongst many a party goer (or so they say 😆) Masala steak, fries, peri peri mayo and a some salad (but nobody eats this for the salad so hey 😂) 🚨 Just a heads up, Saturday night is our 1st birthday party so anyone wanting a non party vibe, or cozy night out or family night, best head down on Friday night. 🚨

Get your table!
📞 90426325 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #capetownfood
  • Spring calls for ciders. ☀️ Wednesday means it’s boozy bunny night. $20 bunny chow and beer or wine. 
#boozybunny #ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent