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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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Redondo Beach, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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196 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place that has all sorts of unique offerings. The service was great and all of the meals that our group of seven tried were fantastic.

Thank archietek52
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinners are good and I would recommend this restaurant for an evening meal. However, my last visit was for breakfast and unfortunately I was disappointed. My order was for pancakes and eggs and I requested sugar free syrup. My server replied, "we don't have any". I have NEVER been to a restaurant that didn't have sugar free syrup. The pancakes... More 

Thank cabsauv79
Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food accompanied by great service. Who would have thought one could have beignets outside of New Orleans that tasted as if you were at Cafe Dumond.

Thank MissSunshine1063
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing breakfast here with excellent, friendly service. The breakfast menu is extensive, catering to every taste and offering inventive twists on some old standards. The maple Bacon Beignets served with Vanilla syrup were a fabulous riff on regular Beignets, which were also available on the menu. I loved my Bacon, Gorgonzola & caramelized onion frittata, topped with... More 

Thank Ruth S
Fort Worth, Texas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to wake up early on Saturday to visit this restaurant without having to wait in a long line... we arrived with our adult kids and sipped complimentary hot apple cider while we waited four minutes for a table. The atmosphere was inviting, the cider was delicious, and then a sweet smile escorted us to a private little table... More 

Thank HoneyLovesTim
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Longtime Ventura eatery. Italian sausage fritatta is my favorite, but all dishes are equally awesome, as is the service. Best outdoor patio in town. Go on a weekday or really early on the weekend to beat the large breakfast crowd.

Thank stevengJ6983WF
Ventura, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants because we can walk there, sit outside on the patio in the sunshine under a shady olive tree and umbrellas, and enjoy quick attentive service and an excellent breakfast. We eat there regularly and it is consistently good. Our son loves the pancakes and waffles, I go for a scramble or eggs... More 

Thank GwendolynAP
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Cafe Nouveau is always perfect!! The staff and owner are just the best people. There is nothing served to you that will ever disappoint. Flavors are amazing. Sauces, like the mole on the goat cheese enchiladas, are unique and strictly Cafe Nouveau originals. This is my family's go to place always.

Thank Ted A

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?