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

  • Massive live music stage, street food and arts n crafts!

Check us out today at Fed Square for @amcfoz 10am till 10pm. River Terrace side, we’ve got an egg-spress menu of samoosas, braai pack, koeksisters and more! #amfcoz #strongtogether
  • 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
  • BBQ NIGHT THIS SATURDAY!

@chef_kyle_s special bbq menu take over 
Making his debut on the background decks @vjasanti__ from Johannesburg. 
You’ve already seen the reminders. 
Doors open 5pm

Check the flyer for all the deets, download and 411. 
#sunsetbbq #braaivibes #ostrichandtheegg
  • Last weeks chefs special went down a treat.
Hand rolled South African style sausage aka boerewors ‘arancini’ style, crumbed in chickpea  crumbs w spiced aioli on house made salsa roja. 
Come in whilst it’s available...
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #notitalian
  • The big boys are coming out for our first sunset session, are you?
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #sowetogold
📸 @bornawildone
  • UPDATED - MENU!

Sometimes it’s nice to bring your better half or family, sit down and eat away on nostalgic street food. You can do that anytime... not this Saturday though, the jury has spoken so we’ll be putting on another sunset “bbq house party”. It’s an evening filled with bbq menu specials by @chef_kyle_s , social banter, the odd shot (or two) whilst DJ @druwee spins the beats.

Doors open 5pm, braai (bbq) starts 6pm till sold out. Doors close 11pm.

Happy hour 5-6pm
$6 house wine 🍷 $6 select beer 🍺 
2 for $25 cocktails 🍹 
BBQ Menu:
- Baby octopus with cedar smoked aioli and charred pineapple
- Sticky sesame & soy pork belly skewer with Asian slaw
- Sweet and sticky lamb chop with Cape Town braai toastie - @tonys_quality_meats1 boerewors roll with masala salt fries 
Shall we see you at the bar or see you at the braai? 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #sunsetbbq 🎥 @bornawildone
  • Flashback Friday to last Saturday nights after party bbq 🥩 
Sweet n sticky braai lamb chops by @chef_kyle_s 
Craft beer launch @poisoncitybrew 
Boutique drinks a flow @sixdogsdistillery @leonistaspirit 
We can throw more bbq house parties, more often. 
Like and tag your house party squad and we may just throw another one next weekend 😉 📸 @bornawildone 
#ostrichandtheegg #authenticdifferent #braaiparty
  • 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