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Cafe Nouveau

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Italian, Californian, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Best breakfast

We were impressed with everything about their breakfast. Sweet potatoe biscuits were delightful. It was pleasant to eat outside, and a meal to remember.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Backroads2015
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Nebraska
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nebraska
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were impressed with everything about their breakfast. Sweet potatoe biscuits were delightful. It was pleasant to eat outside, and a meal to remember.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

service is excellent. restaurant in adobe style bungalow with CA succulents and plants everywhere. Garden patio eating. they serve Sweet Potato Muffins and Beignets with Carmel sauce like Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans.

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West Linn, Oregon
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Breakfast on the patio is a great start for the day. The menu is varied and interesting. We arrived at 9:00am on Monday...no wait. However, by the time we finished our meal...the patio was full. The patio seating is very pleasant with lots of plants and light. The wait staff was attentive and the food amazing. It definitely rates for... More 

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California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've seen lines outside this restaurant every time we come to Ventura, so we decided to give it a try. We actually did not have to wait very long at all and had a lovely little patio to sit in while we did wait. We ordered the white chili bean scramble, which was a tasty combination of eggs, chili and... More 

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was a bit of a wait, because the folks that we were meeting had requested a table outside, but the food made up for the wait. I had the jambalaya which was very nice, the right amount, and very good for being outside of my traditional growing up haunts of New Orleans and Cajun country. Once the taste of... More 

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Ventura, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited after a sunrise hike and had a wonderful birthday breakfast - started with beignets. The feta spinach wrap and creole benedict were superb. Enjoyed being able to have our dog with us on the patio too.

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Mojave California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Recently met some friends for lunch at Cafe Nouveau after not having been there in a few years. There were choices from both the breakfast and lunch menu even though it was after noon. I enjoyed the ahi/avocado rolls served with rice with carmelized onions. We also shared the maple bacon beignettes which were very tasty and just the right... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great menu with many options The atmosphere was pleasing with both indoor & outdoors under shade umbrellas available Friendly staff . This was within walking distance from our hotel so we decided to try it for lunch. We were glad we did I would return & definitely recommend to family & friends

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is good and the atmosphere and décor are great. However, the road noise is somewhat of a nuisance. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday, be prepared to wait because the table turnover is slow.

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Edmonds, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the 2x2x2. 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, 2 pancakes. Wonderful service, fruendly staff. I ordered ans had my food within 7 min. Cute atmosphere looks like an old house. I was seated on the patio and the music and birds chirping were rhe perfect start to my day

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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, Californian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?