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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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Ventura, California
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's great outdoor garden tables at Cafe Nouveau to breakfast/lunch/dine alfresco, particularly on a sunny morning in Ventura California. I finally made it there---and must report that I like their breakfasts. But make sure to get there early or be prepared to wait--but the wait is worthwhile. The food is served by bouncy sunshiny help--and the portions are plentiful. I... More 

Thank ivordavisbeatlescom
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Nouveau serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We were there for breakfast and delighted to see the variety of delicious food -- eggs, fresh fruit, waffles and pancakes, and granola. There are gluten-free alternatives. You can sit outside in the tropical garden under a red umbrella, or sit inside several of small dining rooms beautifully decorated with posters and paintings.... More 

Thank Adryan2013
new york, ny
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
3 restaurant reviews
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 20 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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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 34 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 13 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 30 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

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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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?