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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
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Cafe Nouveau

For my birthday, my wife treated me to breakfast here. It was our first time and I must say it was excellent. Susan, our waitress, was absolutely fantastic and went the extra step to make it a special event for us. We ate in their outdoor patio and it was very quaint and appealing. It truly is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Fscalfaro
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Clearwater, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Half hour wait to get in. Large menu but the food was average. Wait staff moderately inattentive but I must say that it was busy.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

For my birthday, my wife treated me to breakfast here. It was our first time and I must say it was excellent. Susan, our waitress, was absolutely fantastic and went the extra step to make it a special event for us. We ate in their outdoor patio and it was very quaint and appealing. It truly is a charming place... More 

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Ventura, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My girlfriends and I love to meet here for breakfast and sit on the pretty patio. It's very relaxing and the food is fantastic. My favorite breakfast items on the menu are eggs Benedict with avocado, the chocolate chip Belgium waffle, pineapple upside down pancakes, and any of the seasonal specials. Scrumptious. And very, very pleasant. At the end of... More 

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Van Nuys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've been here twice for dinner and each time had an excellent meal. I like the patio at dusk. I can recommend the Poblano Del Mar and the pork entrees. For dessert, the chocolate brownie is very satisfying and rich. We took some home. Large portions I can say, but a very nice place to have a casual dinner. Fine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful dining in the Patio. Food selections show me a Chef who has studied European foods. French, Italian, German selections. I enjoy tasting the variations in sauces and flavors. Enjoy the air from the ocean breezes. This once was my favorite small Italian restaurants, remodeled and enlarged by new owners, the menu has broaden to include dishes not so Italian.... More 

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Auburn
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love clean food, served fresh. This restaurant serves just that. Hubby had the Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna which was perfection. I had the Seafood Stuffed Pablano with a creamy sauce. -I would have preferred maybe half the sauce and no cheese and I didn't get much seafood on mine, so a little disappointing. Sis-in-Law had the Sirloin Burger and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?