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Cafe Nouveau

1497 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3242
805-648-1422
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Ranked #15 of 378 restaurants in Ventura
Cuisines: Italian, Californian, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a charming cafe with a large menu. We were there for breakfast and enjoyed ourselves totally. Food and service were good and the ambiance is terrific.

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Ventura, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This little quaint cafe has delicious breakfast food. They have such a variety of items to choose from, and the quantities aren't small. This is my favorite place to eat breakfast in Ventura (and I'm a native Venturan). From yummy biscuits and muffins to chorizo and sausage. And yes they have plenty of vegie entries as well. The coffee is... More

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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the minute you walk through the door at Café Nouveau, you know your business is important to them. They all great you with smiles and are happy to seat you wherever you choose. I have a friend who goes there frequently; the waitress must be the best, because she tells him he needs to broaden his horizon when it... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This place is my "go to" place when I go out for breakfast and lunch, though they have a wonderful dinner selection as well. The owner is super nice. I especially enjoy sitting on their outdoor patio for a late breakfast. Really the best in Ventura.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is a nice little place, an older house that was once an Italian restaurant. It has now become French-style, with pretensions to being gourmet -- and just can't pull it off. Their basic error (aside from whatever talent may be lacking) is to try to do too much. It's a huge menu for a small kitchen, and very few... More

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Lawrence, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Whenever I visit my sister in Ventura we always plan for breakfast at Cafe Nouveau. The setting, especially the patio, is beautiful, the staff is very pleasant and the food has always been outstanding. You can't go wrong with anything on the breakfast menu, but be sure to get a sweet potato biscuit for your bread side as it is... More

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Ventura, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is absolutely the best place for breakfast in Ventura. The outside patio is delightful on a nice day. The food is always delicious--my favorite is the waffles with Fuji apples. The servers are always friendly and courteous. The only problem is that it is so popular, you really have to go early or plan to wait.

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Ventura, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I find Cafe Nouveau are great place to go for get away lunch with friends. The menu has some interesting takes on some old classics, and some nice innovative choices of their own. Love the 'Old house" setting. This, however, does make the inside crowded and noisy..wait to be seated outside for a more relaxing meal...and don't go at peak... More

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Long Beach, California
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed an awesome Breakfast here, and even got some togo. The Menu had so many great from the Amazing Bisquits and Gravy to the many unique pancake flavors to the tasty omelett's it's hard to go wrong. We will definitely be back!

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Brea, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Found this restaurant on an app and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, the service was super friendly, and the ambiance was relaxing.

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