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Cafe Nouveau

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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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new york, ny
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The setting is gorgeous, beautiful patio, lush plantings - a very Mexican feel. The server was terrific and the food was great. We probably ordered a breakfast that was a bit too heavy but it was excellent. Wish we'd been in Ventura longer so we could have returned for another meal.

Thank ksw430
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a quaint little café with a charming patio which includes a fountain, lush vegetation, and umbrella shaded tables. Small birds flitter in and out of the patio area and played in the fountain to the delight of my teenage daughter. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. The service was very good and the overall experience was... More 

Thank Daniel G
Ventura, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for good breakfast and a private patio with a relaxing fountain. This is the place. The homemade syrup is amazing. Or if you're in the mood for savory, try the potatos au gratin, beats hash browns any day!

Thank Chrlyn
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely, unique fusion of flavors with a South American influence -- Empapelado del Mar. Just reading the menu makes one drool and the decision of which items to order a challenge. Plenty of reasons to return to dine again. Also, some of the entrees remind me of wonderful inns on the East Coast -- Pork with Apples & Onions. Situated... More 

Thank 2016Patti
omaha, ne
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

great spot for lunch or breakfast. Very friendly and efficient service. We didn't wait for a table on the patio, but it looked lovely. Broad menu with lots of vegetarian options.

Thank mcarollo13
Fayetteville, AR
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had breakfast twice here because it was so good. Friendly staff, wide selection of expertly prepared dishes. Coffee is very good, which is often over-looked. Not too pricey ($8-14)

Thank DiverScientist
Ventura, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love the food here, a little busy on the weekends but worth the wait. The service is great, portions are good, and the flavors are amazing.

Thank Amos N
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

What made the meal really special was the ambiance of eating in the garden patio. It's so cozy and natural. It was very easy to imagine I was at a little café in Italy or France where the locals gather.

Thank LMarlene114
Culver City, California
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355 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had lunch with a friend at Cafe Nouveau which we both enjoyed. I had the salmon tacos and my friend had an avocado salad and asked that chicken be added. They added so much chicken she had enough to take home for a second meal. After looking at the breakfast menu, I decided to return rather than eating breakfast at... More 

Thank GareThere
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281 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Had lunch here yesterday. Breakfast today. Tuna wrap was fantastic. Truly. How do they make that aioli? Poblano salmon/crab was excellent too. For breakfast we had chiles verde with pork and poached eggs, and a green bean pesto omelet. Never would have put green beans in an omelet, but it was wonderful. Best thing about both meals? The service. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?