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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” (24 reviews)
“beignets” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A family favorite....we choose Cafe Nouveau 9 out of 10 times for breakfast or brunch. We love the food, atmosphere and the staff. They recently started serving dinner on the weekends....can't wait to try it!

Thank Leba B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The patio is like a secret garden. The menu is extensive, with delicious and unique food. We have always had an enjoyable time here and never felt like we broke the bank. Situated in a mostly residential part of town, it always brings astonishment when...More

Thank toppats
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We went for brunch having read the good reviews on here. This is a quaint restaurant that at the time of our visit had been decorated for Halloween. There is a good choice of dishes on an extensive menu; my Eggs Benedict crabcakes were tasty...More

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The most horrible thing about this very quiet restaurant was what to choose on the menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were calling to us. Each selection was unique and sounded delicious. We ate on the beautiful patio surrounded by foliage, fountains, brick courtyard and iron...More

Thank LadyAFVet
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I returned here with my husband a month after having gone for the first time with my daughter-in-law and grandchildren. My daughter-in- law and granddaughter were with us too. We sat on the patio and were well attended by our server, Susan. Once again I...More

Thank Dot13
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Used to drive by here for years but always passed by because of the crowds. This time at my sister's insistence our party of 17 had brunch on a Sunday. Sure the wait was long but in their defense we had a large party to...More

Thank SusanElSobrante
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The outside patio is very pleasant (weather permitting), there is an expansive menu and the food/service is excellent. Maybe a little bit pricey, but worth the cost.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A menu heavily influenced by our South of the border friends offers a delightful selection of breakfast and lunch options that are outstanding. Folks, how do you say "this is terrific food any better than "this is terrific food!" Every time I have ordered, I...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find a home from the 1920's converted into such a beautiful restaurant! And especially after finding out it was reopened in Dec 2012 after a fire almost destroyed it, which required new plumbing, electrical, gas lines, air ventilation system &...More

Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We take our 3 and 7 year old son to this place often for breakfast and always have prompt service. Erika is one of our favorite servers, she is always polite and our food is perfect every time. They have these awesome appetizers for breakfast.....More

Thank leannleann
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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