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Black Cow Cafe

2219 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-957-5282
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Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Montrose
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very nice place; we arrived on a Sunday about 1pm. We were initially told it would be a 30-minute wait, but 5-10 minutes later we were in. We were given a breakfast menu and a lunch menu; we both ordered off the latter. This is in a great location for tourists like us. Cute street, plenty of parking, nice shops... More

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Ocala, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the Black Cow Cafe for a late lunch with some family that lives in the quaint town of Montrose near LA. The town is adorable. The cafe is on the main drag and it had indoor and outdoor seating, we parked and came in from the back so we sat inside. Their soup with zucchini bread was... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great location on a quaint street in Montrose, you wouldn't think you are in the Los Angeles area; very peaceful and upscale environment. The menu is simple and all items are deliciously prepared. Salads and Sandwiches are all filling and great!

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So. California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I just got home from enjoying lunch at the Black Cow Café in Montrose, CA. This is a fun place to eat; the decor is interesting (many items and things to look at); patrons can eat inside or at tables on the sidewalk outside; and...the food is delicious! The menu offers many options with a page of specials. From the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The cafe is located in downtown Montrose. There are a few tables outside. There are a wide variety of items on the menu. We had the salads and they were all very good. The salads are served with a side of zucchini bread or whatever bread they have for the day. They also have a counter where you can get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to the Black Cow three times while on a trip visiting my family nearby and couldn't get enough. Both the fish tacos and the sand dabs were fantastic! Service was very personable and efficient, we were never left waiting. I would recommend to anybody as a must go establishment.

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Pasadena, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

You will likely see a line at the door of this local place if you go on a weekend. If there is a wait, it is worth it. Go for it and you will be very happy with the wonderful food. This is the hard part: study the menu -- it is unusual and it will be hard to decide.... More

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walla walla
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Black Cow has an amazing and creative brunch menu. It has been a family favorite for years. It is always busy! Make a day of it by having brunch and then attending the Farmer's Market down the street.

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Glendale, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Black Cow Cafe is especially good for lunch with a wide variety of menu items and a list of specials that change daily. Their butternut squash soup is very good, more of a puree than creamy although there may be some cream in it. Service is good to great, staff is very friendly. Passion fruit iced tea is excellent. We... More

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Montrose, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Black Cow is a great restaurant in one of the cutest little towns in LA. Their breakfast is what we always go for and it never dissapoints. I also recommend their coffee, very good!

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Additional Information about Black Cow Cafe

Address: 2219 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
Phone Number: 818-957-5282
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montrose
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American

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