Montrose – what a hidden gem of a neighborhood! Just around the corner from Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, this quaint town is the home of Montrose Shopping Park on Honolulu Avenue packed with lovely mom-and-pop shops and unique restaurants.
Kevin and I enjoyed a Saturday morning breakfast at Black Cow Café. I love getting an early start to the weekend. I seldom get out of bed before noon on a weekendbut when I do, like I did this Saturday, I have the most productive rest of the day.
I started out breakfast with an order of Costa Rica coffee in French press. It was a little on the strong side but it was rich and flavorful. I’m convinced that coffee is best brewed in French Press. It somehow eliminates the acidy taste from a cup of java, leaving only the velvety liquid jewel.
For breakfast, I ordered the Crab Cake Benedict, two perfectly pouched eggs on top of crab cakes and drizzled with hollandaise sauce. The crab cakes were so fulfilling, I didn’t have the chance to miss English muffins. The grilled tomato with pesto was delicious (what a clever idea) and went perfectly with the generous portion of spinach salad.
The Country Fried Steak that Kevin ordered was pretty darn tasty. It was so tender that I had to steal more than one piece! I am still confused as to why these types of steak are typically called Chicken Fried Steak, even though there’s no chicken. I understand that words “chicken” and “fried” are used as adjectives but that’s just too confusing. Anyway … I digress.
For delicious breakfast, I’ll wake up early next week again!
Black Cow Cafe
2219 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020