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Black Cow Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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2219 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1635
+1 818-957-5282
06:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Almunecar, Spain
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch but they were starting dinner. Not a problem ..... great menu and great friendly service. The best vegetarian penne I have ever eaten. Highly recommend this place!!

Thank Clive C
Manchester, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in the area for a few days and ate here several times. If you go in once, they know you the next time - such friendly service and everyone knows everyone! Then my taste buds were tantalized too - it did not matter what we ate, I'd suggest it to everyone!

Thank Porsche-the-Traveler
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the evening. Food was really good, nice wine selection and I'd recommend sitting outside. Plenty of parking behind the restaurant.

Thank billegee123
Claymont, Delaware
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We ate outside on a delightful afternoon. Our server, Victor, was friendly and attentive. I had the "Count Montrose Cristo" sandwich, simply delectable. Lightly fried batter on a ham and cheese sandwich with a tasty jam for dipping served with fruit. Others in our party had the Tri Tips grilled cheese sandwich and gave rave reviews. Also the Chicken Pesto... More 

Thank Splanky
Glendale, California, United States
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Black Cow has a very imaginative breakfast menu to select from. The service is prompt and polite. Black Cow is a "Go To" breakfast spot.

Thank sbpotter1
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Met my cousin here for breakfast and was not disappointed. I had the huevos rancheros which were very good and filling. I want to return to try the cow benedict, saw it served to another table and it looked really good, everything looked good. As much as we wanted to visit it could be a little loud and there was... More 

Thank takemeaway50
Baghdad Province, Iraq
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187 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 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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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 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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926 reviews
603 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank travelshooter71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
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?