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Cafe Nouveau

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Italian, American, Fusion
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1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant food, friendly staff, pretty place, hidden gem

I've been several times, most recent;y yesterday with family. We love the place.. it's cozy, not cramped... inside or outside tables, very pretty grounds , flowers, art. Great food (we do breakfast here). Not cheap, but worth the $$

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Robin S
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California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've been several times, most recent;y yesterday with family. We love the place.. it's cozy, not cramped... inside or outside tables, very pretty grounds , flowers, art. Great food (we do breakfast here). Not cheap, but worth the $$

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited for lunch and glad we did. The turkey-cranberry-gorgonzola sandwich on ciabatta bread was yummy, though side salad was more ordinary. We also loved the Mediterranean chicken sandwich [tomatoes+feta cheese made it seems like chicken parmesan on a ciabatta roll] and yam frites. Name of this place conjures up a French bistro, but it is eclectic, slightly funky CA with... More 

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Ventura, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent spot for breakfast, lunch dinner. However, their beignets are only served in the morning and they are delicious as is their entire menu. Restaurant is cozy with a wonderful out door patio for dining...Families welcome....don't miss trying Cafe Nouveau you won't be disappointed...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is very good. The atmosphere is great and so is the staff. Love the littel cupcakes. They make you feel like your at home.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love this place for its food (having been here three times over the past 4 weeks) but the service is getting beyond slow. Food is good but is it really worth it the wait?? Geeez people, either add to the wait staff, expand the kitchen or remove some tables and do not overload the said above. Simple as that!... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ventura is not loaded with great restaurants but it does have Cafe Nouveau. This is our fallback place... where we take friends from out of town, where we go for weekend brunch, where we take our dog because the patio is dog-friendly. And the wait staff is friendly, funny and helpful. And the menu is creative, fun and unique. And... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

On our last attempt to dine at this place, we were left to wait over 45 minutes and when we complained, it became evident that he had not intended to seat us at all. We were then told by the manager to go somewhere else.

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Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cafe Nouveau has become our go-to place to take ANYONE to for an amazing Sunday brunch. The setting inside is very nice--quaint and cozy. The setting on the outside patio is nearly unparalleled in Ventura. Service is always speedy and very friendly, in a natural, "I love my job" kind of way. Sunday brunch almost always includes a wait, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We came here for brunch and had a great time. Fabulous menu, delicious food, beautifully decorated and very pleasant staff. We will be back soon!

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This quaint restaurant has such delicious good. The atmosphere is laid back and charming. Look at the menu online...there are delicious salads, yummy entrees and you won't find greater service anywhere.

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Additional Information about Cafe Nouveau

Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
Phone Number: 805-648-1422
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-648-1422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?