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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
+1 805-648-1422
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“beignets” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast and liked it so much we came back the following morning. The first day I had the bacon avocado jack omelet with a side of has browns. Very good! Has browns were nice and Krispy. My wife had pancakes that...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had friends in town from Santa Fe. Obviously needed a great restaurant with unique dishes and flavors AND something they can't get in NM. This is it. Sat outside on a lovely evening. The waiter helped with special interests for our guests and prepared a...More

Thank 2016Patti
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family went their to celebrate our Fathers Birthday and it could not of been more perfect. The service was great and the food served was ample. The Mahi-Mahi grilled tacos were delicious and reasonably priced. They have a wine menu. We had a medium...More

Thank janette w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming restaurant in an old house with outside dining in a cozy courtyard. My wife and I have enjoyed many a breakfast and lunch here and just last week took a visiting friend for dinner. We all agreed it rated near the...More

Thank GreggP1943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews hype the Beignets and Breakfast. We were less than impressed. Ordered the Beignets (regular) and the 4 on the plate were small and $5, should be 6 at that size especially for sharing like at Cajun Kitchen. The Beignets were good but left us...More

Thank Brayette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends recommended this spot for brunch—we hit it on a weekday too and that turned out to be a great idea! We heard it gets very busy on the weekends. We kept it simple, beignets and entrees. No drinks, other than water, although they...More

Thank NWTravelerz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I travel by Cafe Nouveau on our way to our usual favorite restaurant in downtown Ventura. But yesterday we decided to try Cafe Nouveau since we've heard many good comments on the restaurant. The location is in a quaint neighborhood on a...More

Thank VenturaDaddyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some unique breakfast items and a little cupcake afterward to finish with their delicious coffee. I get the huevous rancheros because I love their green chili. If you can, sit out on the patio for the ambience!

Thank Greensleves2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Vegetables cooked to perfection. Had seafood stuffed poblano and herb crusted halibut. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't wait for my birthday lunch to return to Cafe Nouveau! Great outside atmosphere. Good service although not a place when need a quick lunch. My friends had the strawberry and spinach salad with chicken. Looked delicious! I had the chicken sandwich and was...More

Thank Tiffany F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Brittney W
What is the maximum occupancy? What time do they close?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Tamera K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure in occupancy 9pm
Lena L
Do they take breakfast reservations
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.
Brunch menu
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
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17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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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