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

  • SNOEK aka barracuda croquettes are back on, starting tonight. @chef_kyle_s has put together a classic South African coastal fish with a modern twist on it. Served as a tapas style bar snack and great for sharing. Another gem of a chefs special from Kyle scratch cooking.
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #snoek
  • We are back in full swing for 2020 and will help to play a part in supporting our fellow countrymen and women during this devastating period.
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For the entire month of January, we will give $1 for every menu item, chef special, daily special, drink, coffee or anything purchased off the menu goes towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
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Every bit helps We can all play a little role.

#bushfiresaustralia #vicbushfires #thankyou 📸 @domlipski
  • As day one of 2020 draws to a close, we’d like to wish all of our customers a happy and joyous year ahead. 🗓 
We look forward to seeing more positive story tellers and ambassadors enjoying and spreading the vibe. 🙏🏽 Doors reopen 5pm Friday night, which sees the return of our Gatsby Roll special, a Cape Town favourite! 🌯

Get your squad down for a post NY catch up this weekend!
📸 @southafrica 
#gatsbyroll #ostrichandtheegg
  • That’s a wrap for 2019! What a year it has been for South Africa, the most breathtaking country on earth 🌍 
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or just a festive season to all, and extended to those who’ve graced our doors this year. A massive thank you for your on going positive support in growing South Africa as a product. 🇿🇦 Another big shout out to friends and family  who’ve played apart in lending a helping hand when needed. 🙏🏽 2020 will see the introduction of another bbq / braai format, more chef specials and as always #authenticdifferent products.

See you back on Fri 3 Jan from 5pm for our Gatsby Roll special night. (DM, PM or email bookings)
📧📋
Most importantly, have a safe holiday, safe travels and a few benders along the way. 🤙🏻🤙🏼🤙🏽🤙🏾🤙🏿 From the team: Ostrich, the Egg, Rhino (new) Chef Kyle from Cape Town.

Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika 
#ostrichandtheegg #strongertogether
  • These guys are looking forward to the last sunset bbq tomorrow arvo. 
@chef_kyle_s special braai menu: 🐙 🍖🥩 🍗 
House made Peri Peri Wings & Slaw
Boerie roll w’ Pico De Gallo & Fries
Thai Baby Octopus w’ Corn Salsa & Fries
Sticky Lamb Ribs & Cape Town toastie.

Complimentary Jo’burg Fog cocktail shot on arrival!

Bar snacks available too!

Happy hour specials 5-7pm ⏰ $6 select wines
2 for $25 cocktails
$6 mimosas $6 Castle Lager 
Just walk in! 🚶🏽‍♂️🚶🏼‍♀️🚶🏿🕺🏼 🎄

@verseatille spinning beats in the background. 🎵 
Have you got your squad ready? 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #melbourne
📸 @bornawildone
  • Too busy, lazy, or forgot to organise your Christmas food? 
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! 🐟 Pickled fish batches 500 / 750g / 1kg 🐑 Mutton or 🐓 Chicken curry 1kg 
House made whole milk tart 🍮 
House made whole malva pudding 
And everything in between! 
Finalising all orders by Saturday 4pm ⏰ 
DM, PM, email or 📞 90426325 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #festiveseason
  • Get a buddy down for a chin wag, speciality coffee all day. ☕️ Or clear that hang over with a fresh pressed juice and a chefs special. 🍉 🍊 🍏 
#specialtycoffee #ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent
  • Closed on Monday’s.

Drop in store this week to catch some of our chef’s specials or catch us on Saturday at @amcfoz for an Egg-spress menu. 
#southafrica #authenticdifferent #ostrichandtheegg #llandudno #amfcoz #strongertogether 📸 @southafrica @avio_images
  • How we like our boerewors roll. Spiced beef sausage by specialty butcher @tonys_quality_meats1, house made tomato relish, fresh grated cheese.

Some might say a South African ‘Banh mi’ roll. 😂 
Lunch is served. 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #boereworsroll 📸 @bornawildone