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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“beignets” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:00 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 1 week ago

This place is not new to many but I hadn't been since their fire, many moons ago. I met a friend for lunch and some catch up chat. The patio seating in the late morning was perfect. I felt welcome by the staff, their menu...More

Thank sarasuetwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Nouveau is a great place for breakfast. Portions are huge and two people could easily share one omelette. The omelettes were really tasty and the sides were delicious too. The place has its own character and is decorated in a nice way. Service was...More

Thank Xabbu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food. Fresh and delicious. Pet friendly (bring your dog to the table if sitting on the patio - which you definitely want to do). Great ambiance. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

Thank GreenBayJack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with the Avocado Roll, delish - highly recommend. We ate outside on the patio - very charming, quaint, and secluded. Very Nice. We will go back. It's one of the places we will take family and friends for a nice lunch. Or maybe...More

Thank rjgil67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 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 27 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 16 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 12 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
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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.
6 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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