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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“beignets” (35 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there twice recently for breakfast. They have been above average. They have the usual fare, eggs, pancakes, etc. They menu has some interesting dishes but from the looks of it, I could make most of it at home. Their sourdough toast didn't have...More

Thank as4beatles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. We were seated on the patio, it was a nice warm day. I had heard so many good things about this restaurant. The most difficulty I had with this restaurant was they have an extensive menu. It was difficult to decide what to...More

Thank Cgrl3700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fish risotto that was quite good. Other meals were just ok. Service is wildly inconsistent. Key lime pie was good.

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a meeting -had to look for parking but apparently you have to park on the street. The place is cute - it looked like a small house converted to a restaurant. Food is delish - I ordered salmon with rice and at...More

Thank Jomama_Fosho
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The place is in a neighborhood area so it is street parking. Every time I have been here there is always a wait, but they have coffee and apple cider available as you wait. the place is nicely decorated and feels very cozy. The food...More

Thank Nilopedro
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Café Nouveau is one of Ventura's best eateries. The atmosphere is quaint and welcoming. The restaurant is a refurbished house with a large patio so each room has its own flavor. The food is consistently excellent and the service is as well. It is a...More

Thank slorraine0930
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Three in my group ate breakfast here during Christmas break. We arrive around 9:30 and got a table on the patio after a short wait. (The line was out the door when we left, so be prepared to wait). The menu is quite broad and...More

Thank Beevie
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It’s dependably good. Had the feta and spinach egg dish. Superb! My daughter had the chocolate chip pancakes which looked so inviting. There is often a wait to get in as it’s very popular but once inside the food and service take over. Service was...More

Thank Fasteddie100
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Love, love, love this place. They've got a beautiful patio area that's great for a sunny day. Their omelets and pancakes are fantastic, and the sweet potato biscuits are out of this world. I haven't been there for lunch as much, but the menu looks...More

Thank ZebClayton
Reviewed 29 November 2017

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
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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.
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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