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2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
818-957-7827
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Eats

Sister to Black Cow Cafe. Had a great salmon meal. Definitely go by for a meal. I would pick Black Cow first but in a pinch on a Monday (BCC is closed)-- I get takeout from Star Cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
DianainAruba
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Los Angeles, California
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Glendale, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a small restaurant in Montrose, CA on the main street. We had a great lunch. The food was perfect, coffee and tea made it very obvious that the restaurant uses filtered water. The service from the person who showed us to our table, to our waiter "Marsha", and the guy who bussed our table. We were treated like... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sister to Black Cow Cafe. Had a great salmon meal. Definitely go by for a meal. I would pick Black Cow first but in a pinch on a Monday (BCC is closed)-- I get takeout from Star Cafe.

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Warren, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Two weeks ago I met friends here for dinner. This is a small restaurant, not at all fancy and so I expected ordinary food. I was so pleasantly surprised by the delicious food that I returned this week with work colleagues. Once again, the food was wonderful--delicious bread and Italian dishes, but they need to improve their wine list to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been going here for over 20 years, and always loved it. But my last three visits did not meet expectations. The little rolls they serve before the meal used to be divine. Now they are undercooked, almost tasteless balls of dough. The lunch combination used to offer half a sandwich, salad and a bowl of soup. Now it's only... More 

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Glendale, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Small and busy place, but great food and service. On nice evenings sit at one of the sidewalk tables and watch the people parade go by.

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Los Angeles
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Service was outstanding. Unfortunately, the food was completely forgettable. Won't return. We had BBQ chicken pizza & shrimp penne. Both TOTALLY BLAND. Gazpacho was good, but that's not enough! The rolls they bring out are also pretty much flavor-free. What's up with this place?!

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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

Closely guarded secret: The Star Cafe offers guests that dine on New Year's Day a gift certificate for the amount that they purchased (excluding liquor). The locals know this special offer and the place is mobbed shortly after the Rose Bowl Game concludes. I concur with the other reviewers - fabulous food!

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City of Angels
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I eat here about every 6 months. Although the menu changes the quality of the food doesn't. The freshly baked rosemary rolls are to die for... I usually take an order to go. Only once did I have a bad meal, I ordered the Calzone, and it was more Mexican than Italian... so I'll stick w/ the pizzas. There is... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This well established restaurant has been around a long time and it is reliably good. My husband just loves the "day old sphagetti" and I always enjoy the portabellow sandwich. It also has great soups and the most delicious biscuits in town which are served automatically as you arrive.

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Pasadena, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Star Cafe has been a favorite since it opened. They always have a wonderful soup, a great lunch menu, and old favorites like the day old spaghetti. People fight over the tasty little buns they serve.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: 818-957-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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