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Cafe Nouveau

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 2 days ago via mobile

The food is great here. Very large pancakes. Great service and very nice people. The only thing I can find dad is the parking. There is a large lot across the street down a little. We had the chili verde omelette and the southern version...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place if you have the time. Wait staff is great. Food is great dog very friendly. Nice environment.

Thank guydavid
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 3 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 4 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 5 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
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Brittney W
28 February 2017|
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Response from Tamera K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure in occupancy 9pm
Lena L
14 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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