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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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service. Vegetables cooked to perfection. Had seafood stuffed poblano and herb crusted halibut. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Dan S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I couldn't wait for my birthday lunch to return to Cafe Nouveau! Great outside atmosphere. Good service although not a place when need a quick lunch. My friends had the strawberry and spinach salad with chicken. Looked delicious! I had the chicken sandwich and was not disappointed. Another friend had the turkey and cranberry sandwich. I had that last time... More 

Thank Tiffany F
Ventura, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have the time to go eat breakfast I highly suggest Cafe Nouveau! They have the best pancake syrup ever! Always excellent service but expect a little wait.

Thank fellowtravellover
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a new find on a visit to Ventura. We ate in their beautiful garden. The menu is so extensive, that is was hard to make a choice. Their were four of us so we each ordered something different so that we could do a "taste-around." Everything was terrific. We look forward to returning and trying out some more... More 

Thank irasala
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love, Love Café Nouveau! Sitting in the garden, with our dog at our feed, is just peaceful, shaded and lovely. They even bring the dog a bowl of water. Be sure to use the side gate if bringing in a dog. Food is delicious. I have had many meals there, all memorable. The jambalaya is delicious, very spicy! Love their... More 

Thank Patty B
Hurricane, Utah
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of eating breakfast here. SUCH a nice set up with outdoor seating, fountains,plants and flowers. Menu was great, plenty of options and food was delicious. The maple bacon beignets were sinful. Service was great, prices are reasonable, highly recommend. We did wait quite a while for a table on a Saturday, but definitely worth the wait, don't... More 

Thank Us2Berts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Café nouveau we visited twice this time for breakfast and both days it was amazing. I'm from Germany and love American Pancakes. They have a huge menue and a big variety of different pancakes as well. The homemade syrup is amazing! The service is excellent and they are very kid friendly. I'll return for sure next time I'm in... More 

Thank Gaby F
Moorpark, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem of a restaurant in Ventura. The food was interesting, perfectly prepared and presented, and very creative. Totally enjoyed the turkey, cranberry, apple sandwich, the ciabatta bread was fresh and soft, not hard. The Cobb salad was one of the best as well. Service was great. Definitely going back for more

Thank Debbie L
Redondo Beach, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Food was imaginative, varied and well prepared. Service was outgoing and attentive. Rally liked this place!

Thank Cindy S
Ventura, California, USA
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is so good. There is usually a wait, but it is worth it. Their house made syrup is the best!

Thank CaptDrakes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?