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Cafe Nouveau

) #4 of 349 Restaurants in Ventura ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, Fusion
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“beignets” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Great menu. Moderate prices. Good portions. Eclectic / fun atmosphere. Excellent service. Never had a bad meal here. Burgers, sandwiches, salads -- breakfast, lunch or dinner. There's something for everyone. Don't be afraid to try something new. It's all good!!! And that...More

Thank LaQuinta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible food ... tasty & different, with high quality ingredients. My favorite spot in Ventura ... great for a relaxing breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Usually a very long wait, but well worth it. I'm a vegetarian and always have lots of options to choose from.

Thank TrippinJen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast or dinnner.. Both are AMAAAAAAAZING. Breakfast has long lines-- Dinner no lines... I love dinner best- especially the goat cheese enchlladas-- OMG.... A great romantic place or birthday place--- but we've also brought our kid and kept her on the Ipad---

Thank S4806STjenniferl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a brunch with 13 friends end of June. We were accommodated without a problem and service was fast and friendly. The café is a short ride from downtown but worth the visit. Ecclectic atmosphere, cozy and quaint. A nice variety of breakfast and lunch...More

Thank Teri U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Saturday Brunch there about 11:0am. Patio was full, got a nice table in side. Good food, but the the sweet potato bread is great. Go early or late to avoid the big crowds. Parking can be a problem, but you can park within a...More

Thank USCGCaptainBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We yelped breakfast places and Cafe Nouveau came up with consistently good reviews and the photos all looked good. We arrived around 11:45 and saw a massive amount of people waiting but at check in were told it would be a 15-20 min wait. Almost...More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a sad commentary on Ventura, where I used to live, but honestly, the best restaurant here is a breakfast place. Café Nouveau is adorable. Sure, you are probably going to have to wait an hour, but it is so worth it. The interior...More

Thank BartenderMichael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast and liked it so much we came back the following morning. The first day I had the bacon avocado jack omelet with a side of has browns. Very good! Has browns were nice and Krispy. My wife had pancakes that...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had friends in town from Santa Fe. Obviously needed a great restaurant with unique dishes and flavors AND something they can't get in NM. This is it. Sat outside on a lovely evening. The waiter helped with special interests for our guests and prepared a...More

Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our family went their to celebrate our Fathers Birthday and it could not of been more perfect. The service was great and the food served was ample. The Mahi-Mahi grilled tacos were delicious and reasonably priced. They have a wine menu. We had a medium...More

Thank janette w
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Brittney W
1 March 2017|
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Response from Tamera K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure in occupancy 9pm
Lena L
15 October 2016|
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Response from jogrow7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately they don't take breakfast reservations. The wait can be up to 30 minutes, depending on what time you get to the restaurant. They have a patio that allows dogs.
5 September 2016|
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Response from pamkat127 | Reviewed this property |
There are so many options you can go back over and over for something different every time. Items from pancakes/waffles-French toast with their own vanilla caramel syrup or maple syrup, to omelettes, oatmeal, and various... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-648-1422
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