Spatlo or Kota is the Stuffed Bread of South Africa. It is also known as “hambone”. The origins of the Kota have deep roots in the apartheid-era migrant labor system and the backbone industry of mining, which led to millions of black laborers working in pitiful and near-slave conditions to unearth the deep reserves of gold in Gauteng that propped up the economy of the white minority regime.

The kota is made from a hollowed-out quarter loaf of bread and filled with various ingredients, often potato “slap” chips, sausage, egg, beef patty, cheese, polony, and achar. In townships, kotas are generally filled with slap chips and sausages such as viennas and sold for about R15. Last year’s Soweto Kota Fest proved that the South African street food favorite has gone to private school and now twangs.

Local Meals

ItemPrice (R)
Beef Stew & Pap with ChakalakaR117
Chicken Stew & Pap with ChakalakaR107

Braai Combos

ItemPrice (R)
Steak, Quarter Chicken, Wors & Pap (Single portion)R225
Quarter Chicken, Wors & Pap (Single portion)R135
Steak, Wors & Pap (Single portion)R165
Steak, Quarter Chicken & Pap (Single portion)R170

Kota Spathlo

ItemPrice (R)
Egg Kota SpathloR61.60
Vienna & Russian Kota SpathloR68
Standard Kota SpathloR51.20
Budget Kota SpathloR43
Dagwood KotaR99
Bacon and Egg KotaR99
Special Kota SpathloR84
Russian Kota SpathloR55.20
Vienna Kota SpathloR52

Flam Grilled and Braai

ItemPrice (R)
Quarter Chicken & PapR107
Beef Steak (200g) & PapR115

Burbs Kota Menu

Kota TypeIngredientsPrice (R)
Morningside KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Fried Chips, French Polony, CheeseR43
Houghton KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, ViennaR58
Ruimsig KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Fried Chips, Chicken Polony, Cheese, Chicken ViennaR73
Fourways KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, Vienna, EggR73
Athol Kota (Vegetarian)Kota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, Cheese, Egg, BK Special AvocadoR88
Bedfordview KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, Chicken Polony, Cheese, Chicken Vienna, EggR88
Bryanston KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, Pork Russian, EggR88
Waterfall KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, Chicken Polony, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey Russian, EggR102
Hyde Park KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, Russian, Egg, Rib Patty, AvocadoR120
Westcliff KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, Chicken Polony, Cheese, Egg, Chicken Breast, AvocadoR140
Melrose KotaKota Bread, Atchaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, Egg, Beef Steak, AvocadoR150
Waterkloof KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, Chicken Polony, Cheese, Chicken Breast, Egg, Marinated Chicken Patty, BK Special AvocadoR160
Sandhurst KotaKota Bread, Achaar, Lettuce, Tangy Carrot, Gherkins, Fried Chips, French Polony, Cheese, Beef Steak, Egg, Marinated Pork Ribs Patty, BK Special Avocado, Pork Bacon, Pork RussianR200

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