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Black Cow Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2219 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1635
+1 818-957-5282
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

.....which I would naturally expect from a place with "Cow" in its name, heh heh heh. Had lunch here while catching up with an old high school friend I hadn't seen in 16 years. Friendly & efficient service.

Thank TrojanSkyCop1
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Went with family for lunch. Seated right away and greeted by server with menus. Menu has so much variety. I had the soup of the day, butternut squash with jalapeño cream drizzled decoratively on top. It was delicious! They brought me what appeared to be a fruited nut bread which was lovely. Two of the family members had the bleu... More 

Thank czech2011
Northridge, CA
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This is a cozy, somewhat cramped spot with inside and outside seating. At this time of year the restaurant was nicely decorated with Christmas lights and trimmings which complemented the rather chilly evening..The menu has a variety of food types including various types of comfort food like meatloaf, stroganoff, and chili. I opted for the bowl of beef stew which... More 

Thank GenoNorthridge_CA
Glendale, California
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825 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, free parking and I enjoy the specials and recommendations. Food is fresh and the bread is amazing

Thank travelshooter71
Glendale, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I love the veggie sandwich (burger) ... make sure to sit outside... to be inside is fun too... overall very good experience

Thank bureacrate
La Canada Flintridge, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Service was confusing... I think we had the new guy. Breakfast was very good. Price was average. I will frequent this restaurant again.

Thank Fanner60
Houston Tx
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We go to California every year and always take time to stop here for a good meal! We recently dropped in for a late breakfast and had two great meals. I had the special spinach artichoke quiche and I must say it was the best quiche I have ever eaten! It comes with fruit and your choice of another side.... More 

Thank gypsea2010
La Crescenta, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great food, fun atmosphere and super service. The zucchini bread at lunch is to die for as are the dinner rolls. We order our Thanksgiving meal for 6 here with all the trimming - it's absolutely delicious!

Thank julial3054
La Canada Flintridge, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Classic ceiling fans, homey decor, eclectic seating and interesting spaces- but the food makes it. Classic American fare done well with good ingredients in generous portions and the village right outside to explore after. We like it better for breakfast than lunch, but both menus are good. Good for family breakfast or a lunchtime seat out front (though limited) to... More 

Thank Eric G
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We had such an enjoyable lunch experience at Black Cow Cafe. It's a cute restaurant that fits right into the Hollywood Ave (Montrose) feel. The wait staff welcomed us with big smiles, seated us quickly and were so attentive. I had Panchos Fish Tacos and enjoyed every bite. Although I usually prefer non-fried options, the fried fish in the tacos... More 

Thank Joyce J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2219 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1635
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 818-957-5282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?