About The Black Cow Cafe
The Black Cow Cafe opened in 1994 by the father and son restaurant team of Jeff and Jack Williams, the owners and operators of Montrose's The Star Cafe and Glendale's Clancy's Crab Broiler, JAX Bar Grill, and Hamburger Central.
The Black Cow Cafe continues the Williams' critically-acclaimed tradition of creating menus that combine traditional and unique dishes--all prepared with care by an Executive Chef.
Whether you're having breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it's the Williams' tradition that makes The Black Cow Cafe the ultimate gourmet coffee bar and cafe with prices everyone loves.
All of the Black Cow Cafe's ingredients are the finest and freshest available.
Open one of the menu pages on this website and start scrolling... and scrolling... and scrolling. It's a "substitution dream world" with enough options for adding ingredients, dressings, and side dishes to make you moo.
And when it comes to our pastries and desserts, they're nothing short of mouthwatering. Even our ice cream is one of the most sought after brands in the country: Fosselman's.
The Tranquility & Charm of Yesterday
The community of Montrose is located in the Foothills nestled between the San Gabriel and Verdugo Mountains just north of Glendale and dates back to the early 19th century.
On February 22, 1913, the new community was named Montrose by former Pennsylvanians as a reminder of their home state's Montrose. The name was also popular with rose growers and literary people who were reminded of the novel "Legend of Montrose" by Sir Walter Scott.
Montrose Avenue was intended to be the main business district street, but business developed along Honolulu Avenue, which was named by a resident raised in Hawaii and homesick for his birthplace.
In the 1920s, a two-block business district was established along Honolulu Avenue, forerunner of the Montrose Shopping Park which opened in 1967.
This beautiful Foothill community has the Indian Springs Shopping Center, a small town atmosphere that infuses a wide variety of services offered to residents, and one of the finest school systems in America, and it is also the site of the annual Arts & Crafts Festival in June, the Oktoberfest, and the Glendale-Montrose-Verdugo City Christmas Parade.