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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“beignets” (45 reviews)
“pancakes” (34 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovey surroundings and helpful friendly staff make Cafe Nouveau a favorite of mine. The pancakes and the homemade syrup are amazing.

Thank ibkenster
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very pleased with our breakfasts at Cafe Nouveau. Staff was friendly and food was excellent. On the first of two visits we had the beignet before our main; very well prepared. It was extremely busy at 10 AM on a Friday; we arrived...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place from the minute you walk up to entering the restaurant. It’s decorated so cute and it so welcoming:-) it has nice indoor and outdoor seating. They have the largest breakfast menu I have seen in years with entrees rarely seen....More

Thank Bullsgirl91
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a recommendation....WOW were they right! Super cute cottage that serves amazing food. We started with their beignets and coffee (yum). My husband had the creole Eggs Benedict w/crab cakes and shrimp. I opted for the Eggs Benevilla which is a crispy...More

Thank Eve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great, portions are big, not huge but certainly enough to share. The beniets are incredible. Sit outside if you can.

Thank Hans T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just went there this morning - it's the best place for us to gather, food is consistent always, my favorite is the Veggie Pesto omelette and you get a choice of homemade corn muffin, blueberry muffin or sweet potato muffin! Delicious! Service is always friendly...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maple Bacon Beignets... you can't go wrong. A must go to. Great service, great food, fun atmosphere, allow dogs on patio area, have coffee and flavored water in front for you while you wait. Get there early, they are busy.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had noticed Cafe Noveau when arriving in Ventura. So the next morning as it was within walking distance of where we stayed, opted to eat here. We arrived fairly early and it was already busy. We chose to dine on the patio and weren't disappointed....More

Thank Chanksie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best meal of our trip so far. A beautiful restaurant in the middle of the city. Full of plants and decor and also excellently decorated for Halloween! We had an evening meal and the food was out of this world, with...More

Thank Razzladazzla
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a place! The restaurant is located in what used to be a home in a residential area so parking can be tricky when they are crowded. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server came by and took our drink order...More

1  Thank Islandgirl53
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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