St. Kilda Surf & Turf offers healthy modern fish & chips, souvlaki, housemade bakery items, egg dishes, veg & grains, and bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, artisanal drinks featuring Counter Culture Coffee and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.

Ricotta Hotcake with whipped mascarpone and fresh berries
Bakery & Sweets

sourdough toast with butter and housemade jam +two eggs any style +australian potato cake +house smoked salmon +bacon

honey glazed doughnuts

cinnamon walnuts, honey

açaí bowl

açaí berry purée, housemade granola, fresh berries, toasted coconut, crunchy seed mix

ricotta hotcake

local maple syrup, whipped mascarpone, fresh berries, chia, sunflower seeds, flax, puffed rice

folded eggs

roast tomato, goat cheese, herb salad, pita

smoked salmon & eggs

house smoked salmon, fried egg, cream cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion, fresh herbs, everything bagel spice, australian potato cake

pulled pork breakfast sandwich

jalapeño apple slaw, fried egg, harissa aioli, sesame seed bun

Pulled Pork Breakfast Sandwich with fried egg and sesame seed bun
Veg & Grains
avocado toast

smashed avocado, cucumber, cherry tomato, harissa, watermelon radish, pickled chilis, feta +poached or scrambled egg

zucchini fritters

sweet corn relish, smoky yogurt +poached egg

eggs & greens

green goddess hummus, roasted sweet potato, roasted broccolini, edamame, baby kale, watermelon radish, pickled fresno chili, two poached eggs

grain bowl

whole oats, white & red sorghum, wild rice, roasted baby carrots, spinach, almonds, cranberries, green goddess dressing +poached or fried egg +falafel +salmon

mediterranean salad

cucumber, tomato, chickpea, red onion, kalamata olives, mint, feta, lemon vinaigrette, crispy pita +falafel +salmon

hearty greens salad

dogpatch urban gardens fresh greens, spicy apple slaw, radish, edamame, orange blossom vinaigrette +falafel +salmon

Grain Bowl with wild rice, roasted baby carrots
Pan-fried walleye and chips
maine lobster roll & chips

sweet maine lobster, housemade lemon aioli, celery, fresh herbs, buttered & griddled bun

fried atlantic cod & chips


grilled atlantic salmon & chips


pan-fried great lakes walleye & chips

flour dusted and lightly seasoned

fish tacos

battered and fried cod, cilantro slaw, pickled radish, spicy lime aioli, flour tortilla

chicken souvlaki

lemon chicken thigh, mustard aioli, chips, caramelized onions, fresh parsley, toasted pita

lamb souvlaki

marinated lamb roast, mustard aioli, chips, caramelized onions, fresh parsley, toasted pita

pork souvlaki

rubbed pork shoulder, harissa aioli, chips, napa slaw, cilantro, toasted pita

house falafel souvlaki

smoky yogurt, harissa aioli, napa slaw, cilantro, toasted pita

fried chicken sandwich & chips

buttermilk brined chicken, house pickles, garlic lemon aioli, brioche bun

turf cheeseburger & chips

two beef patties, cheddar, house pickles, special sauce, sesame seed bun

Pork Souvlaki
Falafel Souvlaki
hand cut chips

served with ketchup

australian potato cakes

served with garlic lemon aioli

house falafel

green goddess hummus, smoky yogurt sauce

sauteed vegetables

please ask your server for today’s offering


Frozen Granita +spike your granita

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Arnold Palmer

Coke or Diet Coke

San Pellegrino

Hugo tea brewed iced tea

Hugo tea organic loose leaf tea


Single Origin By The Cup

Iced Coffee






Flat White



Chai Latte

Australian Iced Coffee

Counter Culture Coffee

Beet Lemonade

Surf Bloody Mary

Coconut Mimosa



Baklava Tiki

Lavender Honey

Strong Brew

selection of beers
On Tap, In Bottles & Cans

Yalumba Y Series Rosé

Yalumba Organic and Vegan Chardonnay

Yalumba Organic and Vegan Viognier

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc

Segura Viudas Brut Cava

Mia Moscato

Yalumba Grenache

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Yalumba Organic and Vegan Shiraz

St. Kilda Surf and Turf: 5 Things to Love

DSM Magazine

Alexander and Whitney Hall continue to raise the standards for polished-casual dining in town. The owners of St. Kilda opened their newest venue, St. Kilda Surf and Turf, last Wednesday in the East Village. These five things impressed me most on an opening-day visit…

Your first look at St. Kilda Surf & Turf

Des Moines Register

Surf and Turf — with its rustic metal panels, laminated wooden beams and elegant black-and-white wallpaper — blend perfectly with pendant lights and Edison bulbs. And floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the stunning view of the downtown Des Moines skyline.

A Taste of the Arts in Des Moines, Iowa

417 Magazine

A chic, full-service Australian-fare cafe is the icing on the cake to this busy, beautiful weekend. Breakfast at St. Kilda is just as pretty as the spacious, modern interior of the cafe. Try the avocado toast topped with roasted corn, pickled red onion, feta cheese, cucumber and tomato salsa.

Best of Des Moines – Best New Local Restaurant


The Australian-style café and bakery opened in May of 2017, and it has been a hit with locals. The restaurant takes its name from owner Alexander Hall’s hometown, St. Kilda (near Melbourne), and serves artful “healthy, modern dishes” for breakfast and lunch.

We Can’t Believe How Cool Des Moines Is Being Right Now

Food & Wine

On the ground floor of a beautiful residential conversion, steps south of the downtown core, you’ve got the whole nine yards, in a giant, gorgeous space — avo toasts, smoothies and salads stake a claim for good living, even in the dead of winter.

Top Things to Do in Des Moines

Midwest Living

Australian-raised restaurateur Alexander Hail offers sandwiches like the Saint (fried egg with house-made ginger sausage) in a renovated 110-year-old downtown building.



Open Monday-Friday 7am-10pm • Saturday & Sunday 8am-10pm